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What's the Story, Data?

What's the Story, Data?

Completion Time: 32 Hours
Curriculum Overview
What is Data?
A Picture Tells a Story
Claim It Isn’t So!
A Web, Mined
Big Data, Small World
Waldorithms
Go With the Flow
Go Sentimental
Programmer
Database Modeling
Data Visualization
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Mars: Manifest Destiny

Mars

Completion Time: 32 Hours
Curriculum Overview
Spacefaring or Extinct
Environmental Conditions
Citizen Science
Orbital Mechanics
To Boldly Go
Mars Transit Vehicle
Mission Architecture
Ice Truckers
We Are the Martians
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Secret Communications: Sharing Concealed Messages

Secret Communications

Completion Time: 32 Hours
Introduction
GUESS AND CHECK
CAESAR’S CIPHER
FINDING THE RIGHT ROUTE
ON OR OFF: READING THE CODE
SYMBOLIC ENCRYPTION
LOCKING ONTO AN IDEA: CONSIDERING THE POSSIBILITIES
DIGITIZED MESSAGE TRANSMISSION
SEEING IS BELIEVING
TAG TEAM SECRET MESSAGES
Who Holds the Key?
Secret Codon
The Final Challenge
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Materials Science: Living in the Material World

Materials Science

Completion Time: 32 Hours
Introduction
Setting the Stage
Ages of Stone and Bronze
Wood Works
The Iron Age
Silicates and Light
I’m Rubber, You’re Glue
Plastic Dreams
Textiles
Outta This Material World
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Medieval: STEM Through the Middle Ages

Medieval Stem

Completion Time: 32 Hours
Curriculum Overview
Illuminating the Journey
You Reap What You Sow
Churning Through the Years
Say Cheese
Medieval Measurement
Marco Polo: Top Trader
On the Verge of Time
Rags to Paper
We Are All Made of Stars
Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down
Dose
So Much Depends Upon Printing
Everything is Illuminated
Extensions
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Take Flight: Investigating the Aviation Industry

Take Flight

Completion Time: 32 Hours
Curriculum Overview
Design and Engineering
Wind Beneath the Wings?
What Goes Up ...Must Come Down: Runway Math
Take to the Skies : Navigation by Air
Air Traffic Control
Environmental Concerns
Economic Issues
Take Flight: Culminating Activity
Extensions
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Out of the Silo: Agronomic STEM

Out of the Silo

Completion Time: 32 Hours
Curriculum Overview
Farming Frenzy
Tractor Physics
G-ROW-in’ Soybeans
Drift Mitigation
Water Management
It’s All About Those Traits
Nutrient Management
Soil Science
Amber Waves of Grain
So High, Silo
Feed the World
Extension Activity
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Synthetic Scorecard: Building the Future of Biology

Synthetic Scorecard

Completion Time: 32 Hours
Introduction
B + E = SB
Come Scale Away
Scratch Cat Fever
Standardized Parts
Streaking
Pop Culture
Protein Power
TAG…You’re It
Separation Anxiety
How Are ‘Hue’?
The Heist
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Dive In: Oceanographic Engineering

Dive In

Completion Time: 32 Hours
Introduction
Dive In: It’s Trivia
A-Salt on Water
C Pearl Farms
You’ve Got to Move It
Bioprospecting
Over the Ocean
Crash Waves
Island Engineer-ity
Power Up
City Development
Surf’s Up
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Climate Change: The Future Is Now

Climate Change

Completion Time: 32 Hours
Introduction
It's the L.A.W.
Where Next?
The Greenhouse Effect
Footprints
Designer Bags?
Lost Land
A Day at the Beach
Coral Reefs
Tracking the Storm
The Past, The Present, The Future
Season Creep
Raging Waters
Let’s Go Shopping
Storybook Solutions
It’s Time You Know
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Engineering: Design and Build

Engineering

Completion Time: 32 Hours
Introduction
Introductory Activity
Build-A-Boat
You’ve Got Mail
Hot Rod Hamster
Let it Roll
Catapult Wars
Fusion Five
Something Borrowed
Applications of Engineering Design
Wheeling the Weight Around
Topsy Turvy
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You Be The Judge

You Be The Judge

Completion Time: 32 Hours
Introduction
Density
Changes
Thirsty
Acid, Neutral, Base?
Help!
Oh, My Aching Stomach
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Investigating Claims--Unit from What's the Story, Data?

Investigating Claims (AP9977) In this unit from the award-winning IMSA Fusion STEM program, students use different techniques to analyze data sets and use the data as evidence to support or refute claims. For details on the complete What’s the Story, Data? course from which Investigating Claims was excerpted, go to flinnsci.com. Grades 4-5

Completion Time: 5 Hours
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Nutrient Management--Unit from Out of the Silo: Agronomic STEM

Nutrient Management (AP9970) In this Nutrient Management unit from the award-winning IMSA Fusion STEM program, students diagnose nutrient deficiencies in crops and determine the appropriate fertilizers to apply. For details on the complete Out of the Silo course from which Nutrient Management was excerpted, go to flinnsci.com. Grades 6-8

Completion Time: 2 Hours
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Blast Off!--Unit from Mars: Manifest Destiny

Blast Off! (AP9972) In this activity from the award-winning IMSA Fusion STEM program, students observe, build and test a multi-stage rocket. For details on the complete Mars course from which Blast Off! was excerpted, go to flinnsci.com. Grades 6-8

Completion Time: 4 Hours
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Building Martian Cargo Rovers--Unit from Mars: Manifest Destiny

Building Martian Cargo Rovers (AP9971) In this unit from the award-winning IMSA Fusion STEM program, students design, build and test a prototype Martian cargo rover. For details on the complete Mars course from which Building Martian Cargo Rovers was excerpted, go to flinnsci.com. Grades 6-8

Completion Time: 4 Hours
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Crash Waves--Unit from Dive In: Oceanographic Engineering

Crash Waves (AP9979) In this Crash Waves unit from the award-winning IMSA Fusion FlinnSTEM program, students explore wave energy and devices that can harness this energy. For details on the complete Dive In course from which Crash Waves was excerpted, go to flinnsci.com. Grades 4-5

Completion Time: 2 Hours
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Zip Line Challenge--Unit from Engineering: Design and Build STEM

Zip Line Challenge (AP9978) In this activity from the award-winning IMSA Fusion STEM program, students are given pulleys and other materials to create a model zip line with defined criteria. For details on the complete Engineering course from which Zip Line Challenge was excerpted, go to flinnsci.com. Grades 4-5

Completion Time: 2 Hours
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Coral Reefs--Unit from Climate Change: The Future Is Now

Coral Reefs (AP9981) In this unit from the award-winning IMSA Fusion STEM program, students build a simulated coral reef and learn how natural and manmade factors impact the reef ecosystem. For details on the complete Climate Change course from which Coral Reefs was excerpted, go to flinnsci.com. Grades 4-5

Completion Time: 2 Hours
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Caesar’s Cipher--Unit from Secret Communications: Sharing Concealed Messages

Caesar’s Cipher (AP9973) In this unit from the award-winning IMSA Fusion STEM program, students construct a tool and use team strategies to decipher and create encrypted messages in various ways. For details on the complete Secret Communications course from which Caesar’s Cipher was excerpted, go to flinnsci.com. Grades 6-8

Completion Time: 4 Hours
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Silicates and Light--Unit from Materials Science: Living in the Material World

Silicates and Light (AP9974) In this unit from the award-winning IMSA Fusion STEM program, students examine the interactions of matter and light. For details on the complete Materials Science course from which Silicates and Light was excerpted, go to flinnsci.com. Grades 6-8

Completion Time: 3 Hours
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Wind Beneath the Wings--Unit from Take Flight: Investigating the Aviation Industry

Wind Beneath the Wings (AP9975) In this unit from the award-winning IMSA Fusion STEM program, students investigate flight, including the variables that are important for lift, the shape of an airfoil, angle of attack and airspeed and more. For details on the complete Take Flight course from which Wind Beneath the Wings? was excerpted, go to the flinnsci.com. Grades 6-8

Completion Time: 3 Hours
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Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down--Unit from Medieval: STEM Through the Middle Age

Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down (AP9976) In this unit from the award-winning IMSA Fusion STEM program, students participate in a kinesthetic simulation to evaluate the spread of an epidemic. For details on the complete Medieval course from which Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down was excerpted, go to flinnsci.com. Grades 6-8

Completion Time: 4 Hours
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Physical and Chemical Changes--Unit from You Be the Judge

Physical and Chemical Changes (AP9980) In this unit from the award-winning IMSA Fusion STEM program, students develop an understanding that a newly synthesized material has properties different from the original components. For details on the complete You Be the Judge course from which Physical and Chemical Changes was excerpted, go to flinnsci.com. Grades 4-5

Completion Time: 2 Hours
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Season Creep--Unit from Climate Change: The Future Is Now

Season Creep (AP9982) In this unit from the award-winning IMSA Fusion STEM program, students simulate the effects of climate change on an ecosystem composed of two species of flowers and two species of pollinating hummingbirds. For details on the complete Climate Change course from which Season Creep was excerpted, go to flinnsci.com. Grades 4-5

Completion Time: 2 Hours
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Come Scale Away--Unit from Synthetic Scorecard: Building the Future of Biology

Come Scale Away (AP9983) In this unit from the award-winning IMSA Fusion STEM program, students gain perspective of scale as they calculate the length of DNA in a model E. coli bacteria cell. For details on the complete Synthetic Scorecard course from which Come Scale Away was excerpted, go to flinnsci.com. Grades 4-5

Completion Time: 2 Hours
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Aerial Ladder Engine—Unit from Fighting Fire with STEM

Aerial Ladder Engine (AP9984) In this unit from the award-winning IMSA Fusion STEM program, students are challenged to design and build the smallest fire engine possible that will support the longest aerial ladder within the design criteria and constraints. For details on the complete Fighting Fire with STEM course from which Aerial Ladder Engine was excerpted, go to flinnsci.com. Grades 4-5

Completion Time: 3 Hours
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Fighting Fire with STEM

Fighting Fire with STEM

Completion Time: 32 Hours
Curriculum Overview
Introduction: What Is Fire?
Fire Tactics
Fire Forensics
Fire Innovations
Final Training Day
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Biological Toolkit

Biological Toolkit

Completion Time: 32 Hours
Curriculum Overview
Whose Job Is It Anyway?
Sizing Up Microbes
Perfect Plating
Let’s Get Quantitative
More Than Meat
DNA Detective
Parting the Proteins
The Beauty of Biotechnology
What’s in the Black Box?
Designer DNA
Synthetic Biology