Hawker Brownlow Education

Transportation in the Future: STEM Road Map for Primary School

Author: Carla C Johnson, Janet B Walton, Erin Peters-Burton

Availability: In Stock

Code: NST5961

ISBN: 9781760565961

No of Pages: 198

Publish date: 22/01/2018

Price: $35.95


What if you could challenge your primary school students to design
the train of the future? With this volume in the STEM Road Map Curriculum
Series, you can! 

Transportation in the Future outlines a journey that will steer your
students toward authentic problem-solving while grounding them in integrated
STEM disciplines. The series is designed to meet the growing need to infuse
real-world learning into F–12 classrooms.

This book is an interdisciplinary module that
uses project- and problem-based learning to help your students do the following:

  • Learn about US geography, explore the role
    of trains in the nation’s development and consider train travel in the 21st

  • Develop conceptual understanding of
    innovations in train technology, with a focus on maglev (magnetic levitation)

  • Use inquiry activities in science to learn
    about magnetic interactions and use mathematics to calculate distances and time

  • Apply this knowledge in the Maglevacation Train
    Challenge, working collaboratively while using the engineering design process.
    Your students will create a prototype train to safely carry passengers a given
    distance and then prepare a presentation about their destination and their
    train’s design features.

The STEM Road Map Curriculum
Series is anchored in the Next Generation Science Standards, the Common Core
State Standards and the Framework for 21st Century Learning. In-depth and
flexible, Transportation in the Future can
be used as a whole unit of in part to meet the needs of districts, schools and
teachers who are charting a course toward an integrated STEM approach.