Pearson has partnered with littleBits to brings hands-on invention-based model of learning and teaching into its 3-8 science curriculum, Elevate Science, in a new program called,"Pearson littleBits STEM Invention Toolbox."
Elevate Science + the Pearson littleBits STEM Invention Toolbox is a blended print and hands-on 3-8 curriculum that allows students to collaborate to explore ideas, investigate phenomena through modeling, design inventions that solve real world problems, and share their inventions.
Every grade-specific Pearson littleBits STEM Invention Toolbox comes equipped with a set of littleBits electronic building blocks and invention accessories, craft materials, student instructions and documentation tools, quick start teacher’s guide and digital access to the educator lessons. Students and teachers are invited to partake in invention-based challenges such as inventing a circuit that helps conserve energy, a super plant with specialized structures to help it survive, or a constellation viewer that shows the stars above.
The collaboration will roll out across the country as the science curriculum adoption cycle moves through each state, beginning in Florida in 2018 and then California in 2019.