STEM Product Alignment

Amplify Science

Amplify Science was designed to give students engaging, realistic experiences that mirror how scientists and engineers actually work. To do this, the Lawrence Hall of Science and Amplify created compelling print and digital resources that work seamlessly together to enable students’ investigations and explorations. Amplify Science blends hands-on investigations, literacy-rich activities, and interactive digital tools to empower students to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers. To support your STEM initiatives, Teq has aligned our K-12 STEM bundles and products to the units in Amplify Science. Learn more about Amplify Science at https://www.amplify.com/programs/amplify-science/

ISTE Standards

Today’s students must be prepared to thrive in a constantly evolving technological landscape. The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process. The STEM products found in this catalog encourage student-led, project-based learning. They can be used as part of your adoption of the ISTE Standards. Learn more about the ISTE Standards for Students at https://www.iste.org/standards/for-students

CODE

The codable robots featured in this catalog, including the Dash from Wonder Workshop, Sphero robots, and Ozobots support Code.org’s Computer Science (CS) Fundamentals series, making it easy for teachers and students to get started coding. The Wonder Workshop Learn to Code Curriculum is organized into six coding levels, “A” through “F,” with each level covering two or three of the six fundamental coding concepts (sequences, loops, events, conditionals, functions, and variables). You can learn more about Code.org’s CS Fundamentals at https://code.org/educate/curriculum/elementary-school

NYC Department of Ed CS for All

Computer Science for All is part of Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza’s Equity and Excellence for All initiatives. Together, the Equity and Excellence for All initiatives are building a pathway to success in college and careers for all NYC students. Computer Science for All brings 21st-century computer science instruction to every school. Learn more about CS4All in NYC at http://cs4all.nyc/

By offering products like Micro:bit, Teq supports the goals of CS4All by providing products that can help students complete meaningful units of CS when combined with CS4All curriculum. Learn more at https://blueprint.cs4all.nyc/curriculum/intro-to-pcomp/

McGraw Hill Education Inspire Science

Inspire Science is designed to help spark students’ curiosity and empower them to ask more questions, think more critically, and generate innovative ideas. Students bring solutions to everyday challenges through inquiry-based, hands-on investigations of real-world phenomena. Inspire Science is built with the proven 5E instructional framework that provides an in-depth, collaborative, evidence-based, and project-based learning experience to help you put your K–12 Science students on the path to career and college readiness. To support your STEM initiatives, Teq has aligned our K-12 STEM bundles and products to the modules and units in Inspire Science. Learn more about McGraw Hill Education’s Inspire Science at https://www.mheducation.com/prek-12/program/microsites/MKTSP-AIB05M0.html

CSTA

The codable robots featured in this catalog support the CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards. The CSTA K–12 Computer Science Standards delineate a core set of learning objectives designed to provide the foundation for a complete computer science curriculum and its implementation at the K–12 level. Learn more at https://www.csteachers.org/page/standards

CS For All

Teq is a member of the national CSforALL initiative, the hub of the national K-12 computer science community. The goal of CSforALL is to expand, connect and amplify the collective voice of the CSforALL movement. Learn more at https://www.csforall.org/

NEXT Gen Science

The products and bundles included in Teq’s STEM catalog support the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. Learn more at https://www.nextgenscience.org/

Grade Band Alignment

Curriculum versatility indicates products with a higher versatility, meaning they can be used in multiple subject areas or grade levels compared to products that are more subject and/or grade specific. Ease of use ranks the complexity level for teachers as they implement the product into their instruction.

A solid circle indicates the grade band for which the product is most appropriate, while outlined circle indicates other grade bands where it can also be successfully applied.

K-2
3-5
6-8
9-12
Curriculum versatility
Ease of use
Kibo
Subject/Grade Specific
Easy
Robotis Play
Subject/Grade Specific
Easy
Dash & Dot
Subject/Grade Specific
Medium
SparkFun Beginner
Subject/Grade Specific
Easy
Cubelets
Subject/Grade Specific
Intermediate
Robotis Dream
Subject/Grade Specific
Easy
SAM Labs
Medium
Easy
Ozobot
Medium
Easy
littleBits
High
Easy
Sphero
Medium
Intermediate
zSpace
High
Intermediate
Raspberry Pi
Subject/Grade Specific
Intermediate
pi-top
Medium
Advanced
Cue
Medium
Easy
Sparkfun Intermediate
High
Intermediate
Robotis Bioloid (STEM)
Medium
Advanced
Robotis Mini
Medium
Advanced
Sparkfun Advanced
Medium
Advanced
Ultimaker
Medium
Intermediate
MakerBot
Medium
Intermediate
Merge
Medium
Intermediate
Osmo
Medium
Easy
KANO
High
Intermediate
Bloxels
Medium
Intermediate