Standards-based Science Kits

Expectations for scientific achievement have changed significantly over the past decade and a half. Advances in technology have altered how information is shared and restructured our economic system to one that is knowledge-based and STEM-driven. Children today are growing up in a world very different from the one experienced 15 years ago. As these children grow and begin to enter the workforce, the science of the past will no longer prepare them for the demands of the labor market they will enter. Mathematical and conceptual reasoning top the list of desired skills in this new economy. Students must be equipped to solve unstructured problems and work in team environments to succeed in tomorrow’s job market.

Science

Pathways

Kindergarten

1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
Earth
Climate, Weather, and the Impact from Living and Non-Living Organisms
Climate
Effect of Daylight and Seasons
Climate
Effects on Weather, Earth, Events, and Living Organisms
Climate
Weather and Climate Around the World and Minimizing Their Impacts
Earth
Earth’s Processes and How to Minimize the Impact on Humans
Earth
Earth’s Resources and Environment and How to Protect Them
Bioengineering
Plants and Animals Interaction, Affect One Another, and Work to Help Each Other
Waves
Photonics and Acoustics
Physical Science
The Study of Matter
Animals
How Animals’ Traits, Groups, and Habits Help Them Survive
Energy
Energy and How It is Transferred with Engineering
Matter
Structure and Properties of Matter
Physics of Force
Effects of Push and Pull on an Object
Biology
Science of Nature in Animals and Plants
Bioengineering
Plants and Animals Depend on Each Other and the Earth to Survive
Force
Forces and Interactions
Animals
Animal Adaptations
Sun and Earth
Sun and Earth’s Place in the Universe

Why choose Woz ED for Science?

There are a hundred reasons,

but here are the top five as reported by highly satisfied users.

Affordability

Woz ED Science Kits are the most economical solution available in terms of curriculum AND student device requirements. There is no ongoing subscription fee. Consumables and equipment needed for project completion are shipped in each sturdy and convenient kit box.

Alignment

Woz ED Science Kits were BUILT for the standards by science teachers who helped develop the standards. No existing materials were adapted to “fit” the standards.

Time

Woz ED Science Kits cover 95% of the standards in 1/3 of the time required by other programs. We understand Science is not taught every day in the elementary classroom. We built the program with teacher reality in mind.

Training

Our training is delivered on-site and/or through the combination of an on-line, self-paced learning module and science experts available for specific support needs. No sitting through all day workshops. No sitting through hours of ZOOM training. We can get most elementary and middle school teachers ready to go in one hour, teachers serving students with individualized education plans in three.

Support

When students can attend class the project-based, hands on focus quickly engages them in deep and authentic science learning. But if students have an extended absence or we experience school closures the learning continues. Our cloud-based lessons give the students the information they need to begin work at home without parental involvement. These short, engaging instructional sessions are designed to free up the teacher from science instruction so the teacher can focus on social and emotional support.

Steve Wozniak emphasizes the need to produce scientists and engineers. We understand the realities of the classroom schedule and the sometimes-overwhelming PD burdens teachers face. Ten years of STEM support for schools across the country have positioned Woz ED as the partner who can help you make your science vision a reality.

If you would like to explore the other 95 reasons, just let us know.

Woz ED Science kits make it possible for students to experience what scientists do to investigate the natural world and what engineers do to design and build systems. These project-based lessons and materials promote scientific inquiry, engaging students in practices that establish foundational knowledge of core scientific ideas and build on that foundation to ensure a cohesive understanding of science.

Next Generation Science Standards represent a shift from an emphasis on memorizing scientific facts to an emphasis on doing science – giving the learner the opportunity to pose questions and discover answers through project-based, hands-on experiences.

  • Turnkey, ready-to-use kits
  • Easy-to-follow lessons with clearly explained concepts
  • Cloud-based teacher support
  • OPEN-ENDED DESIGN—students are given a problem that they can work through as a team to create a solution.

PINK Dot

Did you notice the pink dot in the upper right hand corner of our lessons?