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STEAM Learning Resources – California

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STEAM Lessons Mapped to California State Core Standards

The units of work for the United States is mapped to the Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools, aligned with core standards and learning objectives for Years 3-6. In mapping to the curriculum, the STEAM Learning Continuum, Robotics and Coding curricula were also considered in providing part of the STEAM connection mapping for each Unit of Work (UoW), especially for the technology pillar.

The United States Units of Work are based on the California Science Framework, 2016

Quarter 1 Lesson
Forces and Motion

Quarter 2 Lesson
Living Things And Their Environment

Quarter 3 Lesson
Biodiversity and Humans

Quarter 4 Lesson
Earth & Space

Quarter 1 Lesson
Energy and Forces

Quarter 2 Lesson
Renewable Energy

Quarter 3 Lesson
Biogeology

Quarter 4 Lesson
Natural Hazards

Quarter 1 Lesson
Structure and Properties of Matter

Quarter 2 Lesson
Matter and Ecosystems

Quarter 3 Lesson
Interacting the Earth’s Systems

Quarter 4 Lesson
Earth and Space

Quarter 1 Lesson
Earth and Space

Quarter 2 Lesson
Atmosphere

Quarter 3 Lesson
The Role of Water in Earth’s Surface

Quarter 4 Lesson
Geosphere

Try these quests first!

To help educators get started, these quests provide a simple entry point for in-game projects. Although not specifically mapped to core standards, they require less preparation and can be delivered autonomously with the game’s questing engine and the player’s AI robot companion, Socket.

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GBL – Surveillance Drone
Learn how to build your very own surveillance drone

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GBL – Using Advanced Crafting Machines
Use your newly crafted machine to build bots and many other more mission critical gear.

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GBL – Aliens and Supply Crates
Discover the Alien side story and the supply crates that deliver mission critical items to your Planeteer.

Featured Quest

Designed to help educators with lesson planning, check out our featured quest guides for its summaries, fun facts, and badges.

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