Avril STEM Why do students need the STEM modules from Avril?

STEM is about solving novel problems with the “engineering design process” and the “science practices”

In the 21st century, novel problems emerge every day. Rote learning is not enough for handling these challenges. The “engineering design process” and the “science practices” are essential thinking tools to deal with new problems. By learning science/mathematics, analysing ideas, designing solutions, carrying out tests, etc., systematically, we can solve the problems that we are facing, and prepare ourselves for future challenges.

"Engineering Design Process":

"Science Practices":

  1. Defining and asking questions
  2. Developing and using models
  3. Planning and carrying out investigations
  4. Analyzing and interpreting data
  5. Using mathematics and computational thinking
  6. Constructing scientific explanations and designing engineering solutions
  7. Engaging in argument from evidence
  8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

The “engineering design process” and the “science practices” form the axis for every STEM module designed by Avril. Through various activities, learners can gradually master how to use these two tools to solve novel problems.

The “Learning Sciences” and the “NGSS” help learners genuinely learn

Making or building things does not necessarily imply thinking or learning. The research from the “Learning Sciences” informs us how people learn, and how to assist them to learn. “Next Generation Science Standards” (NGSS) is a science curriculum consistent with the findings from the “Learning Sciences”. The curriculum states clearly the crucial elements of learning science and engineering practices.

“Learning Sciences”
"Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS)

When designing STEM modules, Avril uses the findings from the “Learning Sciences” as reference to ensure that the lesson structure, the “scaffolding”, the assessments and the feedback given can meet the learners’ needs of learning effectively. Also, every STEM module from Avril clearly states the relationship between the activities and the NGSS so that both the students and the teachers know what can be learnt after the activities.

All the hard work of delivering STEM lessons can be done by Avril

Avril provides an all-in-one package for every STEM module. Every module by Avril has attentively designed manuals for the teachers and the students so that they can engage in STEM learning right out of the box. Optional items like the resources and the tools used in the STEM modules can also be purchased easily. Moreover, professional development programmes for training teachers to facilitate these STEM modules are also available at request.

If your school need more facilitators to run the STEM lessons designed by Avril, we can arrange extra well-trained facilitators to assist your school to run the lessons. Additionally, if your students need more time, bigger space or more tools to complete the STEM modules designed by Avril, they can use our partner makerspace.

Flexible design that breaks the boundary of STEM learning

The materials made by the publishers cannot satisfy your students’ need? Avril can make tailor-made STEM modules for your school. All your school need to do is telling us what engineering challenges your students would like to take, or what science/mathematics concepts they would like to learn, and we can make a module specifically for your students. When making a new STEM module, the educational experts in Avril also work with the experts in science and engineering. Together, we will make sure that your students can learn how to use the “engineering design process” and the “science practices”, and the teachers can facilitate this learning process effectively.

Contact us

  • Tel/Whatsapp:6418 4384
  • Email:cs@avril.ltd


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