Engineering and Computer Science Essentials™ Grade 1

Cover Image: Engineering Essentials. Designing Lighting Systems. Light. Teacher Guide

 

Engineering Unit: Designing Lighting Systems

Optical engineers design technologies that use light to do something useful—from lasers and telescopes to fiber-optic communication systems. In the storybook Omar’s Time to Shine, an Egyptian boy uses what he learns from optical engineers working inside an ancient tomb to develop a system for lighting the dancers in a school performance. Students think like optical engineers as they explore how light interacts with different materials. Using what they’ve learned, students then follow the steps of the Engineering Design Process to imagine, plan, create, and improve systems to illuminate hieroglyphs inside model tombs.

Cover Image: Engineering Essentials. Programing Robots. Teacher Guide

 

Computer Science Unit: Programming Robots

Computer scientists program robots to complete tasks that are difficult for humans to do. In the story Omar’s Robotic Reach, when Omar loses a gem from his costume for a school performance, he programs a robot to retrieve it from under the stage. Students explore how to write an algorithm to tell a robot how to move, then investigate how to program a robot such as the Code & Go® Robot Mouse. They then follow the steps of the Engineering Design Process to imagine, plan, create, and improve a program to make a robot navigate a maze. Students extend their computational thinking skills to mathematical concepts as they practice strategies for addition and subtraction.

 

Professional Development


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Core Program Unit Components

We recommend one Educator Guide per teacher, one Storybook per student (engineering units), and one Materials Kit per 30 learners. Together, these components create a high-quality, hands-on STEM learning experience. 

Educator Guide Print + Digital

Storybook

Materials Kit

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Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
Integrated Essentials: Designing Lighting Systems/Programming Robots Print + Dig
$129.00
Engineering Essentials: Designing Lighting Systems Guide Print + Digital
$69.00
Computer Science Essentials: Programming Robots Guide Print + Digital
$69.00
Engineering Essentials: Designing Lighting Systems - Materials Kit
$429.00
Essentials Designing Lighting Systems Refill Kit
$109.00
Computer Science Essentials: Programming Robots Materials Kit
$159.00

Program Components

Print + Digital:

  • Printed copy of the Educator Guide containing instructions to facilitate the unit
  • One (1) copy of the printed accompanying Storybook (Engineering units)
  • Digital access to the Educator Guide via yes.mos.org/curricula

Additional Program Components

  • Storybook
    • Available in print and digital for individual purchase to accommodate any class size (for engineering units)
  • Materials Kit
    • Includes materials to support 30 learners
  • Refill Kit
    • Replenishes the consumable items from the Materials Kit 

 

Engineering Essentials Resources for Diverse Learners 

As a set of high-impact resources, the Resources for Diverse Learners are designed to help remove distractions and decrease literacy demands so that all students can succeed in engineering and problem solving. They contain built-in vocabulary support, suggestions for objects to create context and background, multiple points of entry for different learning styles, and multiple ways for learners to express understanding meet the needs of today’s diverse classroom.

Resource for Diverse Learners

Included in Educator Guide Book

Included in Classroom Resources Book

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Included in Digital Unit

English Learner Strategies

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Differentiated Classroom Resources, English and Spanish 1

 

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Student Discussion Support, English and Spanish 1

 

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Alternative Lesson Progressions

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Flip book Storybook, English and Spanish1

 

 

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Character Cards, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Visual Vocabulary Cards, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Materials Sheet, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Illustrated Engineering Design Process Poster, English and Spanish 

 

 

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1 Spanish version available in the Digital Unit only.

 

Computer Science Essentials Resources for Diverse Learners 

As a set of high-impact resources, the Resources for Diverse Learners are designed to help remove distractions and decrease literacy demands so that all students can succeed in engineering and problem solving. They contain built-in vocabulary support, suggestions for objects to create context and background, multiple points of entry for different learning styles, and multiple ways for learners to express understanding meet the needs of today’s diverse classroom.

Resource for Diverse Learners

Included in Educator Guide Book

Included in Classroom Resources Book

Included in Resource Package

Included in Digital Unit

English Learner Strategies

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Differentiated Instruction Notes at point of use

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Teacher Discussion Support

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Student Discussion Support, English and Spanish1

 

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Flip book Storybook, English and Spanish1

 

 

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Computer Science Storybook Epilogue, English and Spanish1

 

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Character Cards, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Visual Vocabulary Cards, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Materials Sheet, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Illustrated Engineering Design Process Poster, English and Spanish 

 

 

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Illustrated What is a Computer? Poster, English and Spanish 

 

 

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1 Spanish version available in the Digital Unit only.

 

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