What is the STEAM Course?

The STEAM Course brings real-world science concepts to life through engaging hands-on learning. Students are guided to innovate systems that power prototypes and create solutions. From a smart greenhouse to a drag parachute, a seed-dispersing squirrel to a working model of erosion, students consolidate their skills through our STEAM approach.

The course includes a suite of NGSS standards-aligned Lesson Packs for grades K-5 (US) or year 1 and 3-6 (UK), as well as Teaching Support resources.


Each Content Pack includes:

  • Teacher lesson plan: Sets out the knowledge, skills and key learning, and provides an in-depth explanation of the system builds. Each Lesson follows the structure: Warm-Up, Mini-lesson, Worked Example, Challenge 1, Debug, Challenge 2.
  • Lesson slides: Present a visual, interactive guide to all parts of the lesson for students. The Slides are available as Google Slides.
  • Student handout: Provides opportunity for students to consolidate, evidence and reflect on key learning.
  • Student step-by-step guide: A visual tool guide to the system build, which provides support for differentiation and independent learning.

For more information on the STEAM Course, watch these quick videos: