The solution Abilix provides for STEM covers:
- Abilix Innovative Curriculum Series:
- Based on Abilix Creative Bricks, from simple science, technology and integrated ability cultivation, its courses are divided as below;
- Introduction to Machinery:
- Through designing and making a series of projects, this course book aims to introduce some commonly-seen structures, simple machines and forces to students, as well as explore the function brought by a particular structure, mechanism of machines and motion that is driven by forces; cultivate students’ interest on hands-on activities; develop students’ abilities on technology and designing.
- Power Transmission:
- This course aims to help students get a leg up in the area of power transmission. Students are encouraged to find out the working principles of transmission of gears, gear and rack, worm and worm gear, pulley, screw, belt, and crank link, through designing and building a series of purpose-designed projects, during which they observe and explore the technical conditions and structural factors behind those principle. This course is a perfect tool to improve students’ capability on technical design, reinforcing curriculum concepts while encouraging creative problem solving and higher level thinking.
- Intelligent Motion:
- Though a series of fun and math-involved stories which helps complete program writing, the course book in this stage aims to help students learn the basic structure of simple robot, functions of different types of sensors, designing and writing of intelligent control; understand the flow-chart program and analyze its functions; train the students’ designing capability on programs and help them solve practical problems in a creative way.
- Technology in Life:
- This course is set in the story of how Simon and Helen solve the issues they met in their daily life. The issues like machinery, electronics, control etc. are solved in a vivid manner, through which students’ sense of participation can be highly motivated. They will work out innovative solutions through team cooperation, during which the integrated literacy like comprehensive practice, technology design and innovate consciousness can be improved.
STEM, an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, plays an important role in education and the importance of which weighs as much as the Language and Writing in education nowadays. However, it’s not just some education policy that combines several curricula into 1, it emphasizes that teachers should encourage students to solve problems with integrated knowledge.