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Strawbees Jr: Adventures for Little Innovators

Strawbees Jr: Adventures for Little Innovators

Join Strawbees Junior and dive into a world where young innovators explore their surroundings, dabble with tools and transportation, and discover the vastness of our planet.

Through playful, screen-free activities, kids build and learn using unique kits. They’ll create models, understand the use of everyday tools, and learn about different cultures and environments. This course is all about hands-on learning that enhances creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving, making it a fun way for kids to see and shape the world."


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  • About Strawbees Jr: Adventures for Little Innovators

    Strawbees Junior: Adventures for Little Innovators is designed in alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), ensuring a comprehensive and balanced approach to early STEM education. This course invites young learners to explore the world of building and engineering through engaging, hands-on activities that combine creativity and critical thinking.

    Our curriculum seamlessly integrates STEM principles with English Language Arts (ELA) crossovers, fostering both scientific inquiry and literacy skills. By exploring building concepts through Strawbees kits, students enhance their technical abilities while developing problem-solving and communication skills. Each lesson is thoughtfully structured to include a mix of building exercises and interactive projects, promoting a balance between screen time and active play.

  • Focus Areas

    The World Around Me: Using Strawbees kits, kids build models of their surroundings, town, and nature. This focus area fosters creativity and problem-solving, encouraging students to observe and interpret their environment. It’s a playful, screen-free way to inspire curiosity and innovation in budding engineers.

    Tools and Transportation: Young minds will learn about tools, geometric shapes, and transportation through Strawbees building kits. Engaging hands-on activities enhance problem-solving and critical thinking skills while igniting creativity. This course blends education with imaginative play, developing foundational STEM skills.

    The Big Wide World: Students discover global cultures, environmental interactions, and seasonal changes through interactive projects. This course fosters cultural awareness, environmental responsibility, and scientific curiosity, enhancing creative thinking and problem-solving skills. It broadens horizons and inspires a love for the world around us.

  • Building the Basics

    Students will learn to construct models using the Strawbees kits, enhancing their understanding of basic engineering and design principles.

  • Tools of the Trade

    Students will explore different everyday tools and their functions, developing a practical understanding of mechanics and how things work.

  • Global Explorers

    Students will engage with activities that introduce different cultures and environmental concepts, fostering a sense of global awareness and ecological responsibility.

Sample Lessons

These lessons offer a glimpse into the vibrant and dynamic world of Strawbees Junior: Adventures for Little Innovators, showcasing how students can transform their creativity through exciting building projects, problem-solving activities, and imaginative explorations. By engaging with Strawbees kits, students embark on an enriching educational journey that enhances their problem-solving skills, fosters innovation, and ignites their passion for STEM and hands-on learning.

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Build Your World - Exploring the Everyday

Kick off your adventure by building models of your everyday world! Students will use Strawbees kits to create structures representing their friends, surroundings, and town. This lesson encourages observation and creativity, making the familiar fascinating and fun.

Tools in Action - Construct and Create

Dive into the exciting world of tools and transportation! Students will explore the functionality of different tools and build their own vehicles using Strawbees. This hands-on lesson develops problem-solving skills and ignites creativity through imaginative play and construction.

Journey Through the Seasons - Interactive Projects

Embark on a journey through the changing seasons! Using Strawbees kits, students will create models that represent various seasonal changes and environmental interactions. This lesson fosters scientific curiosity and environmental awareness through interactive, hands-on projects.

Around the Globe - Cultural Explorations

Take a trip around the world with Strawbees! Students will explore different cultures by building models that represent global landmarks and cultural symbols. This lesson enhances cultural awareness and promotes a broader understanding of the world through creative construction.

The Big Engineering Challenge - Problem Solving Fun

Engage in a big engineering challenge where students put their problem-solving skills to the test! Using Strawbees kits, they will design and build structures to overcome specific challenges. This lesson emphasizes teamwork, critical thinking, and innovative solutions in a fun, hands-on environment.

Course Format

Our curriculum is designed to blend the dynamic structure of afterschool programs with the proven 5E instructional model—Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.

Each phase is crafted to captivate and retain student interest, fostering a seamless and enriched learning experience.

Engage Phase: We spark curiosity with captivating STEM visuals and thought-provoking prompts to draw students into the subject matter.

Explore Phase: Students embark on their educational journey with clear STEM objectives, supported by an environment that encourages experimentation and learning from mistakes.

Explain Phase: Foundational STEM knowledge is delivered, often integrating concepts from various disciplines to provide a holistic understanding.

Elaborate Phase: Students participate in hands-on STEM projects and activities, reinforcing their learning through practical application and critical thinking exercises.

Evaluate Phase: The journey culminates in reflection, where students assess their achievements and connect their learning to real-world STEM applications.

This structured yet flexible approach ensures every student benefits from a comprehensive, engaging, and reflective STEM educational experience.

Our Instructors Are Our Top Asset

At BAM!, our vision for innovative K-8 education extends beyond just curriculum; it encompasses the educators who bring that curriculum to life. Selecting & training our educators is a continuous and meticulous process, ensuring they are not just equipped with subject matter expertise but also the skills to inspire and connect with students on a personal level.

  • 100% adult educators recruited from prestigious universities ( No CITs at BAM!)
  • Highly refined interview and background check process 
  • Extensive training that goes well beyond curriculum & classroom management
  • Ongoing year-round opportunities to teach in our summer camp. After-school, and structured recess programs.

We celebrate your success!

Upon the conclusion of your child's program, they will be presented with an official Brains & Motion Education certification.