STEAMtrax is an innovative new curriculum that integrates engineering and 3D printing technology with core academic knowledge in science, math, language arts, social studies, and art. In the true spirit of the Framework for 21st Century learning skills, students are engaged in relevant learning scenarios that encourage the essential skills of problem solving, collaboration, communication, clear and critical thinking as well as developing core academic knowledge. Each lesson imbeds 3D design, printing and scanning technology as an integral part of the STEAMtrax Engineering Process.
Accompanying hands-on materials for teaching the Creating Crab Coverings grade 5 module. As part of this Life Science module, students design and create a shell-like cover that could be used by a hermit crab to protect its soft abdomen rather than purchasing a new shell for each growth period from the pet store. This kit contains enough materials for up to 32 students. Materials are organized and labeled for quick classroom set-up. Kit components have been certified by CPSIA with Children's Product Certificate.