Science & Technology

Atlas Learning Zone is tailored to cater to each student’s individual learning journey. The Learning Activities are comprehensive and require guided instruction from an adult, while the Resources for Learning, Apply the Learning prompts, and Vocabulary lists work well to reinforce specific skills or to facilitate independent exploration of a subject. To make the most of Atlas Learning Zone, consider the following tips:


Overall Curriculum Expectations

Science and technology are crucial aspects of modern-day education that seek to explain and describe the natural and physical world. An essential component of STEM education is making connections between skills, concepts, and the practical applications of science and technology. Learning about life systems, matter and energy, structures and mechanisms, and Earth and space systems is integral to this curriculum. The curriculum aims to develop scientific literacy and technological skills in students that will enable them to thrive in today’s rapidly changing world, and become active problem solvers in their communities. Additionally, engaging in STEM education helps students develop transferable skills necessary to meet the demands of today’s global economy and society, and become scientifically and technologically literate citizens.

The science and technology curriculum on Atlas Learning Zone is structured into five strands:

  • STEM Skills and Connections
  • Life Systems: Habitats and Communities
  • Matter and Energy: Light and Sound
  • Structures and Mechanisms: Machines and Their Mechanisms
  • Earth and Space Systems: Rocks, Minerals, and Geological Processes

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