STEM Learning Curriculum & Teacher Materials
How will you incorporate STEM learning, coding, and robotics into your teaching? Get off to a great start with our comprehensive, standards-aligned, easy-to-follow KIBO curriculum!
Developmentally Appropriate STEM
We know how to make STEM learning developmentally appropriate for early childhood and elementary students. Just like KIBO itself, our STEM curriculum and teacher materials are backed by our co-founder Dr. Marina Bers’ 20+ years of research into how young children engage with technology.
It’s not just about coding: it’s social-emotional learning through small-group collaboration, it’s developing persistence through the engineering process, and it’s connecting to student’s passions through cross-curricular lessons.
Growing With KIBO - Our Centerpiece Curriculum
“Growing with KIBO – A Robotics Curriculum for Pre-K to 2nd Grade” is our comprehensive STEM curriculum guide which supports early elementary classrooms and educators with 60 sequenced lesson plans covering robotics, coding, and computational thinking.
Clear, complete lesson plans include some scripting for group discussion, engaging songs, movement games, and readings, and cross-curricular whole-class KIBO activities. You can build your entire robotics and coding program for early grades around Growing with KIBO.
But wait, there's more! Over 100 hours more!
Beyond Growing with KIBO, you’ll find over 100 hours of additional lesson plans in supplemental booklets with connections to literacy, art, dance, science, and more! We also supply a wide range of teaching materials to enhance classroom experience with KIBO, from our movement-based “KIBO Says” game cards, to Activity Cards for stations work, to assessment workbooks and engineering journals. We support you every step of the way!
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Curriculum When You Need it
You can purchase any of our curriculum products individually, but we also provide the most appropriate curriculum materials for your classroom in our Classroom Packages. These bundles of KIBO Robot Kits, professional development, and curriculum are sized for activity centers, small classrooms, or large classrooms, and they come with the exact curriculum guides, supplements, and workbooks you need to implement your program.
Many states have already adopted computer science standards in K-5, with many more planning to do so in coming years. States and districts that starting STEM education early is critical to ensuring access and success for all students. To ensure that you are meeting your school’s or district’s goals in computer science and STEM education, we’ve made sure our curriculum is aligned with key model standards at the national level from CSTA and ISTE as well as actual state standards.
We are actively expanding our library of standards mappings for our curriculum. Below are additional mappings you may find helpful.
General Standards Mapping
- General overview of academic frameworks addressed with KIBO robotics (incl. Common Core, NGSS, CSTA CSK12)
Standards mappings for Growing with KIBO, our 60-hour K-2 core curriculum:
- Growing with KIBO mapping to CSTA K12 Standards (about the CSTA Standards)
- Growing with KIBO alignment to ISTE Standards for Students (about the ISTE Standards)
- Growing with KIBO alignment to Nevada CS NVACS (about the Nevada Standards)
- Growing with KIBO alignment to Iowa CS Standards (about the Iowa Standards)
- Growing with KIBO alignment to Illinois Draft CS Standards (about the Illinois Standards)
- Growing with KIBO alignment to Georgia Standards of Excellence in CS (about the Georgia Standards)
- Creating with KIBO crosswalk with MA Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards (about MA DLCS
- Creating with KIBO mapping to Idaho Content Standards (about Idaho ICS in Computer Science)
Recommended readings in Growing with KIBO
These resources are referenced in Thinking with KIBO, our free AI curriculum. These are not KinderLab-created; we provide these links as a convenience. You may find alternative videos or read-alouds that better fit your classroom.
Thinking with KIBO is aligned with the draft AI4K12 curriculum guidelines, a collaboration between AAAI and CSTA, frame AI education as an important component of K–12 computer science education.