It’s up to you! The curriculum can be formed and adapted to most settings (school, after-school, summer camp, you name it).
None! Prior knowledge of entrepreneurship or STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is not required by the instructor nor the students. Background information is provided in the lessons. We provide training opportunities for instructors.
Activities were developed to be developmentally appropriate for each grade band. This includes modifications to content, vocabulary and pacing.
• Grades 1-2 have 7 lessons covering 7 topics
• Grades 3-5 have 14 lessons covering 7 topics
• Grades 6-8 have 16 lessons covering 8 topics
• Grades 9-12 have 16 lessons covering 8 topics
Note: At this time, 6-8 and 9-12 curriculums have the same content.
There is no set time frame! For convenience, each lesson was designed to be completed in 90 minutes. However, activities vary in length and there are many ways to break up/modify the lesson to the time frame you are working with.
The VentureLab curriculum contains detailed lesson plans, including instructor notes, topic background info, extension and homework ideas, as well as supplementary lesson material as downloads (e.g. handouts, slides).
See individual lessons to find the specific materials needed. We use common, inexpensive materials generally. Whenever less common materials are specified, we typically include notes in the lessons on what can be used as an alternative so you are not limited by what materials you can access.
Some lessons do include videos that are viewed online. Curriculum documents and handouts can be downloaded to view on a screen or printed hard copies. Having a projector or ability to share/cast a screen is helpful. Lessons do not require a 1:1 device-to-student ratio.
Have more questions that aren’t answered here? Contact us and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can. Thanks for helping to spread the entrepreneurial mindset!