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Discover Engineering

$ 379.00

Description

Engineering is a dynamic and innovative field constantly seeking the brightest minds of the future, and the Discover Engineering Kit developed by PCS Edventures is designed to cultivate the young engineers of tomorrow. In order to prepare students for rapidly evolving technology, this kit combines the latest methods proven by research to get students excited about learning. While introducing the basic concepts of engineering, activities in the Discover Engineering Kit foster confidence, critical thinking and other important 21st century skills.

In addition to using hands-on building manipulatives, Discover Engineering utilizes cutting-edge technology to engage students with a variety of learning styles. The 3D Interactive Build Curriculum (3DIC) allows users to move through build plans step-by-step at their own speed, and has the ability to highlight individual pieces for clarity. Compatible with any desktop computer or mobile device including tablets, the 3DIC transforms the way engineering can be taught with technology.

Projects in the Discover Engineering Kit are diverse in content covering topics such as gear trains, power ratios and complex machines. It is designed to be fun and engaging for students while they construct models such as trebuchets, cart launchers, transmission models and more!  Each Discover Engineering kit, suitable for 1-4 students, is designed to meet the specific intellectual needs of students in grades 4-8 and be versatile for different educational environments and easy to utilize for educators.

PCS understands that a product is only as valuable as its curriculum. That is why each Discover Engineering kit comes with an exciting, advanced curriculum that is available both in print and digitally in a PDF format.   

Grades: 4-8
Students: Up to 6 per kit
Contact Hours: 25+

The 3DIC

In addition to print and PDF formats, the newest curriculum is the 3DIC or 3D Interactive Curriculum. This innovative new program supplements the Discover Engineering kit and allows users to view project builds in an interactive 3D format. With various playback speeds, the ability to highlight individual pieces of each build, and step-by-step instruction, students can work at their own pace with clear instruction. Usable on any desktop computer or mobile device including tablets, 3DIC is excellent for a beginning engineering education.

What's Included

Materials

    • 642 fishertechnik™ Building Elements
    • Compartmentalized Storage Bin with Lid
    • Instructor Guide
    • Student Guide
    • fishertechnik™ Building Skills Cards
Learning Objectives

Engineering Learning Modules

  • Pulleys
  • Levers
  • Wheel & Axle
  • Power Transfer
  • Flexible Power Systems
  • Gear Trains
  • Worm Gears
  • Complex Machines
  • Speed Ratios
  • Power Ratios
  • Drive Train
  • Power Transfer
Standards & Alignment
Next Generation Science Standards
  • MS-ETS1-1: Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

  • MS-ETS1-2: Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

  • MS-ETS1-3: Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.

 
International Society for Technology in Education
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Communication and Collaboration with a Digital Portfolio
  • Research and Information Fluency
Common Core State Standards for Language Arts and Math
  • ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical task

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.A.2 Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g. by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2.

 

Club Pack

The Discover Engineering Club Pack comes with five (5) individual kits, each of which is suitable for 1-4 students. To get most for your money, and your learning environment, choose the Club Pack! This bundle is perfect for small classrooms with up to 20 students, after-school programs, homeschool groups and more. Get your students engineering today!

Classroom Set

The Discover Engineering Classroom Pack includes eight (8) individual kits, which are stored in a high-quality hardwood furniture unit with rolling casters. These furniture units are made specially to house these kits and are both beautiful and strong, designed for many years of use. Each kit, is meant to be used with 1-4 students, so the Classroom Pack can be utilized with groups of 16-64 students!

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Discover Robotics & Physics

$ 549.00

Description

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Discover Robotics & Physics 

The study of energy and motion instantly becomes a favorite of students with this project-based learning series! By incorporating robotics with the expansive subject area of physics, The Discover Robotics and Physics kit uses experiential projects to instill real-life knowledge. The kit has been expertly structured to support essential problem-solving and collaborative skills while students seek solutions to challenges. Students move through the curriculum series by employing the iterative design process to formulate and develop a deep understanding of the subject area.

By utilizing high-quality fishertechnik ® building manipulatives, any learning environment will have the ability to cater to students with different learning needs and speeds. As with all PCS Edventures developed curriculum, the overarching objective is to cultivate intrinsic motivation, deep conceptual foundations and a sense of intellectual empowerment--start the journey today with the Discover Robotics and Physics Kit!

Grades: 4-8
Students: 1-3 per kit
Contact Hours: 25+

LABCards Version: Grades 4-8 

What's Included
  • PCS Physics LABCards (4 Levels) w/poly-pocket sleeve for storage
  • Physics & Robotics build instructions
  • Advanced engineering building manipulatives from fishertechnik ®
  • Specialized PCS Robotic Controller - The Brain
  • The Brain & Cortex user guide
  • Compartmentalized Gratnell storage bin with lid

    Different Options for Multiple Student Environments

    Club Pack

    The Discover Robotics & Physics Club Pack comes with five (5) individual kits, each of which is suitable for 1-3 students. To get most for your money, and your learning environment, choose the Club Pack! This bundle is perfect for small classrooms with up to 15 students, after-school programs, homeschool groups and more. Get your students programming with physics concepts today!

    Classroom Set

    The Discover Robotics & Physics Classroom Pack includes 16 individual kits, which are stored in a high-quality hardwood furniture unit with rolling casters. These furniture units are made specially to house these kits and are both beautiful and strong, designed for many years of use. Each kit, is meant to be used with 1-3 students, so the Classroom Pack can be utilized with groups of 16-48 students!

    Curriculum Options

    Available As LABCards Only

    LABCARDS
    In student-driven classrooms, after-school programs, or home learning environments, enable students to track their progress towards concept mastery with our LABCards point system! Each LABCard was formatted to include 2 project-based lessons, 2 challenges, and 1 final design project. Students earn 5 points for each card they successfully complete. Each level includes four 5-point cards and culminates with a 5-point end design project, for a total of 25 points per level. By completing all four levels, students can earn up to 100 points! 

    With the use of the PCS LABCards, educators can take advantage of a differentiated instruction model where challenging concepts are broken down so that students can quickly master skills and move at their own pace towards a final performance task design project. Each LABCard is assigned a point value for quick and easy assessment of progress through each level and to provide students with immediate recognition of their accomplishments.

    The LABCard approach is intended to provide educators with a tool that enables a more student-directed experience. Educators are more empowered to provide more facilitation, coaching and mentoring as students work independently, in their own fashion. Almost all learning environments including after-school programs, clubs, and a wide variety of classroom models, can be supported using the LABCard model. 

    Learning Objectives

    Level 1

    • Air pressure
    • Force
    • Energy Transfer
    • The Brain and Cortex-simple motor commands
    Level II
    • Gravity
    • Potential Energy
    • Electricity
    • Advanced Motor Commands

    Level III

    • Impulse
    • Velocity
    • Acceleration
    • Collisions and elasticity and programming sensors

    Level IV
    • Torque
    • Degrees of freedom
    • Angular acceleration
    • Design optimization

    Standards & Alignment
    21st Century Skills:
    • Creative Thinking  
    • Critical Thinking
    • Initiative
    • Productivity
    • Technology Literacy
    Habits of Mind:
    • Persisting
    • Thinking flexibly
    • Applying past knowledge to new situations
    • Remaining open to continuous learning
    • Managing impulsivity
    • Creating, imagining, innovating
    • Taking responsible risks
    • Gathering data through all senses
    ISTE
    • Creativity and Innovation
    • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

     

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

    CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4 Model with mathematics.

    CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5 Use appropriate tools strategically.

    CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 Look for and make use of structure.

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.
     
    NGSS:

    4-PS3-1: Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object

    4-PS3-2: Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

    4-PS3-3: Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.

    4-PS3-4: Apply scientific principles to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

    MS-PS2-2: Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

    MS-PS3-2: Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.
    MS-ETS1-1: Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

    MS-ETS1-2: Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

    MS-ETS1-3: Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.

    MS-ETS1-4: Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

    MS-PS2-1: Apply Newton’s third law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.
    MS-PS3-5: Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from that object.
     
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    Edventures!

    Discover Robotics & Programming I

    $ 379.00

    Description

    The PCS Edventures Discover Robotics & Programming Kit is a one-of-a-kind collection combining both exceptional curriculum and high-quality mechanical building pieces. The robotics curriculum is a platform that teaches basic programming logic in the context of mechanical output, which allows students to gain integral 21st century skills like creative problem-solving as well as thinking logically and critically. This cross-curricular technique also aligns with various national and international teaching standards including the following: Common Core, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

    By combining a game-like programming interface and real mechanical robotic components, the Discover Robotics & Programming Kit is one of the most versatile and useful teaching tools of today. Projects focus on the integration of STEAM skills by incorporating math, physics and engineering principles. Each project is followed with an optional journaling component to fuse language arts and reflection, in response to extensive research that illustrates the benefits of including reflective elements in STEM classrooms.

    With Discover Robotics & Programming students have the freedom to iterate and design, while gaining tangible benefits from frequent analysis and reflection. Individual Discover Robotics & Programming kits are meant to be used with 1-3 students. Each level within the student-driven series focuses on different concepts and are clearly aligned for specified age ranges, allowing educators to implement the most appropriate activities in their classrooms which are also engaging, fun and educational!

    Classroom Curriculum: 

    Grades: 6-8
    Students: Up to 3 per kit
    Contact Hours: 25+

    LABCard Curriculum: 

    Grades: 4-8
    Students: Up to 3 per kit
    Contact Hours: 25+
    Cortex Programming Software Downloads

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    Android iOS

    Brain Controller Pack

    The Brain robotic controller from PCS Edventures! offers students the opportunity to learn about robotics like never before. With quick processing power, wireless connectivity, and physical sensors, the Brain is used with the Cortex programming environment to create a comprehensive hands-on robotics education experience.

    With physical hooks that are easily adaptable to LEGO and fischertechnik parts, students can build to their imagination’s content. Then, using the Cortex, students program desired movement and watch their creations come to life!

    The advanced sensor pack allows robots to interact with the physical world and respond to received stimuli. New sensors include touch, infrared, optical, LED, and ultrasonic.  

    Classroom Curriculum vs LABCards

    Discover Robotics & Programming is an extremely versatile kit which can be used in a variety of educational environments. When choosing to purchase the kit, there are two options for curriculum which can be paired with the physical building manipulatives.

    The first option was developed specifically for classroom use, and therefore is called the Classroom Curriculum. In this bound book are projects, challenges and design activities suitable for students in grades 6-8. The Classroom version booklet, meant for 1-3 students, progresses through four different levels, each of which includes journaling components and a variety of assessment options for teachers to choose from.

    The second curriculum option for the Discover Robotics & Programming kit is known as LABCards. This curriculum is unique in the fact that is can be utilized with younger students in grades 4-8, and is extremely student-driven. This option also comes with four different levels of cards, and each level includes 5 cards. With a total of 20 cards full of activities, challenges and design activities, the LABCards can be used in after-school programs or other educational settings that require curricular flexibility. Each set of LABCards can be used by individual students, or used in small groups to encourage collaborative skills.

    If you are unsure which option is best for you, please feel free to contact one of our STEM experts for assistance!

     Club Pack

    The Discover Robotics & Programming Club Pack comes with five (5) individual kits, each of which is suitable for 1-3 students. To get most for your money, and your learning environment, choose the Club Pack! This bundle is perfect for small classrooms with up to 15 students, after-school programs, home school groups and more!

    Classroom Set

    The Discover Robotics & Programming Classroom Pack includes 16 individual kits, which are stored in a high-quality hardwood furniture case with rolling casters. Each kit, is meant to be used with 1-3 students, so the Classroom Pack can be utilized with groups of 16-48 students! In addition, the Classroom Pack comes with a special Robotics Challenge Guide for additional ideas and guidance when attempting local or national robotics competitions.

    Spec Sheet Classroom Curriculum

     

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    Cortex Programming Software

    $ 0.00

    Description

    The Cortex™ software application powers The Brain robotic controller. With user-friendly, drag and drop programming, The Cortex is intuitive and fun for the beginner, and sufficiently robust and versatile for the advanced robotics student.

    Based on the Arduino programming language, Cortex software is compatible with Windows, Os X, iOS and Android operating systems. Use the Cortex on your PC, Mac, iPad or Android tablet.

    Color coded functionality, annotated user tips, and logical user interface make The Cortex easy to learn and master. Use Cortex with tablets to take advantage of the virtual controls and virtual sensors.

    When used with Bluetooth enabled devices, programming code created on the Cortex can be communicated wirelessly with The Brain™ controller, through the use of a cloud-based code compiler (internet connectivity required).

    Grades 4+

    Software Download Links

    Download the Cortex™ programming software for free! This software is for controlling the PCS Brain version 5.0 and up.

    Cortex for Android

    Requirements: Android 2.3 or later

    *Connect your dongle through the bluetooth settings on your tablet

    Cortex for iOS

    Requirements: iOS 7.0 or later

    *Connect your dongle through the Cortex software. 
    Instructions can be found on the reverse of yellow card 1 of the Discover Robotics and Programming I LABCards

    Download Instructions for Windows, OSX, and Android

    Upon placing an order for the free download, you will receive a download link for which ever software products you have selected.

    Download Instructions for iOS

    The latest version of the free Cortex for iOS app is only available directly from the iTunes App Store. Please visit the provided link using your iOS device to install Cortex 5.0 for iOS.


    Please note:  Cortex for mobile applications is for tablet devices only, not smart phones.

     

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    3DIC - Discover Engineering Software

    $ 9.95

     Full Description

    Compatible with Mac and PC operating systems, 3DIC™ can be uploaded onto any mobile device or desktop. Each Discover Engineering Kit comes with 2 licenses (or downloads) of the 3DIC™, meaning you have the ability to download 3DIC™ onto two separate devices. You can also purchase additional individual licenses to download 3DIC™ onto more devices.

    To purchase additional downloads, enter the quantity desired below. Once you have been directed through the payment process, a download page will be available where you may select which operating system and version you would like to download to your device.

    All downloads will be managed through the account you have setup with a username and password. This gives you the flexibility to purchase licenses and then return to the site later to download them via your account.

    Grades: 4-8
    Students: Unlimited
    Contact Hours: 12+

     

     

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    Academy of Engineering Books

    $ 129.00

    Book 1: Simple Machines Series

    This original, awesome curriculum includes 8 full units of Simple Machines. Each unit is comprised of 5 projects that naturally take a student from beginning exploration to mastery as they first do step by step builds, graduate to open ended challenges and conclude with a culminating personal project that demonstrates mastery.

    Grades 5-12

    Lessons:

    Unit Subject Project 1 Project 2 Challenge 1 Challenge 2
    1 Levers Block Flipper Find The Fulcrum Super Block Flipper Wheelbarrow
    2 Inclined Planes Rise Over Run Ramp & Work Handicapped Access Marble Jump
    3 Wheel & Axle Doorknob Cart & Launcher Tire Design Bigger, Better, Faster
    4 Pulleys Pulley Frame Crane Weightlifting Extending Ladder
    5 Worm Gear & Wedge Snow Plow Worm Gear Spaghetti Chopper Build A Wench
    6 Compound Machines Double Lever Stamper Workshop Vice Buid An Ink Stamper Vice Printing Press
    7 Work Formula Work Experiment Build & Calibrate Fish Scale Work & Inclined Planes Use Work Formula
    8 Trebuchet Fixed Counterwight Swinging Counterweight Great Cup Fling Compound Machine Trebuchet

    Book 2: Power Transfer Series

    This comprehensive treatment for fischertechnik users addresses multiple methods of mechanical power transfer. Each unit is comprised of 5 projects that naturally take a student from beginning exploration to mastery as they first do step by step builds, graduate to open ended challenges and conclude with a culminating personal project that demonstrates mastery.

    Lessons:

    Unit Subject Project 1 Project 2 Challenge 1 Challenge 2
    1 Belt Drive Build A Belt Drive Stress-O-Matic Dual Belt Drive Conveyor Belt
    2 Chain Drive Build A Chain Drive Chain-Driven Trolley Conveyor II Chain Drive Buggy
    3 Idler Gears Not So Idle Idler Gears Vertical Idler Egg Beater World's Longest Idler Gear
    4 Universal Joints Amazing Universal Joint Up & Over Universal Drive Shaft Oscillating Fan
    5 90 Degree Turns Crowning The Corner Bevel To Bevel Tight Turns In A Helicopter Racing 90 Degreen Turns
    6 Flexible Systems Flexible Power Transmission Long Distance Power Transfer Pinball Flipper Flexible Excavator
    7 Offsets & Rotating Levers Offset Lever Intermittent Power Crankset Hole Puncher
    8 Combined Power Train Combined Drive Flashy Chassis Power Transfer Vehicle Ultimate Power Train

    Book 3: Gear Train Series

    This volume is another comprehensive treatment for fischertechnik users addressing all important aspects of gear train construction including the math applications. Each unit is comprised of 5 projects that naturally take a student from beginning exploration to mastery as they first do step by step builds, graduate to open ended challenges and conclude with a culminating personal project that demonstrates mastery.

    Lessons:

    Unit Subject Project 1 Project 2 Challenge 1 Challenge 2
    1 Gear Reduction Gearing Down Itty Bitty Winch Paper Crinkler More Power
    2 Power Ratios Souped-Up Cruiser Amazing Rolling Windmill Drag Racers Who's The Strongest
    3 Speed Ratios A Few Quick Turns Blown Away By Speed Ratios Buzz Saw Goal Kicker
    4 Worm Gear Reduction A Clever Hoist A Helping Hand Wheelin' With The Worm Worm Driven Gate
    5 Reduction with Belts & Chains The Claw: Belt Version The Claw: Chain Version Crossing Guard: Belt Version Crossing Guard: Chain Version
    6 Gear Transmission Forward & Reverse Three-Speed Transmission Worm Gear Transmission Four-Speed Transmission Or Six?
    7 Torque & Horsepower Torque Horsepower More Motors, More Torque More Power To You
    8 Drive Trains Tractor Sled The Tractor Test Your Tractor Pull That Bottle
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    60 Seconds or Less Camp

    $ 129.00

    Description

    Students channel their inner competitive spirit to complete a set of 60 second challenges that enforce specific STEM principles with each activity. From rolling marbles over tape to explain energy conservation, to understanding air pressure by making cups fly, students use everyday items to demonstrate their knowledge. Each lesson builds on existing subjects and requires more complex solutions and critical thinking skills, making its completion that much more rewarding.

    Activities in the 60 Seconds or Less Camp allow students to understand real-world applications of different STEM principles and experiment with them in fun and engaging ways. Remember, the challenges become harder as you go. When students complete the final goal they will be true STEM champions!

    Grades: 6-8
    Students: Up to 30
    Contact Hours: 12+

    Curriculum Sample

    Recommended Settings: 

  • Summer camps
  • Elementary classrooms
  • After-school programs

  • Training: 
  • Half hour free webinar training for purchases of $500+
  • One hour free webinar training for purchases of $1000+
  • Additional training available for purchase
  •  Includes:

    • Curriculum for 12 activities. Each activity can accommodate a 1 hour segment, or can be adjusted for different time blocks
    • 60 Seconds or Less Instructor Manual
    • Camp background information
    • Collaboration and discussion tips
    • Lesson extensions for differentiation
    • Activity and assessment materials
    • Materials list to complete camp
    Digital Download is for Instructor Curriculum only, which includes master copies for build cards and all student curriculum sheets.

        Materials Included
        • Sterilite tub (25 gal) - 1 
        • #2 pencils (pack of 12) - 4
        • Ziploc bags (1 gal) - 8 
        • Balloons - 75 
        • Bath mats - 8
        • Standard playing cards - 26 
        • Wooden clothes pins - 25
        • Craft sticks - 300
        • Plastic cups 16 pack (16 oz) - 11
        • Wooden dowels (24" x 5/16") - 5
        • Dry erase markers - 11 
        • Dry erase pockets - 10
        • Feathers - 16 
        • Headbands - 5
        • Plastic horseshoes - 30 
        • Marbles (20 pack) - 8 
        • Metal washers - 80 
        • Nerf Vortex Discs - 15 
        • Raw penne noodles (1 lb) - 1 
        • Raw spaghetti noodles (1 lb) - 1
        • Pencil sharpeners - 5
        • Ping pong balls - 125
        • Plastic eggs - 20 
        • Popcorn tubs - 5
        • Rubber bands - 250 
        • Plastic ruler (12")
        • Scissors - 1
        • Plastic spoons - 50 
        • Stopwatches - 10
        • String (450 ft) - 1
        • Double-sided tape - 1
        • Masking tape (60 yds) - 5 
        • Plastic trash cans - 5
        • 60 Seconds or Less Camp Instructor guide
        • 60 Seconds or Less Camp Challenge Guide and KWL - 30
        • Full set of student pages- 130 

          Digital Download is for Instructor Curriculum only, which includes master copies for build cards and all student curriculum sheets.

          Curriculum Topics

          Lesson Titles:

          1. Start Your Timers
          2. The Wind Blows
          3. Rolling Along
          4. Forks and Spoons
          5. In and Over
          6. Ready, Aim, Fire!
          7. How Fast Can You Move?
          8. Can You Fly?
          9. Blowing In The Wind
          10. Which Way Will It Go?
          11. It Makes Sense
          12. You Up For A Challenge?

          Each Activity Guide Includes:

          • Materials List
          • Schedule of Activities
          • Topic Background Information & Vocabulary
          • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
          • Opening & Closing Discussion Questions
          • Extension Activities

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            Eggs-traordinary Physics Camp

            $ 129.00

            Description

            This physics-focused camp turns the study of motion and mass into applied projects! Students spin, toss, race, and design throughout this camp to learn about ideas of motion such as velocity or speed and how gravity plays a role in each of these activities. These egg activities are not only engaging but provide valuable reinforcement of physics concepts, which often can be difficult to understand without physical demonstrations. .

            Teamwork is encouraged with activities involving partners or groups to reach success, while engineering skills are cultivated during the design of new egg transport systems. This eggciting camp pushes design challenges to create 12 interactive projects that will turn any student into a physicist!

            Digital Download for Eggs-straordinary Physics Camp only $129.00!

            Grades: 6-8
            Students: Up to 30
            Contact Hours: 12+

            Curriculum Sample

            Includes

            • Curriculum for 12 activities. Each activity can accommodate a 1 hour segment, or can be adjusted for different time blocks
            • Scientific tools for measurement, data collection, demonstration, and experimentation
            • Eggs of all shapes and sizes for physics experiments
            • Geeky gadgets for testing theories
            • Instructor guide
            • Camp background information
            • Lesson extensions for differentiation
            • Collaboration and discussion tips
            • Activity / assessment materials

            Recommended Settings: 

            • Summer camps
            • Elementary classrooms
            • After-school programs
            • Homeschool environments

            Training: 

            • Half hour free webinar training for purchases of $500+
            • One hour free webinar training for purchases of $1000+
            • Additional training available for purchase
            Materials Included
            • Plastic storage container (10 gal) - 1
            • Scissors - 30 
            • Chenille stems - 100
            • Craft sticks - 100
            • Paper cup - 50
            • Plastic spoon - 25
            • Plastic eggs - 50
            • Standard playing cards - 60
            • Eggdude's stuff - 1 (6 large boards / 12 stone eggs)
            • Milk caps - 48 
            • Straight pin - 50-100
            • Masking tape (60 yds) - 1 
            • Dry erase markers - 6
            • Clear tape with dispenser - 6 
            • Paper clips - 100 
            • Rubber bands - 250 
            • Plastic envelope - 1
            • Eggstraordinary Physics Instructor manual - 1
            • Eggstraordinary Physics page pocket handout - 48
            • Eggstraordinary egg hunt cards - 1
            • Eggstraordinary Physics bird template - 30

            Digital curriculum download comes with Instructor’s Manual only, which includes master copies of all student curriculum pages.

            Curriculum Topics

            Lesson Titles:

            1. Introduction to Physics
            2. Balancing Birds
            3. Hen and Chicks
            4. Fill the Coop
            5. Egg Race
            6. Spinning Bodies, Moving Eggs
            7. Amazing Body Physics
            8. Egg Design Hunt
            9. Egg Toss Trajectories
            10. Group Egg Games
            11. Egg River Crossing
            12. Game Design

            Each Activity Guide Includes:

            • Schedule
            • Opening & Closing Discussion Topics
            • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
            • Topic Background & Vocabulary
            • Materials List
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            Flying Disc Camp

            $ 129.00

            Description

            Get sporty! Flying discs have been around since 700 B.C. and the discus throw sporting event dates back to ancient times. In present day, frisbees and discs of all shapes, materials, and sizes have become a popular past time. In this camp, students gain valuable understanding of physics concepts while enjoying some fresh air!

            Discs are able to fly because of spin (lift), angular momentum (thrust), shape (drag), and weight (gravity). All objects in flight are also affected by these four forces, which is why students test different shapes and sizes to learn effective throwing and catching techniques. During this 12-lesson camp students will gain a thorough knowledge of physics concepts and end with a fun game of disc golf to test their newly acquired skills!

            Digital Download for Flying Disc only $129.00!

            Grades: 6-8
            Students: Up to 30
            Contact Hours: 12+

            Curriculum Sample

            Includes:

            • Curriculum for 12 activities. Each activity can accommodate a 1 hour segment, or can be adjusted for different time blocks
            • Tools for documenting recordings, observations, and data
            • Materials of all shapes and sizes for physics experimentation
            • Instructor guide
            • Camp background information
            • Collaboration and discussion tips
            • Lesson extensions for differentiation
            • Activity/ assessment materials

            Recommended Settings:

            • Summer camps
            • Elementary classrooms
            • After-school programs
            • Homeschool environments

            Training:

            • Half hour free webinar training for purchases of $500+
            • One hour free webinar training for purchases of $1000+
            • Additional training available for purchase
            Materials Included
            • Plastic storage container (18 gal) - 1
            • #2 pencils (12 pack) - 3
            • Paper plates - 350 
            • Masking tape (60 yds) - 2
            • White paper (8.5"x11") - 500 
            • Scissors (kids) - 15
            • Boomerangs - 5
            • Flying rings - 5
            • Flying cylinders - 5
            • Plastic cones - 12 
            • Numbered cones - 2
            • Paper plates - 75
            • Flying discs (frisbees) - 15
            • Flying disc instructor manual - 1

            Digital curriculum download comes with Instructor's Manual only, which includes master copies of all student curriculum pages.

            Curriculum Topics

            Lesson Titles:

            1. The History of the Flying Disc
            2. Flying Rings
            3. Origami Flying Discs
            4. Intro to Throwing and Catching Techniques
            5. Pivoting
            6. Statue Flying Disc
            7. Flying Tic Tac Toe
            8. Disc Golf
            9. Play Ultimate Disc
            10. Play "Guts"
            11. Ultimate Tournament
            12. Ultimate Tournament

            Each Activity Guide Includes:

            • Schedule
            • Opening & Closing Discussion Questions
            • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
            • Topic Background & Vocabulary
            • Materials List
            Standards & Alignment
            Next Generation Science Standards

            NGSS MS-PS2-2 Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object's motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and mass of the object.
            NGSS MS-PS3-5 Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.
            NGSS MS‐ETS1‐1 Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
            NGSS MS‐ETS1‐2 Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
            NGSS MS‐ETS1‐3 Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
            NGSS MS‐ETS1‐4 Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

            Habits of Mind
            • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
            • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
            • Gathering Data Through All The Senses
            • Managing Impulsivity
            • Persisting
            • Questioning and Posing Problems
            • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
            • Responding with Wonderment and Awe
            • Striving for Accuracy
            • Taking Responsible Risks
            • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
            • Thinking Flexibly
            • Thinking Interdependently
            21st Century Skills
            • Communication and Collaboration
            • Creativity and Innovation
            • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
            • Flexibility and Adaptability
            • Initiative and Self-Direction
            • Productivity and Accountability
            • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
            Spec Sheet

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            Ages 6-14

            Features:

          • Includes 104 pieces!
          • 36 page activity book
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            3.) Coding, Translation, and Mutations

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            Includes:

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            Grades 5 - 9

            Includes:

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            The Teacher's guide includes Student Inquiry Sheets and Worksheets for the models highlighted. Student Worksheets ask questions about the machine being investigated and present challenges that can be used to help students think more deeply about the concepts involved.

            Grades 5 - 9

            Includes:

          • 1432 K'NEX® parts – enough to build 30 fully-functioning replicas of real-world machines, up to four at a time!
          • Supports 8-12 students working in teams
          • Building instructions and comprehensive teacher's guide aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards
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            Includes:

          • 442 K'NEX® parts, along with a Battery, Spring and Fly-wheel motor – enough to build 11 vehicles, up to four at a time
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            $ 209.00

            Description

            Bring STEM concepts to life with K'NEX® Education! The Real Bridge Building set is designed to assist students in their study of the history, function, structural design, geometry and strength of bridges. They will also investigate concepts related to the physical properties of materials and their application in the placement, design, and construction of bridges.

            The Teacher's Guide offers a wide choice of activities and extensive background information provided to assist you as you present the materials and answer student questions. Each lessons includes background Information, Student Objectives, Student Inquiry Sheets, Glossary of Key Terms, Journaling Opportunities, and Skill Builder Activities

            Includes:

          • 2282 K'NEX® parts – enough to build 7, five to six foot long K'NEX® Bridge models, two at a time
          • Support 6 - 8 students working as a team
          • Grades 5 - 9
          • Building instructions comprehensive teacher's guide aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards
          • Packaged in two strong storage trays with snap-on lids