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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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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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K'NEX DNA, Replication, and Transcription Set
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K'NEX DNA, Replication, and Transcription Set

$ 59.99

Description

The K'NEX DNA, Replication and Transcription set is designed to aid in teaching the structure and function of the nucleic acid molecules that make up DNA (deoxyribonucleic acids) and RNA (ribonucleic acids).

Grades 5 - 12

The Teacher's Guide provides lessons designed to take students through three instructional modules:

I.) DNA Structure
2.) Replication & Transcription
3.) Coding, Translation, and Mutations

Excellent demonstration tool at the elementary school level. Curriculum aligned to National Science Education standards for grades 5 – 12.

Includes:

  • 521 K'NEX parts – enough to build 19 DNA and mRNA models, up to two at a time!
  • Supports 2 – 3 students working as a team.
  • Building instructions and teacher's guide aligned to national standards included
  • Packaged in a strong storage tray with snap-on lid
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    K'NEX Roller Coaster Physics Set

    $ 280.00

    Description

    The K'NEX® Education Roller Coaster Physics Set is designed to help students as they learn how to design and conduct scientific investigations, identify variables of the problem and select appropriate independent and dependent variables for investigations. They will determine the steps necessary to control a variable, observe and record the response, and interpret the results. They will measure, record, and analyze the data for patterns, construct scatter plots or histograms as a graphic representation of the data, and mathematically interpret those graphs.

    The Teacher's Guide offers ideas, in the form of nine lab exercises, that outline ways in which students in grades 11 and 12 may use the set to study physics, and in particular mechanics. The studies adopt a hands-on, student-inquiry based approach in which the teacher is encouraged to develop each lab investigation using the 5E model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, and Evaluate) of inquiry while students utilize the Four Question Strategy for experiment design.

    Includes:

  • 2039 K'NEX® parts – enough to build 11 roller coasters, inclined planes, and loop systems using K'NEX®!
  • Supports 6 - 8 students working in teams
  • Grades 11 - 12
  • Building instructions comprehensive teacher's guide aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards
  • Packaged in 3 strong storage trays with snap-on lids
  • Savonius Wind Turbine V3 Quick shop
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    Savonius Wind Turbine V3

    $ 57.95

    Description

    Explore wind energy in this inventive vertical turbine design. Its simple format allows you to create free, renewable energy with a spin or by holding it to the wind, yet its incorporation of technology allows for limitless customization and green energy research. Runs off a fan or even a simple hair dryer!

    Now with a strong-yet-lightweight injection molded base and frame, and include plastic s-foil wind blades which capture wind from all direction, and a build-it-yourself alternator to product AC power with the option to customize with additional coils and magnets.

    Coils are pre-wound (200 turns) and can be ordered in any amount of winds you want by our in house robot!

    Magnets are rare earth and you are free to use any kind you want to change the output of the generator!

    Ideal for the classroom in  Grades 5-College!

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    Savonius Wind Turbine V3 Plus

    $ 77.95

    Description

    Explore wind energy in this inventive vertical turbine design. Its simple format allows you to create free, renewable energy with a spin or by holding it to the wind, yet its incorporation of technology allows for limitless customization and green energy research.

    Now with a strong-yet-lightweight injection molded base and frame along with features like plastic s-foil wind blades which capture wind from all direction, and a build-it-yourself alternator to product electrical current with the option to customize with additional coils and magnets. The built-in LED light helps to indicate the generated power.

    This kit gives you the ability to rectify your power from alternating current to direct current. Four types of rectification experiments are included.

    Ideal for the classroom for Grades 9 through College!

  • 4 rectification labs included
  • 4 pre-wound coils(200Winds) Please inquire about customized ones!
  • 4 Rare Earth Magnets!
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    SKY-Z Horizontal Wind Turbine

    $ 91.95

    Description

    The SKY-Z is our basic Horizontal Wind Turbine but wiith tons of experiments to enjoy teaching or learning about Wind Energy. All of the SKY-Z line have a hub with built in pitch angles and endless ways for the students to customize their Turbines. This turbine creates alternating current power with the ability to rectify your power to direct current. The supplied LED helps to showcase the generated power.

  • We do offer other blade sizes and also the ability to customize your own blade designs by attaching them right on top of the ones supplied.
  • Great for Physics, Environmental Science, and Alternative Technology classes as a hands on lab.
  • We recommned this kit for ages 12+ when using the recitifcation system but 8+ when using just the basic foundation model.
  •  Ages 8+

    Included:

  • 4 Coils and 4 Magnets for your generator
  • 3 8" blades
  • 3 Blade Hub
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    SKY-Z Limitless Horizontal Wind Turbine

    $ 141.99

    Description

    The most complete Educational Wind Turbine on the Market. 3 different size blades, pitch built into the Hub, completely hands on, the ability to customize your DIY generator using pre-wound coils & rare earth magnets, convert AC to DC power with the DIY rectification system. Make your own blades and test them out. Great for Physics, Environmental Science, and Alternative Technology classes as a hands on lab.

    Test up to 6 blades at once with built in pitch angles! Each size blade comes with 6 blades. (6", 8", and 10" blades included)

    Includes a manual for building your Wind Turbine, intro curriculum, and a complete ability to customize!

    Grades 5+

    Details:

  • 4 Coils
  • 4 Magnets
  • Complete Rectification experimental kit with diodes, capictors, pre-cut wires, soldress breadboard, led, and piezo buzzer. Manual included
  • 18 Blades (3 different sets of 6 blades)
  • 6 Blade Hub with Pitch angle marks built in
  • Completely hands on building of the Turbine with the ability to customize
  • 26"+ Tall from floor to top of blade
  • Retail Packaging for storage
  • Extensive Curriculum coming soon!
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    SKY-Z Plus Horizontal Wind Turbine
    SKY-Z Plus Horizontal Wind Turbine
    Pico Turbine

    SKY-Z Plus Horizontal Wind Turbine

    $ 111.95

    Description

    The SKY-Z Plus is the next step up from the SKY-Z as you will be supplied with 6 8" blades, 6 blade Hub, and even a rectification system. All of the SKY-Z line have a hub with built in pitch angles and endless ways for the students to customize their Turbines. This turbine creates alternating current power with the ability to rectify your power to direct current. The supplied LED or piezo buzzer helps to showcase the generated power.

  • We do offer other blade sizes and also the ability to customize your own blade designs by attaching them right on top of the ones supplied.
  • Great for Physics, Environmental Science, and Alternative Technology classes as a hands on lab.
  • We recommned this kit for ages 12+ when using the recitifcation system but 8+ when using just the basic foundation model.
  •  Ages 8+

    Included:

  • 4 Coils and 4 Magnets for your generator
  • Four types of rectification experiments are included.
  • 6 8" blades
  • 6 Blade Hub
  • PWH1 only has a 3 blade hub and 3 8" blades
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    STEM Plus 4 V3 Turbine Competition

    $ 311.95

    Description

    The PicoTurbine STEM Plus takes learning to the next level by adding the heart of competition to the equation. Each STEM Plus interface allows up to 4 alternating power sources to be compared at one time. Using a computer, students can see real time data comparison of RPM's and power output of their alternators.

    Create your own blades or modify the design for data analysis on your Turbine's efficiency!

    This kit was designed to work seamlessly with the PicoTurbine Savonius V3 Wind turbine kit and helps students judge the craftsmanship of their work. Allowing students to succeed or fail is at the heart of learning and understanding. The STEM Plus interface shows students exactly how well or poorly they constructed their alternators, creating an environment where they can learn from their mistakes. With constant feedback students are able to learn what helps or hinders alternator efficiency, making the STEM Plus interface an ideal addition to classroom.

    Our packages are bundled to fit right into any educators budget!

    Ages 8+

    Includes 4 PicoTurbine Savonius V3's and interface & Software!

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    Droneology ED! App

    $ 12.99

    What Is It?

    Drone mania has struck around the world with people flying high using a variety of multi-rotor devices we all know now as drones!  3 rotors, 4 rotors, 6 rotors or more! Droneology is a fun, online course that prepares drone owners - beginners to advanced - for having fun while being safe and responsible with their flying gizmo. Topics covered include safety, laws and regulations, flight basics, and the many uses of drones! This digital course is optimized for delivery on mobile devices so you can take it on your phone, tablet, or computer anytime, anywhere! This course is not only fun and educational; it’s also valuable. As you complete each lesson in the series you are rewarded not just with knowledge, but with awesome discounts from partners on drone devices and accessories! Become a Droneologist today with this rad digital app!

    Droneology is an engaging and fun e-course that prepares drone owners - beginners to advanced - for safe and responsible fun with their flying gizmo. It will prepare you with everything you need to know to fly safely!

    The course is divided into seven parts, which each includes an engaging video or animation, any additional learning materials that you need and a quiz to make sure that you are learning!

     

    The Seven Units of Droneology:

    1. COURSE INTRODUCTION
    2. ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE
    3. FLIGHT SAFETY
    4. BASIC PILOTING SKILLS
    5. LAWS, REGULATIONS, &  GROUPS
    6. ETHICAL OPERATION
    7. FUTURE OF DRONES

    Take the course on your phone, tablet, or computer and best of all; receive valuable rewards for increasing your knowledge. Users will have the opportunity to unlock discounts from drone manufacturers and retail stores as they complete each unit in the course.

    Why Do You Need It?

    You've probably noticed the surge in media attention being paid to drones. Drone owners who have not been properly educated are flying into restricted airspace, violating privacy rights, and endangering people in a wide variety of manners! Droneology prepares new drone owners to be safe and responsible, while having a blast. This is great for the hobby, great for safety, and great for America!

    Who Needs Droneology?

    We think just about everyone - whether you own a drone or not - can benefit from Droneology. Since drones are now in the news, in the public eye, and probably down the street in your park, it seems like a smart idea to know a little bit more about them. Droneology is presented in a way that is effective for both kids and adults. Parents will appreciate a way to make sure that their kids are prepared to fly safely, and adult drone users will love the fact that Droneology is a quick way to get their drones in the air without having to take expensive or time-consuming classes!

    Unit 1 Preview

    Curious to check out this wicked cool app? View the first two videos in the Droneology course below!


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    Discover STEM LAB  Grades 5-6 Quick shop
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    Discover STEM LAB Grades 5-6

    $ 1,649.00

    Description

    For the ultimate enrichment tool for grades 5-6, the Discover STEM Lab can be easily integrated into after-school programs, classrooms and any other learning environment. This curriculum was designed to be specifically useful for late elementary students as they begin to transition to more difficult subjects in middle school. Each module encourages independent student exploration while being educational and entertaining to get students excited about learning!

    Grades: 5-6
    Students: Up to 24 
    Contact Hours: 100+

    Materials Included

    Science Module:

    • Physics LABCards
    • Physics and Robotics building instruction cards for all 15 builds
    • The Brain™ & Cortex user guide
    • Expanding file folder
    • Engineering building manipulatives from fischertechnik™ with advanced pneumatic parts
    • Specialized PCS robotic controller—The Brain™
    • Full set of robotic components
    • Compartmentalized Gratnell tub for storage

    Technology Module:

    • Discover Robotics and Programming LABCards
    • RiQ robot step-by-step building instructions
    • The Brain™ and Cortex user guide
    • Expanding file folder
    • Specialized PCS robotic controller—The Brain™
    • Engineering building manipulatives from fischertechnik™
    • Full set of robotic components
    • Compartmentalized Gratnell tub for storage

    Engineering Module:

    • Bound instructor guide
    • Bound student guide
    • Set of 12 building instructions
    • 642 fischertechnik building elements
    • Compartmentalized Gratnell tub for storage

    Math Module:

    • 920 K’NEX Building Parts
    • K’NEX Education Teacher Guide with 16 Modules

    Curriculum Topics

    Each Discover STEM Lab comes with 1 of each of the following kits in a convenient Gratstack rolling storage unit.

    Science Module: The 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 & 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.      Science Curriculum Sample

     

    Science Modules:

    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 

     

    Technology Module: The Discover Robotics & Programming 

    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).                Technology Curriculum Sample

     

    Technology Modules:

    Level I

    • RiQ, fischertechnik
    • The Brain, Cortex
    • Motor Commands

    Level II

    • Reverse, Setpwr
    • On/Onfor, Num
    • ThisWay/ThatWay

    Level III

    • REPEAT/WAIT
    • BEEP/SPACE,
    • LOOP/BREAK
    • TUNE

    Level IV

    • PROCEDURES/CALL
    • IF/IF ELSE
    • LED's, LIGHT ON/LIGHT OFF             

    Engineering Module: The Discover Engineering 

    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.                Engineering Module Curriculum Sample

     

    Engineering Modules:

    • Pulleys-Crane
    • Levers-Trebuchet
    • Worm Gears
    • Complex Machines-Workshop Vice
    • Wheels-Cart Launcher
    • Gear Trains Souped-Up Cruise
    • Flexible Power Systems- Plane
    • Speed Ratios High Speed Fan
    • Power Ratios Power-Winch
    • Power Transfer-Universal Joint
    • Drivetrain-Mixer
    • Power Transfer-Three Gear Transmission

    Math Module: The K'NEX® Middle School Math & Geometry 

    The K'NEX® Middle School Math & Geometry set is designed to address critical mathematics concepts in the middle school classroom and to provide instructional models that will enhance students' understanding of important concepts and algorithms. With direction provided by the teacher's guide and the materials provided in this set you will be able to offer students a program of study that uses hands-on exploration in conjunction with an inquiry-based approach to learning. The guide also includes additional information that teachers will find to be invaluable as they seek to motivate students to explore, experience and learn mathematics.

     

    Math Modules:

    • Similar Shapes
    • Nesting Squares
    • Polyhedra and Euler's Formula
    • Dilations of 3D Shapes 
    • Pascal's Triangle
    • Rectangles and Factors
    • Fibonacci Numbers 
    • Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
    • Multiplication and Division of Fractions
    • Properties of Numbers
    • Addition of Polynomials 
    • Geometric Patterns 
    • Linear Patterns
    • Fractal Trees 
    • Fractal Trees: Exponential
    • Sierpinski's Triangle

     

    Standards & Alignment

     

    Spec Sheet

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    Discover Robotics Duo - Programming & Physics

    $ 7,595.00

    Description
    More Robotics than ever!  Discover Robotics Duo contains 8 Discover Robotics & Programming & 8 Discover Robotics & Physics Kits

     

    Discover Robotics & Programming

    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!

    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!

    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+