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Discover Robotics & Programming I
Discover Robotics & Programming I
Discover Robotics & Programming I
Discover Robotics & Programming I
Discover Robotics & Programming I
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

Windows
MAC OSX for iPad v3 and later
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

 

Spec Sheet LABCards 

 

 

 

 

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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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Discover STEM LAB-Dynamic Duo

$ 3,149.00

Description

Description

Double the STEM, double the fun! The Discover STEM Lab is the equivalent of two STEM Labs from PCS. This Lab is designed to ignite student’s curiosity and foster education. The Discover STEM Lab includes enlightening hands-on projects in a perfect blend of education and fun. Using this lab students work with manipulatives from LEGO, K’NEX, fischertechnik and more to perform science projects, build machines, experiment with geometry, and imagine their own creations. This Lab is the perfect STEM solution for classroom,  after-school programs or summer camps.

Grades: 3-4, 5-6
Students: Up to 24 per STEM LAB
Contact Hours: 100+ per STEM LAB

Each D-STEM Dynamic Duo comes with:

1 Discover STEM Lab Grade 3-4 edition

1 Discover STEM Lab Grade 5-6 edition   

Discover STEM Grade 3-4

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

Science Module: BrickLAB STEM Foundations Physics

Force and motion are studied giving students the opportunity to experiment with the different types. Newton’s laws of motion, the work formula and the effects of friction are also covered with engaging, experiential activities that would make anyone want to become a physicist! Students are also challenged to examine and relate scientific topics to the world around them using scientific vocabulary, specific to the physical sciences. Get moving and shaking with this exciting unit!        Science Curriculum Sample

 

Science Modules:  

  • Center of Gravity                                      
  • Scatter Patterns
  • Visible Light Spectrum
  • Cloud Classification
  • Light & Shadow
  • Paper Airplane Variables
  • Pendulum & Periods
  • Inertia Balance
  • Friction Sled
  • Newton's Second Law
  • Newton's Third

                                     

 

 Technology Module: PCS Digital Video Lab

Students star in their own multimedia production using the PCS Digital Video Lab. Enhance your existing curriculum with digital documentaries, historical recreation, original films, and more. Students are challenged to create 12 video projects that reinforce and enhance their regular classroom learning as well inspire them to express their creativity and imagination. Includes a high quality camcorder, tripod, and accessories.Simple startup and step-by-step activities make it easy to set up in your classroom, student club, or after-school program.     Technology Curriculum Sample

 

Technology Modules:                             

  • Interview
  • Interview the Past
  • Time to Mine
  • You're the Reporter
  • Day in the Life
  • Cause & Effect
  • Hidden Life
  • Quiz Show
  • Talent Show
  • Invented
  • Which One Do I Buy
  • Night On Broadway

Engineering Module: LEGO Engineering Kit

This module utilizes a versatile LEGO® engineering kit plus curriculum which walks students through 12 different builds in order to introduce basic engineering concepts. This set features 817 elements that enable you to build with even more pieces than ever before. Includes plenty of special elements such as belts, unique connectors, a worm gear, and structural elements, as well as other LEGO® elements such as beams, axles, and connectors.       Engineering Sample Curriculum

 

Engineering Modules:                                        

  • Rotary to Linear
  • Super Poker
  • Super Slow Down
  • Crane
  • Wind Machine
  • Swimmer
  • Snow Plow
  • Differential Warrior
  • Helicopter
  • Grabber
  • Hill Climbing
  • Buggy
  • Pulley Mule

Math Module:  K'nex Intermediate Math & Geometry

The K'NEX® Education Intermediate Math & Geometry set is designed to address critical mathematics concepts in the upper elementary school classroom and provide instructional models that will enhance students' understanding of important concepts and algorithms. Students work cooperatively and are encouraged to interact with each other as they build, investigate, discuss and evaluate mathematical concepts, ideas and models. Research has shown that the use of manipulatives to develop mathematics concepts has many benefits. It allows students to improve their conceptual understanding, achievement and problem solving skills; it encourages student reflections on retaining the information; it promotes a positive attitude toward mathematics; and it develops more self-confidence in students. K'NEX® is a powerful manipulative for students to use in developing and maintaining mathematics concepts.

Math Sample Curriculum

 

Math Modules:

  • Triangles & Trusses
  • Circles
  • Area-Triangles
  • Parallegograms/Trapeziods
  • Perimeter
  • Coordinates-Build a Grid
  • Angles, Rays, Points, Lines, Planes                 
  • Triangles & Sequences
  • Polygons
  • Prisms
  • Volume  of a Prism
  • Triangles/Congruent

 

Spec Sheet: Discover STEM 3-4 

Discover STEM Grade 5-6 

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!

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

 

Spec Sheet: Discover STEM 5-6

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Discover STEM LAB Grades 3-4

$ 1,649.00

Description

 Discover STEM LAB Grades 3-4

STEM is all about cross curricular exploration and integration and in the DSTEM series we wanted to show students how all of these fabulous STEM concepts AND manipulatives connect together in strange and wonderful ways. Each of the DSTEM modules has been carefully selected for their rich ability to introduce topics PLUS their capacity to integrate with the other modules. You can use each module on its own, then show students how they can blend together. Connect  Bricks to the Cubelets and then use the video module to film a BrickBot robot hero saving the day! Just imagine the possibilities!

Each edition comes with one (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math component.


Grades: 3-4
Students: Up to 24
  • BrickLAB STEM Foundations:1-3 students
  • Digital Video Lab: 1-3 students
  • Cubelets: 1-6 students
  • K’NEX Math: 1-12 students

Contact Hours: 100+
  • BrickLAB STEM Foundations: 12+ hours
  • Digital Video Lab: 52 + hours
  • Cubelets: 12 + hours
  • K’NEX Math: 24 + hours

 

Materials Included

Science Module:

  • 650+ building bricks from PCS BrickLAB
  • Mesh bag for cleaning bricks
  • 2 sets of 12 projects with individually printed building instructions
  • 2 user guides
  • Gratnell tub for storage

Technology Module:

  • Acer Iconia Tablet B1-810-12FY
  • Tablet Stand
  • 2 sets of 12 projects with individually printed instructions
  • 2 user guides
  • Compartmentalized Gratnell tub for storage

Engineering Module:

  • Cubelets Mod Robotics - 12 Pack
  • Additional Battery
  • 4 extra Brick Adapters
  • Additional Knob Cube
  • 2 sets of 12 projects with instructions
  • User guides
  • Compartmentalized Gratnell tub for storage

Math Module:

  • K’NEX Intermediate Math and Geometry Kit (900+ K’NEX parts and K’NEX Education Teacher Guide with additional curriculum resources)
  • 2 sets of 12 projects with individually printed building instructions
  • 2 user guides
  • Compartmentalized Gratnell tub for storage
Curriculum Topics

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

Science Module: BrickLAB STEM Foundations Physics

Force and motion are studied giving students the opportunity to experiment with the different types. Newton’s laws of motion, the work formula and the effects of friction are also covered with engaging, experiential activities that would make anyone want to become a physicist! Students are also challenged to examine and relate scientific topics to the world around them using scientific vocabulary, specific to the physical sciences. Get moving and shaking with this exciting unit!        Science Curriculum Sample

 

Science Modules:  

  • Center of Gravity                                      
  • Scatter Patterns
  • Visible Light Spectrum
  • Cloud Classification
  • Light & Shadow
  • Paper Airplane Variables
  • Pendulum & Periods
  • Inertia Balance
  • Friction Sled
  • Newton's Second Law
  • Newton's Third

                                     

 

 Technology Module: PCS Digital Video Lab

Students star in their own multimedia production using the PCS Digital Video Lab. Enhance your existing curriculum with digital documentaries, historical recreation, original films, and more. Students are challenged to create 12 video projects that reinforce and enhance their regular classroom learning as well inspire them to express their creativity and imagination. Includes a high quality camcorder, tripod, and accessories.Simple startup and step-by-step activities make it easy to set up in your classroom, student club, or after-school program.     Technology Curriculum Sample

  

Technology Modules:                             

  • Interview
  • Interview the Past
  • Time to Mine
  • You're the Reporter
  • Day in the Life
  • Cause & Effect
  • Hidden Life
  • Quiz Show
  • Talent Show
  • Invented
  • Which One Do I Buy
  • Night On Broadway

Engineering Module: Cubelets- Modular Robotics

The Cubelets TWELVE is the best way to introduce children of all ages to robotics, coding, and design thinking. Cubelets are an expandable system of robot blocks, and the TWELVE the best mix of SENSE, THINK and ACT blocks for novice and experienced builders. Reprogram or control your robots when paired with the included Bluetooth® Cubelet. Use the included Brick Adapters to connect Cubelets with PCS BrickLAB Bricks. Cubelets TWELVE includes 12 robot blocks and two Brick Adapters. Cubelets are perfect for builders young and old and are designed for curious creators ages 4+.

 

Engineering Modules:                                        


  • 12 Modules:


    • Spotlight
    • Fraidy Bot
    • Watch Tower
    • Cave Dweller
    • Helicopter
    • Conveyor Belt
    • Train
    • Aggressive Bot
    • Flashlight
    • Guard Bot
    • Remote Control Car
    • Lighthouse

    Math Module:  K'nex Intermediate Math & Geometry

    The K'NEX® Education Intermediate Math & Geometry set is designed to address critical mathematics concepts in the upper elementary school classroom and provide instructional models that will enhance students' understanding of important concepts and algorithms. Students work cooperatively and are encouraged to interact with each other as they build, investigate, discuss and evaluate mathematical concepts, ideas and models. Research has shown that the use of manipulatives to develop mathematics concepts has many benefits. It allows students to improve their conceptual understanding, achievement and problem solving skills; it encourages student reflections on retaining the information; it promotes a positive attitude toward mathematics; and it develops more self-confidence in students. K'NEX® is a powerful manipulative for students to use in developing and maintaining mathematics concepts.

    Math Sample Curriculum

     

    Math Modules:

    • Triangles & Trusses
    • Circles
    • Area-Triangles
    • Parallegograms/Trapeziods
    • Perimeter
    • Coordinates-Build a Grid
    • Angles, Rays, Points, Lines, Planes                 
    • Triangles & Sequences
    • Polygons
    • Prisms
    • Volume  of a Prism
    • Triangles/Congruent
     Standards & Alignment

    Next Gen Science Standards:

    3-PS2-1: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.
    4-PS3-1: Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.
    4-PS3-4: Apply scientific principles to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.
    3-5-ETS1-2: Generate and compare multiple solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
    3-5-ETS1-3: Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

    Standard: Each module includes 3 multiple choice and 3 open-ended questions.

     

    International Society for Technology in Education Standards:

    - Creativity and Innovation: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
    - Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
    - Communication and Collaboration with a Digital Portfolio: Students can use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
    - Research and Information Fluency: Students apply digital tools and gather, evaluate, and use information.

    Standard: Each module includes 3 multiple choice and 4 open-ended questions.

     

    International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Standards for Technological Literacy (STL):

    1. Develop an understanding of the characteristics and scope of technology.
    2. Develop an understanding of the core concepts of technology
    3. Develop an understanding of the relationships among technologies and the connections between technology and other fields of study.
    4. Develop an understanding of the cultural, social, economic, and political effects of technology.Develop an understanding of the effects of technology on the environment.
    5. Develop an understanding of the role of society in the development and use of technology.
    6. Develop an understanding of the influence of technology on history.
    7. Develop an understanding of the attributes of design.
    8. Develop an understanding of engineering design.
    9. Develop an understanding of the role of troubleshooting, research, and development, invention and innovation, and experimentation in problem solving.
    10. Develop the abilities to use and maintain technological products and systems.
    11. Develop the abilities to assess the impacts of products and systems.
    12. Develop an understanding of and be able to select and use agricultural and related biotechnologies.
    13. Develop an understanding of and be able to select and use energy and power technologies.
    14. Develop an understanding of and be able to select and use construction technologies.

    Standard: Each module includes 3 multiple choice and 3 open-ended questions.

    Common Core Math:

    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.G.A.1
    Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.MD.C.5
    Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.MD.C.7.B
    Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with whole-number side lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems, and represent whole-number products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoning.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.MD.D.8
    Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.G.A.1 Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.G.A.2: Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.A.3
    Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.C.5 Recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed wherever two rays share a common endpoint, and understand concepts of angle measurement.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.C.5.A An angle is measured with reference to a circle with its center at the common endpoint of the rays, by considering the fraction of the circular arc between thCommon Core Math:
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.G.A.1
    Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.MD.C.5
    Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.MD.C.7.B
    Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with whole-number side lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems, and represent whole-number products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoning.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.MD.D.8
    Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.G.A.1 Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.G.A.2: Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.A.3
    Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.C.5 Recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed wherever two rays share a common endpoint, and understand concepts of angle measurement.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.C.5.A An angle is measured with reference to a circle with its center at the common endpoint of the rays, by considering the fraction of the circular arc between the points where the two rays intersect the circle. An angle that turns through 1/360 of a circle is called a "one-degree angle," and can be used to measure angles.
    CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.C.6 Measure angles in whole-number degrees using a protractor. Sketch angles of specified measure.e points where the two rays intersect the circle. An angle that turns through 1/360 of a circle is called a "one-degree angle," and can be used to

    Standard: Each module includes several multiple choice questions or design challenges.

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    $ 22.00

    Description

    Motorize your K'NEX models to make them more realistic with these two battery powered motors included. (AA batteries not included). Turn concept models into "Technology at Work".

    Features:

  • Build, investigate, and experiment with motorized models that have constant speeds and continuous operation
  • Build two models of the same device with different gearing systems and operate them side-by-side to observe the effects of the gearing variations
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    $ 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

    $ 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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    $ 49.95

    Description

    Need some extra power in your life for RiQ? Snag an extra battery, wall charger, and charging adapter to maximize your RiQ run time! Having two batteries makes it easy to switch out when one needs a little re-charge.

    What's Included

    1 9V LiPo Rechargeable Battery 

    1 Wall Power Adapter 

    1 Recharging Adapter 

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    $ 9.95

    Description

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    What's Included: 

    2 Infrared Sensors

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    $ 9.95

    Description

    Light up the night with some flashy LEDs! One pink and one blue enhance your programming capabilities with the Brain as well as up your light game. Programming with LEDs is endless fun, just be sure to check out the RiQ Builds page for more ideas!

    What's Included

    1 Pink LED (light-emitting diode)

    1 Blue LED

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    $ 7.95

    Description

    Afraid of the dark? Program RiQ to run away from darkness (or light)! RiQ uses light sensors to detect differences in ambient light. Check out the Scaredy Bot Build to see RiQ run away from the light!

    What's Included

    1 Light Sensor

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    $ 7.95

    Description

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    What's Included

    2 Motor Cables

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    $ 29.95

    Description

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    What's Included

    1 DC Motor

    1 Motor Reducing Gearbox

    1 Motor Cable

    1 Mini Metal Axle 40

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    $ 9.95

    Description

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    What's Included

    5 Sensor Cables