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YLA charter earns perfect score in 2014, motivates students to reach potential

PICKENS, SC (February 18, 2015) – We can become so fixated on scores that we lost sight of how best to go about achieving our desired results. Principal Patsy Smith has learned to avoid this pitfall, and for the second year in a row, her Youth . . .

Pitsco Education wants your lesson plans

Elementary contest to award shopping sprees at pitsco.com

PITTSBURG, KS (February 16, 2015) – How valuable are your lesson plans? At Pitsco Education, they could be worth $100 in Pitsco products. ( Printable PDF ) If you can write a lesson plan, then our Elementary Lesson Plan Contest is for you. Submit . . .

A robotics lover’s dream

New TETRIX® video gallery aims to inform, inspire

PITTSBURG, KS (February 4, 2015) – The world of robotics is expanding rapidly. From robotics competitions to robots in the medical field – and everything in between – it can be difficult to keep up with the latest technology. ( Printable PDF )  . . .

2015 Teacher Advisory Group ready to roll

Twenty-member group poised to advise Pitsco on all things education

PITTSBURG, KS (January 30, 2015) – Pitsco Education, an industry leader in hands-on STEM products and curriculum for more than 40 years, is ready to listen to – and learn from – its 2015 Teacher Advisory Group (TAG). ( Printable PDF )  . . .

Pitsco.com: Quick, easy searching

Website revamp makes finding classroom solutions a snap

PITTSBURG, KS (January 15, 2015) – Teachers don't have time to navigate confusing websites in search of curriculum and activities, so Pitsco Education has taken steps to simplify searches for perfect solutions. ( Printable PDF ) Now, at  . . .

One giant leap for humanoids

WRO team from Qatar competes with TETRIX® humanoid robot

DOHA, QATAR (January 7, 2015) – Every year, high school and college robotics teams from around the world compete in the World Robot Olympiad (WRO). But in order to make it there, they have to first win nationally. To do so requires a robot worthy of . . .

January 2015 Teacher of the Month

Pitsco Education's January 2015 Teacher of the Month: Tim Jones, Hamilton, GA Why do you like to teach with hands-on products? Science should be as engaging as possible. Learning something from a book does not have the same impact that hands-on . . .

Launch, roll, crush, build, pull

Pitsco’s 2015 Big Book debuts new products sure to engage students’ hands and minds

PITTSBURG, KS (January 5, 2015) – Over the last 43 years, Pitsco Education has created an expansive collection of hands-on, STEM-based products and curriculum, and the 2015 Big Book catalog adds even more innovative products to that list.   . . .

Wellington, KS, teacher wins fourth-quarter scholarship

WELLINGTON, KS – Wellington Middle School teacher Joe Newman wouldn't trade his job for anything. ( Printable PDF ) "I love my job," he says. "I believe it is one of the best jobs in our district." Newman, who was recently named Pitsco . . .

Rolling Trebuchet: Pitsco's latest siege machine

Simple design helps teach concepts of potential and kinetic energy

(December 12, 2014) – Pitsco Education is adding another product to its expansive siege machine family with the introduction of the Rolling Trebuchet Kit. ( Printable PDF ) The Trebuchet Kit kicked it all off and was followed by the Catapult, . . .