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The wind is all around us blowing us here or there as it sees fit. In order to give students a better understanding of measuring wind velocity, try out Pitsco’s Anemometer. Students create their own anemometer, use instruments to calibrate it, and then use a personalized anemometer for wind-related experiments.
Have students build balloon-powered cars with the Balloon Car Maker Project. With balloons as the source of power, the range of designs students will come up with is sure to be fun and challenging. The project includes a Balloon Car Explore-A-Pak, which has axles, wheels, straws, and balloons to create your cars. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.
Building an EZ Trebuchet is a great activity for elementary students to complete. This elementary guide is written for Grades 3-5. With these fun activities, students grasp a variety of subjects including forces, energy, variables, and tons more.
The EZ Trebuchet Elementary STEM Activity Guide contains the NGSS and CCSSM addressed; teacher and student instructions for math, science, and engineering activities; assessment questions; and student pages. This guide contains two guided inquiry lessons and a culminating engineering challenge for students to apply concepts learned through the inquiry lessons.
Equipment and materials needed to complete guide activities include the EZ Trebuchet Kits, computers, scissors, string, tape measures, targets, and standard classroom tools and materials.
It’s time to build a kite and let it soar sky high with the KaZoon Kite Maker Project. Students can build a kite and discover the principles of flying while having fun outside. The project includes a KaZoon Kites class pack and a Dr. Zoon KaZoon Kite Video. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.
One kit. Hundreds of gifts. The Gizmos & Gadgets Kit is the ultimate app-enabled invention toolbox. It transforms passive screen time into a passion for hands-on inventing, problem solving, and creativity. Create app-enabled games, pranks, and crazy contraptions.
Create tomorrow’s innovators and idea makers with littleBits electronic building blocks. These easy-to-use Bits make creative discovery and invention a snap for next-generation thinkers, designers, and tinkerers of all ages and genders. No programming, soldering, or wiring required.
Evolve the way kids think by developing design and critical-thinking skills through the littleBits cycle of invention (create > play > remix > share). Whether they build from instructions or their imagination, start creating something, use it, improve it, and experiment. Then, inspire others by showing the world what they’ve created.
This kit comes with 13 Bits and 54 accessories that allow students to make 16 different inventions such as the Bitbot, Bubblebot, and Spinmate. Best of all, the Bits are reusable, so students can recycle Bits in unlimited ways to create new, imaginative inventions!
Instead of using a regular ruler, students can learn about measuring and fractions as they make their own ruler with the Making Your Own Ruler Maker Project. The project comes with the Making Your Own Ruler Pack – which includes permanent markers, plastic material, templates, and student worksheets – and the Dr. Zoon Making Your Own Ruler Video. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.
For a fast activity that teaches students about load, gravity, and parachutes, there’s nothing better than the Parachutes Maker Project. The project includes parachute kits, modeling clay, a Rip Cord Parachute Drop, a Rip Cord Stand, and a Dr. Zoon Parachutes Video. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.
Propellers aren’t just for airplanes; they can also be used to power cars! With the Prop Buggy Maker Project, students can learn about resistance, stored energy, friction, and Newton’s laws of motion while creating a buggy car. The project includes a Propeller Buggy 50-Pack, rubber band winders, and glue. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.
Get students (both boys and girls) excited about racing at an early age! These four dragster models mimic real dragsters from Randy Meyer Racing – featuring Megan Meyer! Megan is a rising star within the NHRA Super Comp and Top Alcohol categories. Her father, Randy Meyer, was an NHRA World Champion racer.
This package contains everything needed to build 24 Fold-N-Roll dragsters (six each of four different templates). We recommend our Fold & Race Ramp for testing and racing! Sponsor logos and colors might vary.
Reinforce STEM and phonics with elementary students in the classroom, in the gym, or on the playground. This package gets students out of their seats and on their feet and optimizes the mind-body learning experience.
Through the Animals in Motion theme, movement and music can act as mnemonic devices to help students retain information while they are active and staying fit. From Alex the Alligator to Zane the Zebra, students will have fun while working through the flash cards, DVD, challenges, and activities.
Features student and teacher flash cards focusing on science, math, sign language, phonics, and blends. Teacher flash cards are an 11" x 17" format – easily visible by students – while student flash cards can be used in teams or in centers. The teacher flash cards are held by a wire rack that can be set on a desk or countertop, enabling easy flipping. The rack also helps to store the teacher flash cards and other program components.
The colorful STEM in Motion with Phonics Workbook provides letter-by-letter connections to writing, math, language arts, reading, science, and social studies. Additionally, the teacher’s guide provides ideas for both classroom and physical education implementation, including activities such as Animal Alphabetize, Volleying Vowels, Animal Classification, and many more.
The STEM in Motion with Phonics video provides a visual guide to the exercises and sign language option. You can choose a specific letter so students can learn and practice that exercise. When students know all the letter exercises, the complete workout option can be used, providing visual cues for the students as well as 60-beats-per-minute music. A STEM in Motion with Phonics CD provides the opportunity to play the same workout music from an ordinary CD player in the gym environment. Includes correlations for American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Common Core Math and English; and Next Generation Science Standards.
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* Teams of students defined by teacher (typically teams of four)
Rockets are always fun. That is a simple truth of the world. With the Straw Rocket Maker Project, students play with rockets and design their own rockets while learning about projectile motion, aerodynamics, gravity, and much more. The project includes enough straw rocket material for a whole class, a Straw Rocket video, and three Straw Rocket Launchers. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.
Solar energy is all around us and is an important renewable energy resource. With the SunEzoon Maker Project, students can learn about solar energy while designing their own simple solar car. The project includes everything you need to make a solar car such as solar panels, alligator clamps, motors, wheels, steel axles, gears, and more, and it also comes with a Dr. Zoon SunEzoon Video. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.