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The TETRIX® Powerpole Extension Cable extends the length available for creating connections to TETRIX DC motors and battery. Each cable is 18" long and comes equipped with Powerpole connectors on both ends. Users can connect multiple cables together to create longer lengths.
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.
Bring the excitement of an amusement park to the classroom with the Roller Coaster Maker Project! Students can learn about physics concepts while designing all the loops, hills, and banked curves found in all of the best roller coasters. The project comes with roller coaster tracks, track stands, and roller coaster balls for the class. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.
Challenge your students with an engineering-oriented activity in which they design a sail car. With the Sail Car Maker Project, students go through the engineering design process to figure out the best way to craft their sail car. The project includes enough sail cars for the whole class and a three-speed, high-velocity fan. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.
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.
The package includes:
* Teams of students defined by teacher (typically teams of four)
This comprehensive teacher’s guide provides guidance and activities for both academic and physical education environments – based on the active exercises within the STEM in Motion with Phonics program. You may choose to mix and match activities from the two realms as appropriate for your students and your teaching environment.
Activities within this guide integrate into other subjects (such as science, mathematics, social studies and ELA) to provide a robust learning experience through exercises and activities. Students enjoy getting out of their seats and on their feet – it is a good way to address different learning styles of your students.
Lessons and activities are correlated to Common Core Math and English standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Most activities within this guide require components of the complete STEM in Motion with Phonics package, sold separately. This guide is included in that package.
Store and transport your STEM in the Gym™ equipment with the STEM in the Gym Cart. The cart keeps your equipment organized and creates a quick and easy way of tidying up and storing in between usage. The cart has enough space to hold:
Each item has a designated area in the cart. If you’re looking for the perfect way to store your STEM in the Gym materials, then look no further than the STEM in the Gym Cart. Assembly required. Note: Two carts are required to hold the complete 24-student Simple Machines Package (37579).
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.
While straw structures might look simple, they offer a variety of activities to demonstrate shapes. This elementary guide is written for Grades 3-5. With these fun activities, students grasp a variety of subjects including shapes, lines, forces, loads, and tons more.
The Straw Structures Elementary STEM Activity Guide contains the NGSS, CCSSM, and CCSSELA 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 straw structures kits (Try This: Straw Structure Kit or Geosolids 30-Pack), playing cards, tape, rulers, glue, cardboard, string, and standard classroom tools and materials.
Safe and simple to use like the Structure Tester, the Structures Testing Instrument offers more testing options and a streamlined design.
Using a turn-force wheel, students can apply up to 800 pounds of force to structures including balsa wood or basswood towers and bridges. Unlike previous structure testers, however, they can apply pressure in small increments and stop applying pressure at the first sign of structural damage – so they don’t have to destroy the structure to test it to the limit. And because the system captures both the peak load and the current load, the load that “breaks” the structure is displayed. Because the load reading is given at every change, students can follow a precise pattern to ensure consistent testing in a classroom setting.
Included software graphs the force versus time per structure. Save or print the data to analyze it later. The tester connects to a Windows computer via a USB cable, which is included. This software also enables teachers to connect the computer to a projector to display testing data in the classroom.
Tester features include:
The tester measures approximately 23" L x 8.5" W x 8" T. Software requires Windows XP, Vista, or 7 and a USB port; tester requires a standard 120-volt wall outlet.
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.