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‘The future is for the making’ with 2022 Big Book from Pitsco

Comprehensive STEM catalog features new and reimagined products for all ages

Published February 10, 2022
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PITTSBURG, KS (February 10, 2022) – In an unpredictable, tumultuous time, one thing is certain: today’s students are the movers and shakers who will create our tomorrow. It’s our duty to give those learners the tools they need to pursue their dreams and create a place where they want to live and thrive. That’s why Pitsco Education’s newest catalog, the 2022 Big Book, offers the latest and greatest kits and solutions for learners of all ages – from those starting their journey in preschool or younger to those in high school and beyond.

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In robotics, Pitsco is proud to announce the all-new TETRIX® Virtual Robotics (VR) simulation software, powered by Robotify. This software provides the curriculum, easy-to-use tools, and all the resources you need to run a successful blended robotics program. Unlike other solutions, TETRIX VR offers a digital/physical robotics experience, whereby students can use a simulated environment to code a virtual TETRIX robot using the Arduino Software (IDE) programming language, and then in the real world, this code can be transferred to their own TETRIX MAX robot.

Pitsco has also been very busy in their proprietary engineering space. When COVID-19 hit education hard in 2020, Pitsco developed three levels of one-to-one STEM Boxes: Explorer (elementary), Creator (middle level), and Innovator (high school). Now, two years later, 15 brand-new activities have been developed. Now the assortment for anywhere learning consists of: 

  • STEM Pioneer Pack (Grades PreK-2): five activities in one box
  • STEM Explorer Pack (Grades 3-5): 10 activities available from two pre-built box options
  • STEM Creator Pack (Grades 6-8): 10 activities available from two pre-built box options
  • STEM Innovator Pack (Grades 9-12): four activities in one box

The Explorer and Creator Packs are also available in a build-your-own, custom pack, which enables parents, teachers, and facilitators to pick and choose which of the 10 activities are best suited to their learners' needs. These new boxes will be available for purchase in Spring 2022.

Also available for purchase in the Spring is the all-new STEAM Builder Bin. Engineering and creativity lead the way in this open-ended and all-inclusive kit! The STEAM Builder Bin can be used for a range of educational concepts – from design and construction to implementing the engineering design process. This all-encompassing kit not only supports the construction of several different vehicle and structural builds all in one package but also can be tiered from beginner to expert.

New to the Big Book this year is the entire early-learning STEM assortment. These products and solutions, such as Kitt the Learning Companion, a multipurpose robot that supports any curriculum or activity and encourages children to own their learning, introduce children to problem-solving, interaction, and collaboration. Little learners learn big through hands-on discovery and exploration!

Pitsco’s dragsters selection is more streamlined and better than ever! Now, the basic kit and 50-pack come with one of three material types for the dragster body: balsa, basswood, and the all-new Fusion blank. The high-density, polyurethane foam Fusion is TSA approved and can be shaped using hand tools. Each blank is consistently ±5 grams of its 82-gram overall mass, and they are available exclusively from Pitsco Education.

Finally, longtime Pitsco users already know about the T-Bot®, which was classically made of laser-cut parts. This year, the T-Bot Hydraulic Arm has been unleashed in its vibrant red, plastic form. Now, this versatile project illustrating hydraulics and mechanics can be built, taken apart, and rebuilt time and time again.

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Pitsco Education is the leading provider of hands-on K-12 STEM solutions. STEM education prepares learners for the future through the integration of science, technology, engineering, and math concepts using relevant hands-on applications to connect school, community, and work. Our various products, activities, curriculum, and solutions promote positive learning experiences and continued classroom success.

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“Above all, I have a program in place that students can use to solve disagreements. Aside from the excellent science content, this program is about developing interpersonal and communication skills.”

– Vicki Royse Koller, Temple Beth Am Day School, Miami, Florida

We enable young learners to develop the mind-set, skill set, and tool set needed for future success.

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