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Automotive Design and Testing STEM PBL Unit

SKU: W46480
A Pitsco Exclusive
$495.00 (USD)
Availability: In Stock


STEM PBL Units enable students to make STEM connections locally and regionally by completing STEM projects and corresponding STEM PBL Activators. The framework of our STEM PBL Units includes a meaningful STEM challenge, authentic inquiry, student choice, applied development, and public engagement. Additionally, all STEM PBL Units contain 3-D printing connections, career connections, and alignment to the national career clusters.

In the Automotive Design and Testing STEM PBL Unit, students are challenged to complete any of the three Activators chosen by them or the teacher. PBL Activators available include Rolling Games, where students create a game similar to shuffleboard or curling; Bigger Fun, where students design and construct a scaled-up vehicle; and Best in Show, where students design a vehicle for a car show.

The unit comes with materials and equipment needed for a class of 24 students, a teacher’s guide containing activity details and instructions, and a guide with three STEM PBL Activators containing starter ideas, cross-curricular connections, a concept map, and career cluster alignment. A Getting Started with STEM PBL e-learning course comes with the purchase of a unit.

Click here to take a look at how Pitsco’s STEM PBL compares to PBLWorks Gold Standard, HQPBL, and the Legacy Cycle.

Click here to download a blank STEM PBL Planning Form.

Note: E-learning course access will be provided via email upon shipping confirmation.


Type: Multi-Student STEM Units and Courses Grades: 6-8


What You'll Get

  • Automotive Design and Testing STEM PBL Activators guide
  • Fold-N-Roll Vehicles Teacher’s Guide
  • Getting Started with STEM PBL e-learning course
  • Fold-N-Roll – Getting Started Package
  • Storage bin
  • Labels

Learning Values

  • Gravity
  • Modeling
  • Newton’s laws
  • Friction
  • Design processes
  • Testing
  • Data graphing
  • Problem-solving
  • Design process
  • Dynamics
  • Data analysis
  • Patterns
  • Geometric solids
  • Spatial sense


  • Length of Unit: 23-40 days
  • Tools and Materials Required: Scissors, hobby knife, transparent tape