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Grow big ideas with this open-ended, 3D building system. Brackitz building pieces connect at any point and any angle, enabling students to design anything they can imagine. As kids build, they develop design thinking and spatial reasoning skills.

  • Grades: K - 1

Build any structure with Strawbees reusable connectors and straws. The modification state never ends - just keep adding, updating or removing pieces. Experiment by adding different building materials or maker tools.

  • Grades: K - 12

Create impressive stop-motion animations with this all-in-one kit. Stop-motion animation is a great team-building activity that encourages problem-solving, collaboration and creativity for kids at all experience levels. Software included.

  • Grades: K - 12

Teach electronics and STEAM principles with this intuitive system. LittleBits are color-coded and labeled, and they easily snap together with magnets. All Bits work together, so you can combine pieces from different kits to invent something new.

  • Grades: 3 - 12

Learn, play and explore with the first app-enabled robotic ball. Sphero pairs to your smartphone or tablet, allowing kids to program simple commands. As their coding skills improve, they can move on to more complex instructions.

  • Grades: 1 - 12

There's no wrong way to build with Cubelets Robot Blocks. Inspire budding innovators to play, build and become better thinkers with this groundbreaking, magnetic robot construction system. There are thousands of combinations - no coding required.

  • Grades: 1 - 12

These smart little robots teach higher-level coding concepts and help kids develop logical reasoning skills. Ozobots are preprogrammed to read hand-drawn lines of color, moving along the lines using sensors to read the codes and act.

  • Grades: K - 12
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Get started rocking, rolling and coding with this clever robot. Dash can dance, light up, make sounds, respond to voices, navigate objects and more. Beginners and advanced programmers alike will enjoy playing and learning with Dash.

  • Grades: 2 - 5

Get kids fired up about learning with affordable STEM activities. TeacherGeek is a high-level, evidence-based solution that increases students' STEM skills by encouraging innovation and experimentation.

  • Grades: 4 - 12

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In this first lesson, students are introduced to a small character to compare with known objects and use Brackitz planks to measure height and width.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: K - 1
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

In this lesson, students reconsider the figure from the first lesson by exploring the third dimension and using Brackitz planks to measure height, length and depth.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: K - 1
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

In this lesson, students create seesaw tracks using Strawbees, then use Quirkbot to transport a ping-pong ball across as many tracks as possible before hitting the ground.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: 2 - 4
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

In this lesson, students create seesaw tracks using Strawbees, then use Quirkbot to transport a ping-pong ball across as many tracks as possible before hitting the ground.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: 5 - 7
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

In this lesson, students create seesaw tracks using Strawbees, then use Quirkbot to transport a ping-pong ball across as many tracks as possible before hitting the ground.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: 8 - 12
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

This lesson introduces students to the design and engineering process. Students will listen to a story, then practice problem-solving skills by using Strawbees to build and test a bridge.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: K - 2
  • Duration: 0 - 120 mins

In this lesson, students will learn about the principles of geometric shapes used in bridge construction. They will draft a bridge design on paper and create it using Strawbees and straws, then test and modify it.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: 8 - 12
  • Duration: 0 - 120 mins

In this lesson, students will learn about the principles of geometric shapes used in bridge construction. They will draft a bridge design on paper and create it using Strawbees and straws, then test and modify it.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: 5 - 7
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

In this lesson, students will listen to a story, then design and make a parachute for the characters Mio and Ley to safely fly home from their mountain climb.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: K - 1
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

In this lesson, students will listen to a story, then use their imaginations to design a tool with Strawbees that will help the main character get back home.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: K - 2
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

In this collaborative lesson, students will read ?The Three Little Pigs" as a class, then work together to rebuild the first little pig's house with Strawbees and straws.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: K - 1
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

This guide for educators is filled with ideas for integrating stop-motion animation across curriculum and subjects. Video links to sample projects are included.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: 3 - 10
  • Duration: 0 - 45 mins

This guide introduces the key concepts of media literacy and illustrates the need for us to become better informed about mass media. Students will view and discuss examples of advertising and critically analyze an animated film.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 mins

This guide explores the history and types of animation and introduces the many forms of stop-motion animation. Students will watch examples of stop-motion and direct-on-film animation and discuss the differences between them.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 mins

This guide provides an overview of the basic equipment required for stop-motion animation. Students will learn about timing and the Three Main Principles of Animation. They will also make a flipbook and discover the Twelve Principles of Animation.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 mins

This guide outlines the important stage of "planning" and introduces the process of storyboarding and storytelling. Students will view examples of each other's work and learn the process of creating a collaborative storyboard.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 mins

This guide introduces the process of creating clay characters. Students will learn about armatures and view examples of animated films that employ them. They will then create and build characters for their own stop-motion animation videos.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 mins

This guide offers ideas to help students make 2D or 3D sets or backgrounds for their animated videos. Students will also learn about lighting techniques and critique a scene from an animated film using the elements and principles of design.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 mins

This guide introduces brainstorming and the littleBits Invention Cycle and provides detailed instructions for four guided and four open challenges. Sections on classroom management and troubleshooting are also included.

  • Product: littleBits
  • Grades: 3 - 8
  • Duration: 45 - 120 mins

This guide is designed to help you get started with littleBits and the STEAM movement. Topics include organization, fixed stations vs. workshops, and design challenges. You'll also get tips from other K-12, public and academic librarians.

  • Product: littleBits
  • Grades: 3 - 12
  • Duration: 45 - 120 mins

Use Sphero and a pan of paint to see how atoms move in solid, liquid and gas states. By programming Sphero to move about in different-sized spaces while tracing its path with paint, students can "see" atomic movement in action.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 5 - 12
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

Sphero quizzes students on their knowledge of the solar system, and afterward students can code their own quiz on a topic of their choice.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 3 - 8
  • Duration: 120 - 240 mins

This short activity explores the scientific method through a discussion around concussions and G-forces. Students will make educated predictions, experiment, analyze data, draw conclusions and share their findings.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 5 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

In this activity, students learn about an advanced programming technique called recursion. At the same time, Sphero will visualize why the ocean appears blue by showing the connection between ocean depth and color wavelength.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 7 - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 120 mins

This 16-page guide contains everything you need to know to get the (Sphero) ball rolling. Read about how Sphero is being used in and out of the classroom, learn about the Sphero Edu app and get activity ideas and classroom management tips.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 1 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

Use this guide to help establish an instructional program that leverages Sphero in a makerspace, supporting everything from dedicated maker projects aligned with curriculum to original student-driven inventions to after-school programs and free play.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 1 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

A "marble run" is a course in which a marble starts at one end and travels by gravity down a set path, encountering obstacles and sometimes making things happen as it passes. Students will design a "Sphero run" that works in a similar fashion.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 3 - 8
  • Duration: 120 - 240 mins

Students build a bridge using classroom materials and then program Sphero to drive across. This challenge can also include researching different types of bridges and incorporating those concepts into the designs.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 2 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

Students learn about chariots as they were used throughout history, design and create a unique Sphero chariot, then create a program for Sphero to navigate the racecourse. This project also requires common building materials like K'NEX.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 3 - 8
  • Duration: 120 - 240 mins

Students create a food web using Sphero to show the transfer of energy within an underwater ecosystem. This lesson helps students discover the importance of sequencing when designing food webs and writing algorithms.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 5 - 9
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

Students learn about Paso Pacifico's ingenious conservation solution of decoy turtle eggs. They will program their own decoy Sphero and use its sensors to fool the poachers and make it safely to the sea.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 5 - 9
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

Students learn about Boolean logic by playing Guess Who with Sphero, then use Boolean logic to search for endangered species.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 5 - 9
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

In this lesson, students learn the skills necessary to navigate Mars terrain. They will explore balanced forces, introduce the mathematic concept of scale and understand how Sphero moves across different surfaces.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 3 - 8
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

In this lesson, students explore unbalanced forces and begin to engineer their first Sphero-powered Mars rover, drawing upon their understanding of force and movement to design and build the rover.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 3 - 8
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

In this final lesson, students must bring their understanding of force, scale, and block programming together to help their team make it through the Martian mission simulation.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 3 - 8
  • Duration: 120 - 240 mins

Modeling happens in all different ways, but the most common is to draw a picture of what you observe. In this lesson, students will practice drawing pictures of robots they build.

  • Product: Cubelets
  • Grades: 1 - 3
  • Duration: 0 - 45 mins

Students investigate the unique properties of each Cubelet. First, students explore SENSE and ACT Cubelets, then they expand their investigation to include THINK Cubelets.

  • Product: Cubelets
  • Grades: 7 - 12
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

In this lesson, students will use directional OzoCodes to guide their Ozobot on a path to visit clean, renewable energy sources.

  • Product: Ozobot
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

  • Product: Dash
  • Grades: 2 - 5
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

Introduce students to Ozobot and its line-following and color-sensing visual coding. Students will learn how to give commands to make Ozobot navigate paths to arrive at a finish point. They will also make real-world connections by identifying similarities to other line-following robots.

  • Product: Ozobot
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

In this lesson, students design a game board with events in the history of exploration of space. Using student-created gameplay rules, players program Ozobot Bit to correctly travel the timeline. This project is designed for three one-hour sessions.

  • Product: Ozobot
  • Grades: 3 - 9
  • Duration: 0 - 180 mins

In this lesson, students will engineer a rubber band racer that can roll the fastest or farthest on ramps of different materials. Optional labs and challenges grow understanding through experimentation, isolating variables and utilizing the scientific method.

  • Product: TeacherGeek
  • Grades: 4 - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 mins

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Students practice spatial thinking and vocabulary by comparing a small character to known objects and measuring with Brackitz planks.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: K - 1
  • Duration: 90 mins

This unit of six lessons introduces the concepts and basic process for creating animated features. Age-appropriate content options are presented, making this unit scalable for grades K-12.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 630 mins
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This unit of eight activities takes students to various parts of the world to learn about topics like British painters, the Ugandan water crisis and Costa Rican turtles.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 5 - 9
  • Duration: 1230 mins

In this series of three activities, students learn the skills needed to navigate in alien terrain. Key mathematical and scientific concepts are integrated with coding. It is recommended that students complete the Sphero Blocks unit beforehand.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 3 - 8
  • Duration: 1590 mins

These 11 lessons are designed as a two-week introduction to help students become familiar with the learning tool and start creating with Cubelets across disciplines.

  • Product: Cubelets
  • Grades: 1 - 3
  • Duration: 1965 mins

These five lessons are designed as a one-week introduction to help students become familiar with Cubelets so they can start using the system as a tool for learning and modeling other concepts.

  • Product: Cubelets
  • Grades: 7 - 12
  • Duration: 2325 mins

This unit of five projects is designed to introduce new users to line- and color-based coding with Ozobot.

  • Product: Ozobot
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 2625 mins

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