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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: Pre-K - 5

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
  • K'NEX
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Provide hands-on learning opportunities for all ages and skill levels. Every K'NEX building set is designed to maximize student engagement and STEM knowledge in today's busy makerspace, classroom or learning commons.

  • Grades: 1 - 8

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

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: 2 - 12

This category uses items you likely will already have available in your space.

  • Grades: 2 - 8

This category uses items you likely will already have available in your space.

  • Grades: 1 - 8

Brown Dog Gadgets are the creators of Bristlebots, Paper Circuits, Solar Bugs and Crazy Circuits. No matter how or what you create, Brown Dog Gadgets products can help you learn the basics of electronics, circuitry, and solar energy.

  • Grades: 2 - 12

Bring the fun world of cardboard construction to your makerspace!

  • Grades: 2 - 8
  • Cue
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This robot's emotive AI technology engages kids learning to code. As students use Block or JavaScript programming to make Cue talk, text, laugh and navigate its surroundings, they're developing critical problem-solving skills.

  • Grades: 2 - 8
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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 - 8

Meet Edison, a modular robot that immerses kids in STEM concepts. It comes preloaded with functions that are ready to use right away. When students are ready for more of a challenge, they can create their own programs. Use as is or add LEGO bricks.

  • Grades: 1 - 12

These proprietary projects were developed exclusively for Demco Makerspace by Stanford Fellow and founder of Design Case Consulting, Mark Schreiber. These projects make use of some of the most popular makerspace products.

  • Grades: 1 - 12

Teach students to see like designers and think like engineers with comprehensive, project-based curriculum and carefully engineered 3D building blocks. PROJECTS COMING SOON!

  • Grades: Pre-K - 8

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This manual contains basic instructions and 15 build plans that are aligned to the 863-piece K'NEX Large Maker Kit containing rods, spacers, connectors, separators and wheels.

  • Product: K'NEX
  • Grades: 1 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

This is a collection of seven K'NEX build plans for air travel models, including a hot air balloon, hang glider, UFO, helicopter and more.

  • Product: K'NEX
  • Grades: 3 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 90 mins

This is a collection of 10 K'NEX build plans for models of rides found at amusement parks.

  • Product: K'NEX
  • Grades: 4 - 8
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

This is a collection of 14 K'NEX build plans for creatures, including a butterfly, spider, giraffe, camel, cat and more.

  • Product: K'NEX
  • Grades: 1 - 4
  • Duration: 15 - 45 mins

This is a collection of 19 K'NEX build plans for sea life and sea travel, including a battleship, seaplane, windsurfer, seahorse, sea turtle and more.

  • Product: K'NEX
  • Grades: 3 - 8
  • Duration: 15 - 60 mins

This is a collection of six K'NEX build plans for prehistoric creatures, including a hadrosaurid, woolly mammoth and more.

  • Product: K'NEX
  • Grades: 4 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 90 mins

This is a collection of 14 K'NEX build plans for structures, including a treehouse, igloo, palace, car wash and more.

  • Product: K'NEX
  • Grades: 2 - 7
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

This is a collection of 15 K'NEX build plans for miscellaneous objects, including a gravitron, guitar, starburst, spinning top and more.

  • Product: K'NEX
  • Grades: 2 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 60 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

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

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

During this humanitarian engineering project, students design a pulley system that could be used to source water in Uganda, where sanitation is a major problem. Students develop annotated sketches and build a pulley from recycled materials.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 5 - 9
  • Duration: 60 - 120 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

Students will explore the ideas of work, effort, and enhancing transportation with wheels (mechanical advantage). At the close of this lesson, students will be able to describe how wheels help do work.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

Students will explore the idea of work, effort, and moving items. This lesson will lead them to ask, “How can we do this work faster/easier?”

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

Students explore two dimensions, compare a figure to common objects to understand height and width dimensions, measure and record data and estimate in units. “I can” statements that students should be able to do after completing this lesson include: “I can describe how big something is by using height and width.” “I can compare size by thinking about everyday objects.” “I can use measurement data to estimate in another unit size.”

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

Students continue practicing spatial thinking and vocabulary as they reconsider the figure from Lesson 1, now understanding the third dimension and using Brackitz unit planks to measure height, width, and depth.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

Students continue with the gingerbread character as their building and engineering inspiration. Given an immediate problem to help solve, students have a play-based introduction to solving problems by designing and building devices.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

Students continue their play-based introduction to solving problems by designing and building to the Gingerbread character’s special needs. Students continue to consider dimensions as they design health, safety, comfort, and recreation items for a creature that’s much smaller than them.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Duration: 45 mins

Students will continue to collaborate as they design and consider what they make relates to more than one need. “I can design with competing factors in mind.” and “I know a design will not be perfect the first time.” and “I can count simple combination options given a small number of items and ways to arrange them.”

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Duration: 45 mins

This lesson leads students to add a fourth wheel as they continue to experiment with mechanical advantage, transportation, and designing with constraints and criteria.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • 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: 30 - 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: 30 - 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

Introduce students to Strawbees connectors and have them design a 3D wearable - a fun way to introduce concepts of design and prototyping.

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

This lesson introduces students to the different Strawbees connectors. Working in teams, students brainstorm an idea and then create a physical model.

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

This lesson introduces students to the different Strawbees connectors. Students learn the techniques of construction and collaborate to turn ideas into physical models.

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

This lesson introduces students to the different Strawbees connectors. Students learn the techniques of construction and collaborate to turn ideas into physical models.

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

This lesson teaches students the basics of flow programming with Quirkbot CODE. Students will design a wearable with Strawbees and illuminate it with Quirkbot and LED lights.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: 3 - 4
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

This lesson teaches students the basics of flow programming with Quirkbot CODE. Students will design a wearable with Strawbees and illuminate it with Quirkbot and LED lights.

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

This lesson teaches students the basics of flow programming with Quirkbot CODE. Students will design a wearable with Strawbees and illuminate it with Quirkbot and LED lights.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: 8 - 12
  • 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: 30 - 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

Students consider the challenges of moving things and people up and down, and revisit the idea of how simple machines can do the work of moving more effectively.

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

Students consider how to solve real world problems using a simple machine to make work easier.

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

Students consider how to use pulleys to complete a rescue!

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

Students situate their pulleys in a unique setting, continuing to practice needs-based design process.

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

Students practice using pulleys to move things “across” rather than “up and down.”

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

Students begin practicing spatial thinking and vocabulary as they’re introduced to a small character to compare with known objects, and using Brackitz unit planks to specify two dimensions (2-D): height and width.

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

Students continue practicing spatial thinking and vocabulary as they reconsider the figure from Lesson One, now understanding the third dimension and using Brackitz unit planks to measure height, length, and depth.

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

Students continue with the Gingerbread character as their building and engineering inspiration. Given an immediate problem to help solve, students have a play-based introduction to solving problems by designing and building devices.

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

Students continue their play-based introduction to solving problems by designing and building to the Gingerbread character’s special needs. Students continue to consider dimensions as they design health, safety, comfort, and recreation items for a character that’s much smaller than them.

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

Students apply their understanding of designing for a user to a wider system of designs and needs.

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

Students will design and program a robot that will deliver messages to two opposite locations in the room.

  • Product: MakerHub Exclusive Projects, Design & Build
  • Grades: 3 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

Create a model of a new piece of playground equipment.

  • Product: MakerHub Exclusive Projects, Design & Build
  • Grades: 1 - 4
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

Create a catapult that can launch a Velcro-covered ping-pong ball to hit a Velcro-covered target four meters away. The catapult launching mechanism must be self-propelling.

  • Product: MakerHub Exclusive Projects, Design & Build
  • Grades: 2 - 6
  • Duration: 60 mins

Transform your TeacherGeek Wiggle-Bot into a parade float, and compete for awards in different categories.

  • Product: MakerHub Exclusive Projects, TeacherGeek
  • Grades: 2 - 8
  • Duration: 45 - 60 mins

Design a model of a space station that will light up, move, or both!

  • Product: MakerHub Exclusive Projects, Design & Build
  • Grades: 4 - 7
  • Duration: 45 - 60 mins

Using only Strawbees, construct the tallest tower in class with the ability to hold a golf ball at the top for two minutes.

  • Product: MakerHub Exclusive Projects, Strawbees
  • Grades: 3 - 12
  • Duration: 60 mins

Create a replica of a dwelling from history.

  • Product: MakerHub Exclusive Projects, Makedo
  • Grades: 2 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

Modify and code a robot to push a ball down a field and then propel it into a goal.

  • Product: MakerHub Exclusive Projects, Design & Build
  • Grades: 3 - 8
  • Duration: 45 - 60 mins

Create a machine that will allow dogs to dispense either food or water without their owner's help.

  • Product: MakerHub Exclusive Projects, Design & Build
  • Grades: 2 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

After making a Brown Dog Gadgets Bristlebot, create a home for it.

  • Product: MakerHub Exclusive Projects, Brown Dog Gadgets
  • Grades: 2 - 6
  • Duration: 60 mins

Re-create a famous invention that has the ability to perform at least some component of the original invention.

  • Product: MakerHub Exclusive Projects, Makedo
  • Grades: 3 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

Design a robot that can retrieve classroom supplies and deliver them to three locations in the room.

  • Product: MakerHub Exclusive Projects, Design & Build
  • Grades: 4 - 7
  • Duration: 30 - 90 mins

Create a robot that can help you complete a simple household chore.

  • Product: MakerHub Exclusive Projects, Design & Build
  • Grades: 6 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

Take apart a battery-operated or electronic toy. Using the toy's most basic parts, prototype a new toy, game, or invention.

  • Product: MakerHub Exclusive Projects, Take Apart
  • Grades: 2 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

Students will explore the ideas of work, effort, and enhancing transportation with wheels (mechanical advantage). At the close of this lesson, students will be able to describe how wheels help do work.

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

Students will explore the idea of work, effort, and moving items. This lesson will lead them to ask, “How can we do this work faster/easier?”

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

Students will practice what they learned about transportation, work, effort, and mechanical advantage with more wheels, while still being challenged with a design constraint.

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

Students will practice what they learned about transportation, work, effort, and mechanical advantage with more wheels, while still being challenged with a design constraint. At the end of this lesson, students will better understand that creating stability/safety when enabling speed is desirable.

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

As students add a fourth wheel, new design choices are available. At the end of this lesson, students will design vehicles that are more related to their everyday experiences, and consider the mechanical and design advantages of four wheels.

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

Students will explore the ideas of work, effort, and moving items. This lesson will lead them to ask, “How can we do this work more easily?”

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: 4 - 5
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

Students will explore the ideas of work, effort/force, and enhancing transportation with wheels (mechanical advantage). They will also practice design thinking and process, with criteria and constraints. At the close of this lesson, students will be able to describe how wheels help do work.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: 4 - 5
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

Students will practice what they learned about transportation, work, effort, and mechanical advantage with more wheels, while still being challenged with a design constraint.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: 4 - 5
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

Students will practice what they learned about transportation, work, effort, and mechanical advantage with more wheels, while still being challenged with a design constraint. At the end of this lesson, students will better understand that creating stability/safety when enabling speed is desirable.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: 4 - 5
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

As students add a fourth wheel, new design choices are available. At the end of this lesson, students will design vehicles that are more related to their everyday experiences, and will consider the mechanical and design advantages of four wheels.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: 4 - 5
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

In this lesson, students will explore the different features and attributes of the Yellow ROK Block. Students will get hands-on experience as they analyze the block, practice connecting and disconnecting, and working as a team to solve a fun challenge.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 30 mins

In this lesson, students will explore the different features and attributes of the Blue ROK Block. Students will get hands-on experience as they analyze the block, practice connecting and disconnecting, and working as a team to solve a fun challenge.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 30 mins

In this lesson, students will explore the different features and attributes of the Red ROK Block. Students will get hands-on experience as they analyze the block, practice connecting and disconnecting, and working as a team to solve a fun challenge.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 30 mins

In this lesson, students will explore the different features and attributes of the Green ROK Block. Students will get hands-on experience as they analyze the block, practice connecting and disconnecting, and working as a team to solve a fun challenge.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 30 mins

In this lesson, students will learn about engineers and what they do. Students will create measurement tools to help their instructor solve a challenge.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

In this lesson, students will learn how to think like an engineer. Students will explore patterns and symmetry as they build different structures and designs.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

In this lesson, students will explore the engineering materials that are included in the ROK Blocks Mobile STEM Lab and become familiar with the name and function of each.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

In this lesson, students are free to create something of their own design. Students can use the skills they have learned throughout previous lessons to build and improve a custom design.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

In this lesson, students will explore what it means for something to be strong and the relationship between weight, strength, load, and reinforcement.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 30 mins

In this lesson, students will explore how to make things strong. Students will discuss how to make “work” easier as they build, test and improve a flatbed truck.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 30 mins

In this lesson students will use their new engineering skills to build and test a castle wall, and then improve on the design to make it stronger. Then, students will move into a “focused” free build, where they create, test, and improve their own castle wall design.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 30 mins

In this lesson, students are free to create something of their own design. Students can use the skills they have learned throughout previous lessons to build and improve a custom design.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

In this lesson, students will build a tractor and explore how different forces, like pushes and pulls, can be used to move objects.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

In this lesson, students will build a helicopter and explore the concept of gravity.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 30 mins

In this lesson, students will build a castle wall that includes a door. Students will explore how to use different engineering materials to make the castle door open and close.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

In this lesson, students are free to create something of their own design. Students can use the skills they have learned throughout previous lessons to build and improve a custom design.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

Students will practice what they learned about transportation, work, effort, and mechanical advantage with more wheels, while still being challenged with a design constraint.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

Students will practice what they learned about transportation, work, effort, and mechanical advantage with more wheels, while still being challenged with a design constraint. At the end of this lesson, students will better understand that creating stability/safety when enabling speed is desirable.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Duration: 30 - 45 mins

In this lesson, students will explore the engineering materials that are included in the ROK Blocks Mobile STEM Lab and become familiar with the name and function of each.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Duration: 60 mins

This Kid Spark lesson will give students confidence in their ability to see like a designer and think like an engineer. Students will discover there are many different ways to solve a problem and anyone can contribute towards a design.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Duration: 120 mins

In this lesson, students will learn about size and dimension as they review 2D drawings and 3D physical objects. Students will learn how to measure in metric units using Kid Spark engineering materials.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Duration: 60 mins

In this lesson, students will learn how to use various engineering materials and construction techniques to make structures that are strong and stable.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Duration: 60 mins

In this lesson, students will learn how Kid Spark engineering materials can be used to create different types of movement.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Duration: 180 mins

This lesson will give students the skills and confidence to develop design ideas and bring them to life. Students will learn how to apply essential steps in a design & engineering process to produce creative, collaborative solutions to STEM challenges.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Duration: 120 mins

This activity is designed to introduce students to the basics of bridge design. Students will learn about the different components of a bridge, the forces acting on a bridge, and how different bridge designs work. Students will apply knowledge they have previously learned as they progress through the design project.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Duration: 120 - 180 mins

In this lesson, students will get hands-on with a remote-controlled robot called: the Maker ROK-Bot. Students will learn some basic information about robots and then explore how various engineering materials can be used to create robotic systems.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: 4 - 7
  • Duration: 120 - 180 mins

This lesson is designed to introduce students to different types of mechanisms common in mechanical and robotic systems. Students will learn about linkages, gears, and cams by building and testing different models. This experience will give students confidence to design and engineer their own robotic systems.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: 4 - 8
  • Duration: 120 - 180 mins

This lesson is designed to introduce students to different types of motion used in mechanical and robotic systems. Students will explore different mechanisms that convert motion from one form to another. Then, students will work together to design and engineer their own unique mechanisms.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: 4 - 8
  • Duration: 180 mins

This activity is designed to challenge students to design and engineer a custom, remote controlled vehicle. Students will work through the Kid Spark Design & Engineering Process to develop a working model to be tested and evaluated. Students will be required to reflect on their design and effectively communicate it to others.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: 4 - 8
  • Duration: 60 - 120 mins

This activity is designed to challenge students to design and engineer a custom, remote controlled factory lift capable of moving material. Students will work through the Kid Spark Design & Engineering Process to develop a working model to be tested and evaluated. Students will be required to reflect on their design and effectively communicate it to others.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: 4 - 8
  • Duration: 60 mins

Engineer a Rubber Band Racer that can roll the fastest or farthest on ramps of different materials. Start by building the example Rubber Band Racer in the Build Guide. Learn about forces and concepts like torque and friction by completing the optional Labs. Then, design and build your own Rubber Band Racer to compete in Engineering Challenges.

  • Product: TeacherGeek
  • Grades: 4 - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 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: 600 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: 960 mins

Students practice comparison, measurement, and estimation as they’re introduced to a small character and begin to comprehend 2 dimensions - height and width.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Duration: 1185 mins

Students are introduced to a need for mechanical advantage and efficient transportation by encountering the problem of moving items without wheels.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Duration: 1320 mins

The budding engineers in your classes will have fun building and cranking contraptions that haul, lift, slide and move up and down.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: K - 1
  • Duration: 1545 mins

Kids can design, invent and build an endless variety of structures.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: K - 1
  • Duration: 1770 mins

Students are introduced to a need for mechanical advantage and efcient transportation by encountering the problem of moving items without wheels.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: K - 1
  • Duration: 1995 mins

Students are introduced to a need for mechanical advantage, and to efcient ways of moving things (transportation), by encountering the problem of how to move objects without wheels.

  • Product: Brackitz
  • Grades: 4 - 5
  • Duration: 2220 mins

This unit engages students in multiple opportunities to compare and contrast ROK Blocks and the shapes and constructions that can be made with them. Students begin to explore scale and proportions. They are introduced to the idea that the physical structure of objects is related to their functionality. They are asked to make frequent observations.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 2340 mins

Introduce what it means to be an engineer. This unit demonstrates to students that we all use engineering every day, and extends their engineering skills working with Kid Spark engineering materials.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 2520 mins

Introduce students to one of the primary tasks of engineering: making things strong. In this unit, students expand on their growing understanding of engineering and what it means to be an engineer. The activities engage them with a real-life problem that often faces engineers: how to make things strong. Students also learn part of the design cycle by testing their designs and improving them.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 2655 mins

Introduce students to one of the primary tasks of engineering: making things move. In this unit, students explore the physics of movement. They learn about force, gravity, pushes, and pulls. Students learn that when they make things move, they are acting as engineers.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: Pre-K - 1
  • Duration: 2820 mins

Students begin exploring applied mathematics, mechanical engineering, and robotics. Students focus on intuitive concepts like how to make things strong and how to make things move. As a result, they gain confidence in their ability to use technology to design solutions to problems.

  • Product: Rokenbok® STEM Labs
  • Grades: 2 - 3
  • Duration: 3600 mins

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