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Discover Cubelets

$ 499.00

Description
The Cubelets TWELVE is the best way to introduce children of all ages to robotics, coding, and design thinking. Cubelets are an expandable system of robot blocks, and the TWELVE the best mix of SENSE, THINK and ACT blocks for novice and experienced builders. Reprogram or control your robots when paired with the included Bluetooth® Cubelet. Use the included Brick Adapters to connect Cubelets with PCS BrickLAB Bricks. Cubelets TWELVE includes 12 robot blocks and two Brick Adapters. Cubelets are perfect for builders young and old and are designed for curious creators ages 4+.
Grades: 3-4
Students: Up to 6
Contact Hours:  12+

Recommended Settings: 

  • Summer camps
  • Elementary classrooms
  • After-school programs
  • Homeschool environment
Materials Included
  • Cubelets Mod Robotics - 12 Pack
  • Additional Battery
  • 4 extra Brick Adapters
  • Additional Knob Cube
  • 2 sets of 12 projects with instructions
  • User guides
  • Compartmentalized Gratnell tub for storage

Curriculum Topics

12 Modules:

  • Spotlight
  • Fraidy Bot
  • Watch Tower
  • Cave Dweller
  • Helicopter
  • Conveyor Belt
  • Train
  • Aggressive Bot
  • Flashlight
  • Guard Bot
  • Remote Control Car
    Spec Sheet

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    Discover Cubelets LABCards (curriculum only)

    $ 125.00

    Description

    Discover Cubelets LABCards are printed on our no-tear paper and are also available as a PDF download. 

    Pricing Options:

    • First set of LABCards: $125
    • Each additional set: $25
    Grades: 3-4
    Students: Up to 6
    Contact Hours:  12+

    Recommended Settings: 

    • Summer camps
    • Elementary classrooms
    • After-school programs
    • Homeschool environment
    Materials Included
    • Discover Cubelets LABCards
    • Expanding file folder to hold all curriculum pages
    Curriculum Topics

    12 Modules:

    • Spotlight
    • Fraidy Bot
    • Watch Tower
    • Cave Dweller
    • Helicopter
    • Conveyor Belt
    • Train
    • Aggressive Bot
    • Flashlight
    • Guard Bot
    • Remote Control Car
      Spec Sheet

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      Discover Drones

      from $ 2,995.00

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      Discover Drones

      $ 2,995.00

      Description

      Discover Drones provides a unique approach to STEM education as students construct, fly and learn the various systems of modular drones. With hands-on mechanical and engineering projects, this series takes to the sky, preparing learners for the future of UAV’s. Utilizing LABCards and a Droneology classroom license, get ready for the breathtaking world of drones!

      Check out the Discover Drones spec sheet to see all included materials and further details about this groundbreaking product!

      Classroom Pack:
      Includes 5 drones, 2 pairs of FPV goggles, 2 radio controllers and all necessary components to get you flying!
      Grades: 7+
      Students: Up to 25
      Contact Hours: 30+

      Club Pack:
      Includes 2 drones, 2 pairs of FPV goggles, 2 radio controllers and all necessary components to get you flying!
      Grades: 7+
      Students: Up to 10
      Contact Hours: 30+

      Spec Sheet

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      Discover Robotics & Programming I

      $ 379.00

      Description

      The PCS Edventures Discover Robotics & Programming Kit is a one-of-a-kind collection combining both exceptional curriculum and high-quality mechanical building pieces. The robotics curriculum is a platform that teaches basic programming logic in the context of mechanical output, which allows students to gain integral 21st century skills like creative problem-solving as well as thinking logically and critically. This cross-curricular technique also aligns with various national and international teaching standards including the following: Common Core, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

      By combining a game-like programming interface and real mechanical robotic components, the Discover Robotics & Programming Kit is one of the most versatile and useful teaching tools of today. Projects focus on the integration of STEAM skills by incorporating math, physics and engineering principles. Each project is followed with an optional journaling component to fuse language arts and reflection, in response to extensive research that illustrates the benefits of including reflective elements in STEM classrooms.

      With Discover Robotics & Programming students have the freedom to iterate and design, while gaining tangible benefits from frequent analysis and reflection. Individual Discover Robotics & Programming kits are meant to be used with 1-3 students. Each level within the student-driven series focuses on different concepts and are clearly aligned for specified age ranges, allowing educators to implement the most appropriate activities in their classrooms which are also engaging, fun and educational!

      Club Pack: 
      The Discover Robotics & Programming Club Pack comes with five (5) individual kits, each of which is suitable for 1-3 students. To get most for your money, and your learning environment, choose the Club Pack! This bundle is perfect for small classrooms with up to 15 students, after-school programs, home school groups and more!

      Classroom Pack: 
      The Discover Robotics & Programming Classroom Pack includes 16 individual kits, which are stored in a high-quality hardwood furniture case with rolling casters. Each kit, is meant to be used with 1-3 students, so the Classroom Pack can be utilized with groups of 16-48 students! In addition, the Classroom Pack comes with a special Robotics Challenge Guide for additional ideas and guidance when attempting local or national robotics competitions.


      Cortex Programming Software Downloads

      Windows
      MAC OSX for iPad v3 and later
      Android iOS

      Brain Controller Pack

      The Brain robotic controller from PCS Edventures! offers students the opportunity to learn about robotics like never before. With quick processing power, wireless connectivity, and physical sensors, the Brain is used with the Cortex programming environment to create a comprehensive hands-on robotics education experience.

      With physical hooks that are easily adaptable to LEGO and fischertechnik parts, students can build to their imagination’s content. Then, using the Cortex, students program desired movement and watch their creations come to life!

      The advanced sensor pack allows robots to interact with the physical world and respond to received stimuli. New sensors include touch, infrared, optical, LED, and ultrasonic.  

      Classroom Curriculum vs LAB Cards

      Discover Robotics & Programming is an extremely versatile kit which can be used in a variety of educational environments. When choosing to purchase the kit, there are two options for curriculum which can be paired with the physical building manipulative: the Classroom Curriculum or the LABCards Curriculum.

      If you are unsure which option is best for you, please feel free to contact one of our STEM experts for assistance!

      Classroom Curriculum:

      This option was developed specifically for classroom use, and therefore is called the Classroom Curriculum. In this bound book are projects, challenges and design activities suitable for students in grades 6-8. The Classroom version booklet, meant for 1-3 students, progresses through four different levels, each of which includes journaling components and a variety of assessment options for teachers to choose from.

      Grades: 6-8
      Students: Up to 3 per kit
      Contact Hours: 25+

      Classroom Curriculum Spec Sheet:
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      Discover Robotics and Programming I Classroom Curriculum

      LABCards Curriculum:

      This curriculum is unique in the fact that is can be utilized with younger students in grades 4-8, and is extremely student-driven. This option also comes with four different levels of cards, and each level includes 5 cards. With a total of 20 cards full of activities, challenges and design activities, the LABCards can be used in after-school programs or other educational settings that require curricular flexibility. Each set of LABCards can be used by individual students, or used in small groups to encourage collaborative skills.

      Grades: 4-8
      Students: Up to 3 per kit
      Contact Hours: 25+

      LABCards Curriculum Spec Sheet:
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      Discover Robotics and Programming I LABCards Spec Sheet

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      Discover Robotics & Programming I (curriculum only)

      $ 195.00

      Description

      Robots rock! In this robotics series students develop a strong understanding of the world of robots and programming. As with all the LABCards series, the robotics set is designed to be student-driven using project-based learning techniques, which builds upon skills using a combination of step-by-step projects and challenges. Students begin by learning basic robotic construction concepts followed by an introduction to programming. By using the PCS Edventures designed RiQ robot coupled with the interactive programming software Cortex, students of a variety of ages can be quickly building and programming their own robot.

      While students work through the four set series, they learn about construction, programming, electric currents and polarity which creates a cross-curricular program that helps students to think beyond singular subject areas. In addition students are challenged to think use skills learned in projects to complete more difficult challenges, to develop 21st Century Skills like problem-solving as well as thinking critically and logically.

      Not only are the Robotics LABCards a perfect addition to the classroom, but they can easily be used in after-school programs, robotic clubs and more! Their flexible design for students allows instructors of many different learning environments teach the expansive and exciting nature of robotics. Get building, programming and innovating with the LABCard Robotic series!

      *1st Set of LABCards is 195.00.  Each additional set is ONLY $50.00.  

      Grades: 4-8
      Students: Up to 3 per set
      Contact Hours: 25+

      *Used with Discover Robotics & Programming Kit*

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      Discover Robotics Duo - Programming & Physics

      $ 7,595.00

      Description

      More Robotics than ever!  Discover Robotics Duo contains 8 Discover Robotics & Programming & 8 Discover Robotics & Physics Kits

      Discover Robotics & Programming

      The PCS Edventures Discover Robotics & Programming Kit is a one-of-a-kind collection combining both exceptional curriculum and high-quality mechanical building pieces. The robotics curriculum is a platform that teaches basic programming logic in the context of mechanical output, which allows students to gain integral 21st Century skills like creative problem-solving as well as thinking logically and critically. This cross-curricular technique also aligns with various national and international teaching standards including the following: Common Core, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

      By combining a game-like programming interface and real mechanical robotic components, the Discover Robotics & Programming Kit is one of the most versatile and useful teaching tools of today. Projects focus on the integration of STEAM skills by incorporating math, physics and engineering principles. Each project is followed with an optional journaling component to fuse language arts and reflection, in response to extensive research that illustrates the benefits of including reflective elements in STEM classrooms.

      With Discover Robotics & Programming students have the freedom to iterate and design, while gaining tangible benefits from frequent analysis and reflection. Individual Discover Robotics & Programming kits are meant to be used with 1-3 students. Each level within the student-driven series focuses on different concepts and are clearly aligned for specified age ranges, allowing educators to implement the most appropriate activities in their classrooms which are also engaging, fun and educational!

      Discover Robotics & Physics 

      The study of energy and motion instantly becomes a favorite of students with this project-based learning series! By incorporating robotics with the expansive subject area of physics, The Discover Robotics and Physics kit uses experiential projects to instill real-life knowledge. The kit has been expertly structured to support essential problem-solving and collaborative skills while students seek solutions to challenges. Students move through the curriculum series by employing the iterative design process to formulate and develop a deep understanding of the subject area.

      By utilizing high-quality fishertechnik ® building manipulatives, any learning environment will have the ability to cater to students with different learning needs and speeds. As with all PCS Edventures developed curriculum, the overarching objective is to cultivate intrinsic motivation, deep conceptual foundations and a sense of intellectual empowerment--start the journey today with the Discover Robotics and Physics Kit!

      Classroom Curriculum: 

      Grades: 6-8
      Students: Up to 3 per kit
      Contact Hours: 25+

      LABCard Curriculum: 

      Grades: 4-8
      Students: Up to 3 per kit
      Contact Hours: 25+
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      Discover Robotics and Programming Spec Sheet

       

      Discover Physics Spec Sheet

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      Discover Robotics and Programming

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      Discover STEM LAB Grades 5-6

      $ 1,649.00

      Description

      For the ultimate enrichment tool for grades 5-6, the Discover STEM Lab can be easily integrated into after-school programs, classrooms and any other learning environment. This curriculum was designed to be specifically useful for late elementary students as they begin to transition to more difficult subjects in middle school. Each module encourages independent student exploration while being educational and entertaining to get students excited about learning!

      Grades: 5-6
      Students: Up to 24 
      Contact Hours: 100+

      Materials Included

      Science Module:

      • Physics LABCards
      • Physics and Robotics building instruction cards for all 15 builds
      • The Brain™ & Cortex user guide
      • Expanding file folder
      • Engineering building manipulatives from fischertechnik™ with advanced pneumatic parts
      • Specialized PCS robotic controller—The Brain™
      • Full set of robotic components
      • Compartmentalized Gratnell tub for storage

      Technology Module:

      • Discover Robotics and Programming LABCards
      • RiQ robot step-by-step building instructions
      • The Brain™ and Cortex user guide
      • Expanding file folder
      • Specialized PCS robotic controller—The Brain™
      • Engineering building manipulatives from fischertechnik™
      • Full set of robotic components
      • Compartmentalized Gratnell tub for storage

      Engineering Module:

      • Bound instructor guide
      • Bound student guide
      • Set of 12 building instructions
      • 642 fischertechnik building elements
      • Compartmentalized Gratnell tub for storage

      Math Module:

      • 920 K’NEX Building Parts
      • K’NEX Education Teacher Guide with 16 Modules

      Curriculum Topics

      Each Discover STEM Lab comes with 1 of each of the following kits in a convenient Gratstack rolling storage unit.

      Science Module: The Discover Robotics & Physics 

      The study of energy and motion instantly becomes a favorite of students with this project-based learning series! By incorporating robotics with the expansive subject area of physics, The Discover Robotics & Physics kit uses experiential projects to instill real-life knowledge. The kit has been expertly structured to support essential problem-solving and collaborative skills while students seek solutions to challenges. Students move through the curriculum series by employing the iterative design process to formulate and develop a deep understanding of the subject area.      Science Curriculum Sample

       

      Science Modules:

      Level 1

      • Air pressure
      • Force
      • Energy Transfer
      • The Brain and Cortex-simple motor commands

      Level II

      • Gravity
      • Potential Energy
      • Electricity
      • Advanced Motor Commands

      Level III

      • Impulse
      • Velocity
      • Acceleration
      • Collisions and elasticity and programming sensors

      Level IV

      • Torque
      • Degrees of freedom
      • Angular acceleration
      • Design optimization 

       

      Technology Module: The Discover Robotics & Programming 

      The PCS Edventures Discover Robotics & Programming Kit is a one-of-a-kind collection combining both exceptional curriculum and high-quality mechanical building pieces. The robotics curriculum is a platform that teaches basic programming logic in the context of mechanical output, which allows students to gain integral 21st century skills like creative problem-solving as well as thinking logically and critically. This cross-curricular technique also aligns with various national and international teaching standards including the following: Common Core, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).                Technology Curriculum Sample

       

      Technology Modules:

      Level I

      • RiQ, fischertechnik
      • The Brain, Cortex
      • Motor Commands

      Level II

      • Reverse, Setpwr
      • On/Onfor, Num
      • ThisWay/ThatWay

      Level III

      • REPEAT/WAIT
      • BEEP/SPACE,
      • LOOP/BREAK
      • TUNE

      Level IV

      • PROCEDURES/CALL
      • IF/IF ELSE
      • LED's, LIGHT ON/LIGHT OFF             

      Engineering Module: The Discover Engineering 

      Engineering is a dynamic and innovative field constantly seeking the brightest minds of the future, and the Discover Engineering Kit developed by PCS Edventures is designed to cultivate the young engineers of tomorrow. In order to prepare students for rapidly evolving technology, this kit combines the latest methods proven by research to get students excited about learning. While introducing the basic concepts of engineering, activities in the Discover Engineering Kit foster confidence, critical thinking and other important 21st century skills.                Engineering Module Curriculum Sample

       

      Engineering Modules:

      • Pulleys-Crane
      • Levers-Trebuchet
      • Worm Gears
      • Complex Machines-Workshop Vice
      • Wheels-Cart Launcher
      • Gear Trains Souped-Up Cruise
      • Flexible Power Systems- Plane
      • Speed Ratios High Speed Fan
      • Power Ratios Power-Winch
      • Power Transfer-Universal Joint
      • Drivetrain-Mixer
      • Power Transfer-Three Gear Transmission

      Math Module: The K'NEX® Middle School Math & Geometry 

      The K'NEX® Middle School Math & Geometry set is designed to address critical mathematics concepts in the middle school classroom and to provide instructional models that will enhance students' understanding of important concepts and algorithms. With direction provided by the teacher's guide and the materials provided in this set you will be able to offer students a program of study that uses hands-on exploration in conjunction with an inquiry-based approach to learning. The guide also includes additional information that teachers will find to be invaluable as they seek to motivate students to explore, experience and learn mathematics.

       

      Math Modules:

      • Similar Shapes
      • Nesting Squares
      • Polyhedra and Euler's Formula
      • Dilations of 3D Shapes 
      • Pascal's Triangle
      • Rectangles and Factors
      • Fibonacci Numbers 
      • Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
      • Multiplication and Division of Fractions
      • Properties of Numbers
      • Addition of Polynomials 
      • Geometric Patterns 
      • Linear Patterns
      • Fractal Trees 
      • Fractal Trees: Exponential
      • Sierpinski's Triangle

       

      Standards & Alignment

       

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      Droneology ED! App

      $ 12.99

      What Is It?

      Drone mania has struck around the world with people flying high using a variety of multi-rotor devices we all know now as drones!  3 rotors, 4 rotors, 6 rotors or more! Droneology is a fun, online course that prepares drone owners - beginners to advanced - for having fun while being safe and responsible with their flying gizmo. Topics covered include safety, laws and regulations, flight basics, and the many uses of drones! This digital course is optimized for delivery on mobile devices so you can take it on your phone, tablet, or computer anytime, anywhere! This course is not only fun and educational; it’s also valuable. As you complete each lesson in the series you are rewarded not just with knowledge, but with awesome discounts from partners on drone devices and accessories! Become a Droneologist today with this rad digital app!

      Droneology is an engaging and fun e-course that prepares drone owners - beginners to advanced - for safe and responsible fun with their flying gizmo. It will prepare you with everything you need to know to fly safely!

      The course is divided into seven parts, which each includes an engaging video or animation, any additional learning materials that you need and a quiz to make sure that you are learning!

       

      The Seven Units of Droneology:

      1. COURSE INTRODUCTION
      2. ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE
      3. FLIGHT SAFETY
      4. BASIC PILOTING SKILLS
      5. LAWS, REGULATIONS, &  GROUPS
      6. ETHICAL OPERATION
      7. FUTURE OF DRONES

      Take the course on your phone, tablet, or computer and best of all; receive valuable rewards for increasing your knowledge. Users will have the opportunity to unlock discounts from drone manufacturers and retail stores as they complete each unit in the course.

      Why Do You Need It?

      You've probably noticed the surge in media attention being paid to drones. Drone owners who have not been properly educated are flying into restricted airspace, violating privacy rights, and endangering people in a wide variety of manners! Droneology prepares new drone owners to be safe and responsible, while having a blast. This is great for the hobby, great for safety, and great for America!

      Who Needs Droneology?

      We think just about everyone - whether you own a drone or not - can benefit from Droneology. Since drones are now in the news, in the public eye, and probably down the street in your park, it seems like a smart idea to know a little bit more about them. Droneology is presented in a way that is effective for both kids and adults. Parents will appreciate a way to make sure that their kids are prepared to fly safely, and adult drone users will love the fact that Droneology is a quick way to get their drones in the air without having to take expensive or time-consuming classes!

      Unit 1 Preview

      Curious to check out this wicked cool app? View the first two videos in the Droneology course below!


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      Flight & Aerodynamics Camp

      $ 129.00

      Description

      Ready for Take Off!

      Students take to the skies and explore the thrills of life at 30,000 feet with dynamic, hands-on flight-based activities. They pilot hot air balloons, parachutes, gliders, planes, helicopters and rockets, all while examining abstract physics concepts such as energy conservation, buoyancy and the four forces of flight.

      Learners fly alongside the aviation experts of the world, taking quick detours to examine the history of flight as they follow the footsteps of the Wright Brother’s and da Vinci by creating extraordinary flying machines! In Flight & Aerodynamics Camp, take the yoke and fly into the STEM-setting sun in one of our most thrilling camp packages!

      Digital Download for Flight & Aerodynamics Camp only $129.00!
      Curriculum Sample

      Grades: 4-6
      Students: Up to 30
      Contact Hours: 12+

      Recommended Settings: 

      • Summer camps
      • Elementary classrooms
      • After-school programs
      • Homeschool environments

        Training: 

        • Half hour free webinar training for purchases of $500+
        • One hour free webinar training for purchases of $1000+
        • Additional training available for purchase
          Materials Included

          Flight and Aerodynamics Camp comes with an Instructor’s Manual, 30 printed sets of student curriculum pages, and all the supplies needed for 12 days of activities:

          • storage container (18 gal) - 1
          • pencils #2 - 24
          • paper clips - 200
          • wooden skewers 12" - 31
          • jumbo paper clips - 100
          • wooden skewers 8" - 31
          • paper plates - 10
          • Alka Seltzer tablets - 16
          • pennies - 100
          • balloon helicopters - 8
          • ping pong balls - 15
          • balloons - 50
          • plastic grocery bags - 24
          • sheets corrugated cardboards - 8
          • assorted rubber bands - 250
          • sheets green construction paper - 50
          • rubberband balsa planes - 8
          • craft sticks - 100
          • scissors - 16
          • plastic cups (8 oz) - 25
          • single hole punches - 4
          • dry erase markers - 16
          • plastic bottles - 8
          • heavy-duty dry erase page pockets - 16
          • rolls yellow duct tape - 2
          • stopwatches - 8
          • electric kettle - 1
          • plastic bins - 16
          • film canisters - 8
          • straws - 125
          • bottles glue - 8
          • balls of string - 8
          • hot glue gun and sticks - 1
          • cloth tape measures - 8
          • hair dryer - 1
          • clear tape dispensers - 8
          • index cards - 100
          • rolls masking tape - 2
          • modeling clay 16oz - 1
          • tempera paint (bottles) - 10
          • newsprint - 62 sheets
          • tissue paper sheets - 50
          • paintbrushes - 30
          • white paper sheets - 500
          • Student Pages & Instructor Manual

          Digital curriculum download comes with Instructor’s Manual only, which includes master copies of all student curriculum pages.

          Each Activity Guide Includes:

          • Schedule
          • Opening & Closing Discussion Topics
          • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
          • Topic Background & Vocabulary
          • Materials List
          Curriculum Topics

          Lesson Titles:

          1. Introduction to Flight
          2. Kites Day
          3. How to Get Off the Ground - Hot Air Balloons Day
          4. Drag and Weight - Parachutes Day
          5. Drag and Lift - Gliders Day
          6. Aerodynamics - Paper Airplanes
          7. Paper Airplane Design Challenge
          8. Thrust and Energy Conservation - Propellers
          9. Thrust and Lift - Helicopters Day 
          10. Pioneers of Aviation 
          11. Thrust and Energy Conservation
          12. Rocket Design Challenge
            Standards & Alignments

            Common Core State Standards for Language Arts

            CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.C Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.
            CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.4 Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

            Next Generation Science Standards

            NGSS 3-5-ETS1-1: Define a simple design problem, reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
            NGSS 3-5-ETS1-3: Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
            NGSS MS-ETS1-1: Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
            NGSS MS-ETS1-2: Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
            NGSS MS-PS1-4: Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
            NGSS MS-PS1-6: Undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy through chemical processes.
            NGSS MS-PS2-2: Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.
            NGSS MS-PS3-5: Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.

            Habits of Mind

            16 “thinking habits” developed by Art Costa and Bena Kallick to empower students to succeed in a 21st century learning environment.

            • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
            • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
            • Finding Humor
            • Listening with Understanding and Empathy
            • Managing Impulsivity
            • Persisting
            • Questioning and Posing Problems
            •  Striving For Accuracy
            • Taking Responsible Risks
            • Thinking Flexibly
            • Thinking Interdependently

            21st Century Skills

            A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.

            • Communication and Collaboration
            • Creativity and Innovation
            • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
            • Flexibility and Adaptability
            • Initiative and Self-Direction
            • Productivity and Accountability
            • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
            Spec Sheet

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            About the Authors

            John Allan holds a master’s degree in astronomy from the University of Virginia, and a bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy from Macalester College. He has pursued research in radio astronomy at ASTRON - the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, as well as at University of Virginia and Macalester College. John has taught science and math to students from middle school through college level as a tutor and teaching assistant. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where he loves to read science fiction and imagine the future of space travel.

            Sarah Goff teaches elementary and middle school music in Portland, Oregon. She holds a master’s degree in teaching music from Oregon State University and a bachelor’s in music from Grinnell College. Her research with Jason Silveira in teacher attitudes toward transgender individuals and supportive school practices will be published in the Journal of Research in Music Education in Summer 2016. She enjoys biking to work, where she experiences the effects of drag and streamlining firsthand!