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The engineering field is dynamic, innovative and constantly seeking the brightest minds. In Discover Engineering, get ready to cultivate the young engineers of tomorrow. Geared to bolster technological literacy, this kit combines the latest research-based methods to get learners excited about STEM. While introducing the basic concepts of engineering, the activities in Discover Engineering foster student confidence, critical-thinking and other important 21st century skills.
In addition to using hands-on building manipulatives, Discover Engineering utilizes cutting-edge technology to engage with a variety of learning styles. The 3D Interactive Build Curriculum (3DIC) allows users to move through step-by-step build plans at their own speed, and has the ability to highlight individual pieces for clarity. Compatible with any desktop computer or mobile device, 3DIC transforms the way engineering can be taught with technology.
With diverse projects covering topics such as gear trains, power ratios and complex machines, Discover Engineering is designed to be fun and engaging as learners construct trebuchets, cart launchers, transmission models and more! Each Discover Engineering kit, suitable for up to 6 students, is easy to implement, designed to meet the specific intellectual needs of learners in grades 4-8 and is versatile in its ease-of-use in different educational environments. Understanding that a product is only as valuable as its curriculum, each Discover Engineering kit comes with an exciting, advanced curriculum that is available both in print and as a PDF.
Students: Up to 6 per kit
Contact Hours: 25+
Technology, Engineering Design
Discover Engineering comes with an Instructor Guide and a digital curriculum download.
Each kit includes the following supplies:
NOTE: Each Program includes only 1 (one) Instructor Guide. Other material amounts will vary with the Single Kit, Club Pack, or Classroom Pack.
The Single Kit is perfect for small groups of students looking to embark on an engineering STEMventure for the first time.
The Club Pack comes with five individual kits, each of which is suitable for 1-6 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 30 students, after-school programs, homeschool groups and more. Get your students engineering today!
The Classroom Pack includes eight individual kits, which are stored in a rolling storage cart. Each kit is suitable for 1-6 students, so the Classroom Pack can be utilized with up to 48 students.
In addition to print and PDF curriculum, each Discover Engineering kit includes licenses to 3DIC (3D Interactive Curriculum). This innovative program supplements the Discover Engineering kit and allows users to view project builds in an interactive 3D format. With various playback speeds, the ability to highlight individual pieces of each build, and step-by-step instruction, learners can work at their own pace with clear instruction. Usable on any desktop computer or mobile device including tablets, 3DIC is excellent for a beginning engineering education.
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