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Discover Drones

$ 2,995.00

Description


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Drones capture stunning aerial photography, save lives in modern day search and rescue missions, collect snot samples from whales for scientific research, inspect vast agricultural landscapes, survey crocodile-infested waters, thrill spectators in FPV racing, bring medical supplies to war-torn areas and deliver pizzas in New Zealand. The world has fallen in love with them, and we’re sure your students will too.

In Discover Drones, your learning environment will experience first-hand the technology that’s been sweeping over the world. Starting with lessons in engineering and technology, students begin by building RubiQ, their modular, open-source training drone! After learning the safety regulations and procedures surrounding unmanned aerial vehicles, they’ll then start with the basics of flight, first becoming comfortable on a training simulator before moving to line-of-sight piloting. After mastering RubiQ’s controls, it’s time for students to don their First-Person View (FPV) goggles, experiencing first-hand what STEM at 75 MPH is like!

Discover Drones utilizes the PCS Edventures cutting-edge curriculum, LABCards. The LABCard approach is intended to provide a tool that enables a more student-directed experience. Educators are empowered to provide more facilitation, coaching and mentoring as students work independently and in their own fashion. To keep interest piqued, each card includes a mix of different activities for you to flow between. From whole group discussions and time for teams to work together on their drone to individual quizzes and flight simulator practice, every LABCard is unique, engaging and downright fun!

Coupled with hands-on, experiential learning, Discover Drones also utilizes the online educational app, Droneology, a fast-paced, interactive online course that prepares pilots of all skill levels for safe and responsible drone entertainment. Droneology covers topics of safety, laws and regulations, flight basics and the many uses of drones! This digital course is optimized for use on mobile devices, allowing easy access from phones, tablets or computers, anytime, anywhere.

From learning to piece RubiQ together to making death-defying aerial maneuvers, Discover Drones is the trailblazing educational tool your learning environment needs. Preparing students for the future of UAV’s and careers that haven’t even been invented, it’s time to take flight. Are you ready for high-octane education?

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

Classroom Set:
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, 1 pair of FPV goggles, 2 radio controllers and all necessary components to get you flying!
Grades: 7+
Students: Up to 10
Contact Hours: 30+

Materials Included (Club)

2 RubiQ's, PCS Edventures cutting-edge educational drone
(Each RubiQ model features: FPV camera, GPS, Built-in accelerometer, barometer and compass, Brushless 2200KV Motors With Built-In ESC, Programmable RGB LED Board, 3S LiPo Battery.)

The Discover Drones Club Pack also includes:

  • All parts and tools needed for assembly
  • 2 radio controllers with ability to tether
  • 1 set of FPV goggles
  • 10 pairs safety glasses
  • 50 licenses for PCS drone pilot certification course, Droneology
  • 10 controllers for flight simulator
  • 10 licenses for flight simulator software, FPV FreeRider
  • LiPo-safe storage bag for batteries
  • LiPo battery charger with balance, charge, discharge and storage functions
  • Compartmentalized Gratnell storage bins with lids
  • Drone Educator Guide
  • 2 sets Discover Drones LABCard curriculum (20-card set)
  • 2 sets step-by-step drone building instructions
  • 2 expanding folders to hold all curriculum pages
Materials Included (Classroom)

5 RubiQ's, PCS Edventures cutting-edge educational drone
(Each RubiQ model features: FPV camera, GPS, Built-in accelerometer, barometer and compass, Brushless 2200KV Motors With Built-In ESC, Programmable RGB LED Board and 3S LiPo Battery.)

The Discover Drones Classroom Set also includes:

  • All parts and tools needed for assembly
  • 2 radio controllers with ability to tether
  • 2 sets of FPV goggles
  • 25 pairs safety glasses
  • 100 licenses for PCS drone pilot certification course, Droneology
  • 25 controllers for flight simulator
  • 25 licenses for flight simulator software, FPV FreeRider
  • LiPo-safe storage bag for batteries
  • LiPo battery charger with balance, charge, discharge and storage functions
  • Compartmentalized Gratnell storage bins with lids
  • Drone Educator Guide
  • 5 sets Discover Drones LABCard curriculum (20-card set)
  • 5 sets step-by-step drone building instructions
  • 5 expanding folders to hold all curriculum pages
Spec Sheet

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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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Discover Robotics & Programming II (curriculum only)

$ 195.00

Description

Same rockin’ little robot, 40 more hours of programming awesomeness. Using the software and building manipulatives included in Discover Robotics and Programming I, Discover Robotics and Programming II pushes students to take their skills to the next level. Students attach light, infrared, ultrasonic and touch sensors, integrate virtual sensors and advanced variables into their code and even create interactive control panels from the touch screen of a tablet. The Discover Robotics & Programming II curriculum has been expertly structured to foster creativity, ignite imagination and build technical literacy as students design solutions to robotic challenges. By utilizing a granular, student-driven approach, LABCards enable any learning environment 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.

The LABCards series, Discover Robotics II is designed to be student-driven using project-based learning techniques that rapidly build skills using a combination of step-by-step projects and challenges. 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.

Grades: 6+
Students: Up to 3 per set
Contact Hours: 40+

Pricing Options:

  • First set of LABCards: $195
  • Each additional set: $50

Training:

  • Purchases of $500+ come with 30 minutes of free webinar training
  • Purchases of $1000+ come with 1 hour of free webinar training
  • Additional training available for purchase
Recommended Settings

Classrooms

  • Computer science unit
  • Tech ed curriculum
  • Station in open learning environment

After-school programs and robotics labs
Maker spaces
Home learning

How to Use Your LABCards

Each LABCard includes two step-by-step projects, two challenges, and one design project. Each project introduces new programming skills by guiding students through step-by-step activities. Two engaging challenges give students the opportunity to apply this knowledge before testing their understanding in a design project. Key terms are listed at the end of each card for reference. Along the bottom are three questions to check for understanding. Use them in discussion, written reflection, or informal conversation to probe and deepen students’ understanding. At the end of every level, a final end design project challenges students to synthesize their learning with creativity and critical thinking.

Why We LOVE Them!

The LABCard approach is intended to provide educators with a tool that enables a student-directed experience.  Educators are empowered to provide facilitation, coaching and mentoring as students work independently, in their own fashion. Almost all learning environments including after-school programs, clubs and a wide variety of classroom models, can be supported using the LABCard curriculum.

Each LABCard is assigned a point value for quick and easy assessment of progress through each level and to provide students with immediate recognition of their accomplishments.  Students earn 5 points for each card they successfully complete.  Each level includes four 5-point cards and culminates with a 5-point end design project, for a total of 25 points per level.  By completing all four levels, students can earn up to 100 points!

Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements:

  • One device per kit with Windows. OS X, iOS, or Android operating system.  Cortex is currently not compatible with Google Chromebooks.
  • All tablets require Internet connection to enable wireless communication via Bluetooth.
  • Note: Brown (level) Robotics II explores Cortex features for programming with virtual sensors.  Some of these features can be previewed on a laptop or desktop bot not all are compatible.  Because of this it is necessary to have tablet to fully complete that level. Students working on desktops or tablets can preview the virtual features and then move onto the next level.
    Curriculum Topics 

    Curriculum Content

    GREEN
    Level 5: Light Sensors and Touch Sensors

    • Calibrating Sensors
    • RANDOM and COMPARE Commands
    • SENSOR Commands
    • WAIT UNTIL Commands
    RED
    Level 6: Infrared and Ultrasonic Sensors
    • Line-following Robots
    • Logical Operations
    • Self-navigating Robots
    • Creating Variables

    BROWN
    Level 7: Virtual Sensors

    • Intro to Virtual Canvas
    • Sliders and Counters
    • Joystick and Accelerometer
    • Microphone Sensor and Toggle Switches

    BLACK
    Level 8: Advanced Logic and Procedure Commands

    • Flowchart Planning
    • ARITHMATIC Operations
    • Programming with Variables
    • Life-like Robots

     

    Standards & Alignment 

    To meet the needs of a variety of learning environments, LABCards are aligned to 21st Century Skills and Habits of Mind as well as national standards for math, language arts, science, engineering and technology.

     

    21st Century Skills: A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.

    • Creativity and Innovation
    • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Information, Media and Technology Literacy
    • Initiative and Self-Direction
    • Productivity and Accountability

     

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

    • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
    • Gathering Data with All Senses
    • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
    • Responding with Wonderment and Awe
    • Striving for Accuracy
    • Taking Responsible Risks
    • Thinking about Thinking (Metacognition)

      • Common Core State Standards for Language Arts

        • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
        • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.
        • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).

        Common Core State Standards for Math

        • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.A.2 Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.
        • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.B.6  Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem; understand that a variable can represent an unknown number, or, depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set.
        • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.B.8 Write an inequality of the form x > c or x < c to represent a constraint or condition in a real-world or mathematical problem. Recognize that inequalities of the form x > c or x < c have infinitely many solutions; represent solutions of such inequalities on number line diagrams.
        • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.RP.A.3.C Find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100 (e.g., 30% of a quantity means 30/100 times the quantity); solve problems involving finding the whole, given a part and the percent.
        • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.RP.A.3.D Use ratio reasoning to convert measurement units; manipulate and transform units appropriately when multiplying or dividing quantities.

        Next Generation Science Standards

          • MS-ETS1-1 Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
          • MS-ETS1-2 Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
          • MS-ETS1-3 Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
          • MS-ETS1-4  Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
       Spec Sheet

      Discover Robotics and Programming II Spec SheetDiscover Robotics and Programming II 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!

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

      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.

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

      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+

      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+

      Materials Included LABCards
      • Computer science curriculum, printed on no-tear polymer
        • Discover Robotics & Programming I LABCards (20-card set)
        • Step-by-step building instructions for motor testing station and RiQ robot
        • Brain and Cortex User Guide
        • Expanding file folder for easy access and storage of all curriculum pages
      • Specialized PCS Robotic Controller, The Brain™
      • Bluetooth Dongle (Available in BLE for iPads or Classic for all computers and Android-based tablets)
      • USB Cable
      • Advanced Sensor Pack including 1 ultrasonic, 1 light, 2 touch, 2 infrared, 2 LEDs, and 5 sensor cables
      • 2 9V DC motors and 2 motor cables
      • Rechargable 11.1V LiPo battery and DC wall adapter
      • Advanced engineering manipulatives from fischertechnikTM
      • Compartmentalized Gratnell storage bin with lid
      Materials Included Classroom
      • 1 bound Discover Robotics and Programming Student Manual
      • 1 bound Discover Robotics and Programming Instructor Manual
      • Specialized PCS Robotic Controller, The Brain™
      • Bluetooth Dongle
      • Available in BLE for iPads or Classic for all computers and Android-based tablets
      • USB Cable
      • Advanced Sensor Pack including 1 ultrasonic, 1 light, 2 touch, 2 infrared, 2 LEDs, and 5 sensor cables
      • 2 9V DC motors and 2 motor cables
      • Rechargable 11.1V LiPo battery and DC wall adapter
      • Advanced engineering manipulatives from fischertechnikTM 
      • Compartmentalized Gratnell storage bin with lid
      Cortex/Brain

      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.  

      LABCards Spec Sheet

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      Discover Robotics and Programming I LABCards Spec Sheet

      Classroom Spec Sheet

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      Discover Robotics and Programming I Classroom Curriculum

      Standards & Alignment LABCards

      Next Generation Science Standards

      • MS-ETS1-1 Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
      • MS-ETS1-2 Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
      • MS-ETS1-3 Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
      • MS-ETS1-4 Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

      Common Core State Standards for Math

      • CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
      • CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5 Use appropriate tools strategically.
      • CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 Look for and make use of structures.
      • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.G.A.2 Draw (freehand, with ruler and protractor, and with technology) geometric shapes with given conditions.

      Common Core State Standards for Language Arts

      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).

      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
      • Managing Impulsivity
      • Persisting
      • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
      • Striving for Accuracy
      • Thinking about Thinking (Metacognition)
      • Thinking Flexibly

      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
      • Information, Media and Technology Literacy
      • Initiative and Self-Direction
      • Productivity and Accountability
      Standards & Alignment Classroom

      International Society for Technology in Education Standards

      • Communication and Collaboration with a Digital Portfolio
      • Creativity and Innovation 
      • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
      • Research and Information Fluency

      Next Generation Science Standards

      • MS-ETS1-1: Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions. 
      • MS-ETS1-2: Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem. 
      • MS-ETS1-3: Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.

      Common Core State Standards for Math

      • MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.A.2 Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape. 
      • MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.A.3 Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number, while a measure of variation describes how its values vary with a single number. 
      • MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.A.2.C Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations). 
      • MATH.CONTENT.7.G.A.2 Draw (freehand, with ruler and protractor, and with technology) geometric shapes with given conditions. 
      • MATH.CONTENT.7.G.B.4 Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle and use them to solve problems. 
      • MATH.CONTENT.7.G.B.6 Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms. 
      • MATH.CONTENT.8.G.A.4 Understand that a two-dimensional figure is similar to another if the second can be obtained from the first by a sequence of rotations, reflections, translations, and dilations; given two similar two-dimensional figures, describe a sequence that exhibits the similarity between them. 
      • MATH.CONTENT.8.SP.A.1 Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and nonlinear association.

      Common Core State Standards for Language Arts

      • ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.1.B Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources. 
      • ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.1.E Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented. 
      • ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.2.D Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. • ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.2.F Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented. 
      • ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical task 
      • ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently. 
      • ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
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          fischertechnik 3D Printer

          $ 789.00

          Description

          Build, Plug & Print! This build-it-yourself kit gives users a fascinating insight into the groundbreaking technology of 3D printing. Print your own parts yourself at any time - so distinct, so easy, so flexible - for use in your own home! Use either the supplied printing examples, different examples on our eLearning portal (fischertechnik-elearning.com) or your very own print data. The robust 3D printer is easy to build and can be used for 3D printing of different parts. Users acquire basic knowledge about 3D printing and an insight into this revolutionary technology that promises a high degree of future potential. Includes PC software for controlling the printer via the USB interface. The eLearning portal offers exciting, instructional activity information and videos.

          Materials Included
          • Incl. 3D controller with Atmel microcontroller, USB interface for PC (Micro B USB port, incl. interface cable), 4 step motor drivers (for x, y and z axes and extruder), one power output (MOS-FET) for the extruder nozzle (hot end), connections for 3 limit switches and a temperature sensor, DC port for voltage supply 19V, 6.3A. Dimension: 150x90x25 mm
          • Incl. 3D Print Control software, with slicer and printer control, specially adapted to fischertechnik 3D printers (Windows 7, 8, 10). Numerous finished printing examples included as G-codes and STL files. Also works with Mac OS X and Linux with the software RepetierHost: www.fischertechnik.de/3DPrinter-FAQ
          • Incl. 4 high-torque step motors (x-, y- and z-axes, extruder), 3 mini push-buttons (as limit switches for x-, y- and z-axes), heated nozzle (for 1.75 mm diameter filament) with temperature monitoring, printing bed with removable printing plate
          • Incl. power unit (AC input 100-240V, DC output 19V, 6.3A, 50-60Hz)
          • Incl. high quality filament (50 g roll, PLA, 1.75 mm diameter, green). Premium filament in special fischertechnik colors (50 g roll or 500 g coil) can be ordered separately
          Printing Specifications
          • Printing range: 115x100x65 mm
          • Layer thickness: min. 0.2 mm
          • Filament diameter: 1.75 mm
          • Nozzle diameter: 0.5 mm
          • Material: PLA (polylactide)
          Printer FAQ

          How much assembly is required?

          The entire printer is assembled using the detailed instructions provided in the booklet. Students will be able to build each component and gain a deep understanding of the mechanics behind Cartesian axis movement and FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) 3D printing.

          Does the printer come with software to print?

          Yes, the software is included on the CD that comes with the printer.

          Does the printer come with a heating element?

          Yes, all the necessary parts for a 3D printer are included in the kit and instructions, so you’ll be ready to print after assembling, installing, and calibrating.

          Is the filament included?

          Yes, all the necessary parts are included, including enough filament to get you started. You will want to purchase more, however. 

          Is the print board included?

          Yes

          What filament can this printer use?

          1.75mm filament. The heat and rate settings can be changed to extrude any number of materials. You may purchase our lab-approved filament at the following link: https://www.matterhackers.com/store/3d-printer-filament?t=1.75mm%20PLA%20Filament

          There are no instructions for the software in the booklet, what do I do?

          The instructions for the software are included in a folder on the CD.

          Does this printer automatically create supports when needed?

          No, supports are created during the slicing step. You will need to define what kind of supports you want in your print.

          What file-types are compatible with the printing software?

          .stl files are able to be sliced into printable files. Otherwise, other sliced files are compatible.

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          Edventures!

          Cortex Programming Software

          $ 0.00

          Description

          The Cortex™ software application powers The Brain robotic controller. With user-friendly, drag and drop programming, The Cortex is intuitive and fun for the beginner, and sufficiently robust and versatile for the advanced robotics student.

          Based on the Arduino programming language, Cortex software is compatible with Windows, OS X, iOS and Android operating systems. Use the Cortex on your PC, Mac, iPad or Android tablet.

          Color coded functionality, annotated user tips, and logical user interface make The Cortex easy to learn and master. Use Cortex with tablets to take advantage of the virtual controls and virtual sensors.

          When used with Bluetooth enabled devices, programming code created on the Cortex can be communicated wirelessly with The Brain™ controller, through the use of a cloud-based code compiler (internet connectivity required).

          Grades 4+

          Software Download Links

          Download the Cortex™ programming software for free! This software is for controlling the PCS Brain version 5.0 and up.

          Cortex for Android

          Requirements: Android 2.3 or later

          *Connect your dongle through the bluetooth settings on your tablet

          Cortex for iOS

          Requirements: iOS 7.0 or later

          *Connect your dongle through the Cortex software. 
          Instructions can be found on the reverse of yellow card 1 of the Discover Robotics and Programming I LABCards

          Download Instructions for Windows, OSX, and Android

          Upon placing an order for the free download, you will receive a download link for which ever software products you have selected.

          Download Instructions for iOS

          The latest version of the free Cortex for iOS app is only available directly from the iTunes App Store. Please visit the provided link using your iOS device to install Cortex 5.0 for iOS.


          Please note:  Cortex for mobile applications is for tablet devices only, not smart phones.

           

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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+
          Discover Programming Spec Sheet

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          Discover Robotics and Programming Spec Sheet

           

          Discover Physics Spec Sheet

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