The LABCard curriculum sets are PCS Edventures newest development in how to integrate more STEM into K12 learning. These cards are unique because of their simple design and easy-to-use instructions that simultaneously engage and challenge students. Each set of cards comes with four levels, which are each comprised of five cards, for a total of 20 cards. The outline card is the first, which lays down the framework for the upcoming projects and challenges which students will dive into. In addition this first card clearly identifies how each card aligns with a variety of national standards including the Common Core, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This area also shows the specific 21st Century Skills and Habits of Mind that the card series will help students to develop.


The inherent student-driven nature of each set of cards allows them to be flexible enough to use in a variety of learning environments from classrooms to after-school programs to homeschool programs and more. Plus, each set of cards makes it easy for instructors to assess students as they progress through the card series. The way each card is designed is to award 5 points for each card completed, for a total of 100 points for the whole set. Start integrating more STEM into your educational program today with one of the most flexible and easy to use curriculum series today!

Discover Robotics & Programming I (curriculum only)-PCS edventures.com Quick shop
Discover Robotics & Programming I (curriculum only)-PCS edventures.com
Edventures!

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*

Discover 3D Printing-PCS edventures.com Quick shop
Discover 3D Printing-PCS edventures.com
Edventures!

Discover 3D Printing

$ 195.00

Description

**CAD Camp, Discover SketchUp, and Discover 3D Priniting will all be undergoing minor modifications to mirror the changes made to the SketchUp 3D modeling software in 2017. These 3 products are still fully compatible in their current state with the 2017 SketchUp update**

3D printing is a rapid prototyping technology that has become very useful in the past few years. It allows a computer model to quickly come to life by adding layer upon layer of material in whatever shape you can imagine! to make such models, you must know to use design software. SketchUp is one of these softwares. 

3D printing allows the construction of very fast, unique and complex models. Manufacturers, engineers, artists and even hobbyists can create any models they can imagine. The only limit is the ability to create the file needed for the 3D printer. Learn how to create more complex and imaginative models with new drawing tools, model managing methods and ideas for applying 3D printing.

Grades: 4-8
Students: Up to 2 per kit
Contact Hours: 20+

Recommended Educational Settings:
  • After-school programs
  • Libraries and makerspaces
  • At home learning
  • Classrooms:
    • Computer class or tech ed
    • Station in open learning environment
Curriculum

Available as LABCards only

LABCards
In student-driven classrooms, after-school programs, or home learning environments, LABCards enable students to track their progress towards concept mastery with our LABCards point system! Each LABCard was formatted to include 2 step-by-step projects, 2 challenges and 1 final design project. 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! 

With the use of the PCS LABCards, educators can take advantage of a differentiated instruction model where challenging concepts are broken down so that students can quickly master skills and move at their own pace towards a final performance task design project. 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.

The LABCard approach is intended to provide educators with a tool that enables a more student-directed experience. Educators are more empowered to provide more 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. 

Learning Objectives

Edventures LABCards come in a pack of 25 cards, 5 cards in each level.  For every level there is one overview card and 4 project cards. The project cards are formatted to include 2 step-by-step projects, 2 challenges, and 1 final design project. 

Learning Objectives by Level

Level 1: Essential Tools for 3D Modeling

• Drawing Tools and 3D Shapes
• Make Copies and Undo Mistakes
• Keyboard Shortcuts
• Use Plugins to Export STL Files

Level 2: Modeling Efficiently
• Advanced Selection Tools
• Create Groups and Fix Mesh
• Guidelines and Constraints
• Linear and Radial Arrays


Level 3: Tips and Tricks for 3D Printing
• Tessellation and Part Tolerance
• Supports and Rounded Corners
• 3D Text and Text Inlays
• Solid Inspector and Follow Me Tool

Level 4: Advanced Tools for 3D Printing
• Find and Import STL Files
• Edge Softening and Styles
• Import and Trace Images
• Puzzle Cube and Shape Bender Extension

    Assessment

    The Mastery-Based Point System

    With the use of the PCS LABCards, educators can take adavantage of a differentiated instruction model where challenging concepts are broken down so that students can quickly master skills and move at their own pace towards a final performance task design project. 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.

    The LABCard approach is intended to provide educators with a tool that enables a more student-directed experience. Educators are more empowered to provide more 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 model. 

    Standards & Alignment

    Each unit of PCS LABCards is aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and are designed to help students build higher-level critical thinking and problem-solving skills. We also list 21st Century Skills and Habits of Mind that we've found to be critical to the success of generations of Edventures engineers. These habits and skills were developed to give students the tools they need to meet the challenges of living in a globalized world of constant learning and change.

    Spec Sheet

    Click image below to view PDF file.

    Discover 3D Printing Spec Sheet

    Discover SketchUp-PCS edventures.com Quick shop
    Discover SketchUp-PCS edventures.com
    Edventures!

    Discover SketchUp

    $ 195.00

    Description

    **CAD Camp, Discover SketchUp, and Discover 3D Priniting will all be undergoing minor modifications to mirror the changes made to the SketchUp 3D modeling software in 2017. These 3 products are still fully compatible in their current state with the 2017 SketchUp update**

    SketchUp is a 3D modeling program for applications like architecture, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design.  Being skilled in 3D modellng is a valuable skill set.

    The ability to create and manipulate objects with precision is a key component to any 3D modeling program. The focus of this level is to create and display objects with precision. This allows for fast, and more accurate modelling.

    Discover SketchUp LABCards (4 Levels) with 5 cards each level.  Printed on Xerox® NeverTear Paper and packaged in a poly-pocket sleeve for easy access and storage.

    Each LABCard was formatted to include 2 project-based lessons, 2 challenges, and 1 final design project. 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! 

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

    Grades: 4-8
    Students: Up to 2 per set
    Contact Hours: 30+
    Curriculum

    Available as LABCards only.

    LABCards are designed for  student-driven classrooms, after-school programs, or home learning environments, LABCards enable students to track their progress towards concept mastery with our LABCards point system! Each LABCard was formatted to include 2 step-by-step projects, 2 challenges and 1 final design project. 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! 

    With the use of the PCS LABCards, educators can take advantage of a differentiated instruction model where challenging concepts are broken down so that students can quickly master skills and move at their own pace towards a final performance task design project. 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.

    The LABCard approach is intended to provide educators with a tool that enables a more student-directed experience. Educators are more empowered to provide more 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. 

    Learning Objectives

    PCS LABCards come in a pack of 25 cards, 5 cards in each level.  For every level there is one overview card and 4 project cards. The project cards are formatted to include 2 step-by-step projects, 2 challenges, and 1 final design project. 

    Level I

    • Open, Hover/Tools and Shapes/Click-Click
    • Push/Pull, Save, Redo/Undo and Line
    • Move/Axis/Orbit and Color/Texture
    • Follow Me, Copy/Eraser and Warehouse

    Level II

    • Color Translucent, Windows, Shift Lock/Arrow Lock
    • Copy - Radial and Linear Array, Offset
    • Arches/Doors, Closing Shapes
    • Multiple Displays

    Level III

    • Exact Size, Component/Component Window
    • Group/Editing Group Component
    • Stickiness, Nested Components
    • Rotation Handles, Entity Info

    Level IV

    • Keyboard Shortcuts, Download/Import Picture
    • Exploding Image, Edge Styles
    • 3D Text, Intersect Faces
    • Shift/Ctrl Select, Perspective/Parallel Projection
    Standards & Alignment

    Each unit of PCS LABcards is aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and are designed to help students build higher-level critical thinking and problem-solving skills. We also list 21st Century Skills and Habits of Mind that we've found to be critical to the success of generations of Edventures engineers. These habits and skills were developed to give students the tools they need to meet the challenges of living in a globalized world of constant learning and change.

    Common Core

    • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.G.A.1: Compose two-dimensional shapes or three-dimensional shapes to create a composite shape.
    • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.RP.A.2: Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes.
    • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3: Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures.
    • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7: Use information gained from illustrations and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text.CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.B.5: Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components.CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.G.A.2: Draw (with technology) geometric shapes with given conditions.
    • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.MG.A.3: Apply geometric methods to solve design problems (e.g., designing an object or structure to satisfy physical constraints).

    Habits of Mind:   Striving for Accuracy   ·   Persisting   ·   Thinking and Communication with Clarity and Precision

    Next Generation Science Standards

    • K-2 ETS 1-2.: Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
    • K-2 ETS 1-1.: Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
    • 3-5 ETS 1-2.: Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
    • 4-PS4-3.: Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information.
    • MS-ETS1-2.: Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
    • HS-ETS 1-2.: Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems.
    • HS-ETS 1-3.: Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs.
    • HS-ETS 1-4: Use a computer simulation to model the impact of proposed solutions to a complex real-world problem with numerous criteria and constraints on interactions.
    Assessment

    The Mastery-Based Point System

    With the use of the PCS LABCards, educators can take advantage of a differentiated instruction model where challenging concepts are broken down so that students can quickly master skills and move at their own pace towards a final performance task design project. 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.

    The LABCard approach is intended to provide educators with a tool that enables a more student-directed experience. Educators are more empowered to provide more 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 model.

    Each unit of PCS Labcards is aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and are designed to help students build higher-level critical thinking and problem-solving skills. We also list 21st Century Skills and Habits of Mind that we've found to be critical to the success of generations of Edventures engineers. These habits and skills were developed to give students the tools they need to meet the challenges of living in a globalized world of constant learning and change.

    Engineering Design Process

    Engineering design is all about the on-going process of planning, testing, and refining solutions, or the method of iteration. Learners typically begin by going about developing solution in one of two equally flawed ways. The first and most common is the "guess and check" or "trial and error" method.  Let's guess and see how close we get, then guess again, and again, and again, until the problem is solved.  Although students do tend to improve their estimation skills over time, this process can consume huge amounts of time and becomes highly inefficient. Other students take the opposite, purely analytical, approach, trying to work out a beautifully flawless solution on paper before ever testing it out.  This approach also becomes frustrating and ineffective, as students can never perfectly account for all the complexity and unpredictability of testing in the real world. The engineering design process guides students to a dynamic balance that involves both thoughtful planning and iterative testing, allowing them to create working solutions to any challenge.

    Spec Sheet

    Click image below to view PDF file.

    Discover SketchUp Spec Sheet 

    Discover STEM LAB Grades 5-6-PCS edventures.com Quick shop
    Discover STEM LAB Grades 5-6-PCS edventures.com
    Discover STEM LAB Grades 5-6-PCS edventures.com
    Discover STEM LAB Grades 5-6-PCS edventures.com
    Discover STEM LAB Grades 5-6-PCS edventures.com
    Discover STEM LAB Grades 5-6-PCS edventures.com
    Discover STEM LAB Grades 5-6-PCS edventures.com
    Edventures!

    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

     

    Spec Sheet

    Click image below to view PDF file.

    Discover Drones Quick shop

    Edventures!

    Discover Drones

    from $ 2,995.00

    Discover Drones
    Discover Drones
    Discover Drones-PCS edventures.com
    Discover Drones-PCS edventures.com
    Discover Drones-PCS edventures.com
    Discover Drones-PCS edventures.com
    Discover Drones-PCS edventures.com
    Edventures!

    Discover Drones

    $ 2,995.00

    Description

    ** Product is currently unavailable. We are accepting purchase orders at this time to be fulfilled when Discover Drones becomes available in late March. Call us at (800) 429-3110, or send us an email at sales@edventures.com for details**

    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+

    Materials Included (Club)

    2 Premium PCS educational drones, RubiQ
    • 250 quadcopter
    • FPV camera
    • GPS
    • Built-in accelerometer, barometer and compass
    • Brushless 2200KV Motors With Built-In ESC
    • Programmable RGB LED Board
    • 3S LiPo

    All parts and tools needed for assembly

    2 radio controllers with ability to tether

    2 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 Premium PCS educational drones, RubiQ
    • 250 quadcopter
    • FPV camera
    • GPS
    • Built-in accelerometer, barometer and compass
    • Brushless 2200KV Motors With Built-In ESC
    • Programmable RGB LED Board
    • 3S LiPo

    All parts and tools needed for assembly

    2 radio controllers with ability to tether

    2 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

    Click image below to view PDF

    Discover Robotics Duo - Programming & Physics-PCS edventures.com Quick shop
    Discover Robotics Duo - Programming & Physics-PCS edventures.com
    Discover Robotics Duo - Programming & Physics-PCS edventures.com
    Discover Robotics Duo - Programming & Physics-PCS edventures.com
    Discover Robotics Duo - Programming & Physics-PCS edventures.com
    PCS edventures.com

    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

    Click image below to view PDF file.

    Discover Robotics and Programming Spec Sheet

     

    Discover Physics Spec Sheet

    Click image below to view PDF file.

    Discover Robotics and Programming