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3DIC - Discover Engineering Software

$ 9.95

Compatible with iOS or Android operating systems, 3DIC™ can be uploaded onto any mobile device. Each Discover Engineering Kit comes with 2 licenses (or downloads) of the 3DIC™, meaning you have the ability to download 3DIC™ onto two separate devices. You can also purchase additional individual licenses to download 3DIC™ onto more devices.

To purchase additional downloads, enter the quantity desired below. Once you have been directed through the payment process, a download page will be available where you may select which operating system and version you would like to download to your device.

All downloads will be managed through the account you have setup with a username and password. This gives you the flexibility to purchase licenses and then return to the site later to download them via your account.

Grades: 4-8
Students: Unlimited
Contact Hours: 12+

 

 

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60 Seconds or Less Camp

$ 129.00

Description

In this action-packed camp, Students channel their inner competitive spirit to complete 60 second challenges that reinforce specific STEM principles.  From exploring energy conservation by rolling marbles over tape to understanding the power of air pressure by making cups fly, each day, learners utilize household items and micro-challenges to demonstrate the expansive world of STEM.

As the challenges in 60 Seconds or Less Camp become progressively more difficult, students need to think fast, move quickly and apply the real-world principles they’ve learned in order to earn the honor of being called a true STEM champion!

Digital Download for 60 Seconds or Less Camp only $129!
Curriculum Sample

Grades: 6-8
Students: Up to 30
Contact Hours: 12+

Recommended Settings: 

  • Summer camps 
  • Elementary classrooms 
  • After-school programs 

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
      • Sterilite tub (25 gal) - 1 
      • #2 pencils (pack of 12) - 4
      • Ziploc bags (1 gal) - 8 
      • Balloons - 75 
      • Bath mats - 8
      • Standard playing cards - 26 
      • Wooden clothes pins - 25
      • Craft sticks - 300
      • Plastic cups 16 pack (16 oz) - 11
      • Wooden dowels (24" x 5/16") - 5
      • Dry erase markers - 11 
      • Dry erase pockets - 10
      • Feathers - 16 
      • Headbands - 5
      • Plastic horseshoes - 30 
      • Marbles (20 pack) - 8 
      • Metal washers - 80 
      • Nerf Vortex Discs - 15 
      • Raw penne noodles (1 lb) - 1 
      • Raw spaghetti noodles (1 lb) - 1
      • Pencil sharpeners - 5
      • Ping pong balls - 125
      • Plastic eggs - 20 
      • Popcorn tubs - 5
      • Rubber bands - 250 
      • Plastic ruler (12")
      • Scissors - 1
      • Plastic spoons - 50 
      • Stopwatches - 10
      • String (450 ft) - 1
      • Double-sided tape - 1
      • Masking tape (60 yds) - 5 
      • Plastic trash cans - 5
      • 60 Seconds or Less Camp Instructor guide
      • 60 Seconds or Less Camp Challenge Guide and KWL - 30
      • Full set of student pages- 130 
      Digital Download is for Instructor Curriculum only, which includes master copies for build cards and all student curriculum sheets.
      Includes:
      • Curriculum for 12 activities. Each activity can accommodate a 1 hour segment, or can be adjusted for different time blocks
      • 60 Seconds or Less Instructor Manual
      • Camp background information
      • Collaboration and discussion tips
      • Lesson extensions for differentiation
      • Activity and assessment materials
      • Materials list to complete camp

      Each Activity Guide Includes:

      • Materials List
      • Schedule of Activities
      • Topic Background Information & Vocabulary
      • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
      • Opening & Closing Discussion Questions
      • Extension Activities
      Curriculum Topics

      Lesson Titles:

      1. Start Your Timers
      2. The Wind Blows
      3. Rolling Along
      4. Forks and Spoons
      5. In and Over
      6. Ready, Aim, Fire!
      7. How Fast Can You Move?
      8. Can You Fly?
      9. Blowing In The Wind
      10. Which Way Will It Go?
      11. It Makes Sense
      12. You Up For A Challenge?

          Spec Sheet

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          Academy of Engineering Books

          $ 129.00

          Book 1: Simple Machines Series

          This original, awesome curriculum includes 8 full units of Simple Machines. Each unit is comprised of 5 projects that naturally take a student from beginning exploration to mastery as they first do step by step builds, graduate to open ended challenges and conclude with a culminating personal project that demonstrates mastery.

          Grades 5-12

          Lessons:

          Unit Subject Project 1 Project 2 Challenge 1 Challenge 2
          1 Levers Block Flipper Find The Fulcrum Super Block Flipper Wheelbarrow
          2 Inclined Planes Rise Over Run Ramp & Work Handicapped Access Marble Jump
          3 Wheel & Axle Doorknob Cart & Launcher Tire Design Bigger, Better, Faster
          4 Pulleys Pulley Frame Crane Weightlifting Extending Ladder
          5 Worm Gear & Wedge Snow Plow Worm Gear Spaghetti Chopper Build A Wench
          6 Compound Machines Double Lever Stamper Workshop Vice Buid An Ink Stamper Vice Printing Press
          7 Work Formula Work Experiment Build & Calibrate Fish Scale Work & Inclined Planes Use Work Formula
          8 Trebuchet Fixed Counterwight Swinging Counterweight Great Cup Fling Compound Machine Trebuchet

          Book 2: Power Transfer Series

          This comprehensive treatment for fischertechnik users addresses multiple methods of mechanical power transfer. Each unit is comprised of 5 projects that naturally take a student from beginning exploration to mastery as they first do step by step builds, graduate to open ended challenges and conclude with a culminating personal project that demonstrates mastery.

          Lessons:

          Unit Subject Project 1 Project 2 Challenge 1 Challenge 2
          1 Belt Drive Build A Belt Drive Stress-O-Matic Dual Belt Drive Conveyor Belt
          2 Chain Drive Build A Chain Drive Chain-Driven Trolley Conveyor II Chain Drive Buggy
          3 Idler Gears Not So Idle Idler Gears Vertical Idler Egg Beater World's Longest Idler Gear
          4 Universal Joints Amazing Universal Joint Up & Over Universal Drive Shaft Oscillating Fan
          5 90 Degree Turns Crowning The Corner Bevel To Bevel Tight Turns In A Helicopter Racing 90 Degreen Turns
          6 Flexible Systems Flexible Power Transmission Long Distance Power Transfer Pinball Flipper Flexible Excavator
          7 Offsets & Rotating Levers Offset Lever Intermittent Power Crankset Hole Puncher
          8 Combined Power Train Combined Drive Flashy Chassis Power Transfer Vehicle Ultimate Power Train

          Book 3: Gear Train Series

          This volume is another comprehensive treatment for fischertechnik users addressing all important aspects of gear train construction including the math applications. Each unit is comprised of 5 projects that naturally take a student from beginning exploration to mastery as they first do step by step builds, graduate to open ended challenges and conclude with a culminating personal project that demonstrates mastery.

          Lessons:

          Unit Subject Project 1 Project 2 Challenge 1 Challenge 2
          1 Gear Reduction Gearing Down Itty Bitty Winch Paper Crinkler More Power
          2 Power Ratios Souped-Up Cruiser Amazing Rolling Windmill Drag Racers Who's The Strongest
          3 Speed Ratios A Few Quick Turns Blown Away By Speed Ratios Buzz Saw Goal Kicker
          4 Worm Gear Reduction A Clever Hoist A Helping Hand Wheelin' With The Worm Worm Driven Gate
          5 Reduction with Belts & Chains The Claw: Belt Version The Claw: Chain Version Crossing Guard: Belt Version Crossing Guard: Chain Version
          6 Gear Transmission Forward & Reverse Three-Speed Transmission Worm Gear Transmission Four-Speed Transmission Or Six?
          7 Torque & Horsepower Torque Horsepower More Motors, More Torque More Power To You
          8 Drive Trains Tractor Sled The Tractor Test Your Tractor Pull That Bottle
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          BrickLAB Activity Cards

          $ 19.95

          U.S. History

          When teaching US History, Government, and/or Patriotism, the BrickLab and the US History Activity Cards bring Washington DC to life in your classroom. From the White House to the Mayflower, these fun and challenging brick builds enliven students and promote creative designs for additional builds. 

          Designed for Elementary Students, each of the five cards offer one step-by-step build and three additional themed models. In addition, there is a corresponding Teacher Resource card that provides extension activities in Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literacy and a cooperative STEM activity. 

          Winter/Holiday

          The holidays are a magical time of year and the BrickLab Holiday Activity Cards brighten up any educational setting and warm the outside. These cool and stimulating brick builds promote innovation and encourage students to explore their own creativity. 

          Designed for Elementary Students, each of the five cards offer one step-by-step build and three additional themed models. In addition, there is a corresponding Teacher Resource card that provides extension activities in Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literacy and a cooperative STEM activity. 

          Grades K-4

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          BrickLAB Brain Builders Camp

          $ 129.00

          Description

          Let’s build better brains! Using bricks to enhance learning, this camp focuses on communication and teamwork as students tackle exercises in social studies, geography, history and biology, all while constructing, collaborating and learning together. Using brain-building logic puzzles to develop new problem-solving skills, each day of camp introduces fresh and exciting STEM concepts to the class.

          Students engage in stimulating science and engineering challenges by using logic to determine patterns, construct unique BrickLAB designs to withstand outside forces and translate abstract ideas into concrete models! From structures to puzzles, BrickLAB Brain Builders is a sure-fire way to introduce fun and interactive learning into any setting. 

          Digital Download for BrickLAB Brain Builders Camp only $129.00!
          Curriculum Sample

          *If you already own an Edventures BrickLAB, the digital curriculum download is a great way to utilize what you already have.  Using your BrickLAB and supplementing with a few additional materials, (seen in the Includes tab) you are ready to get started with your BrickLAB Brain Builders Camp adventure! Digital download is for Instructor Curriculum only, which includes master copies for all student curriculum sheets.

          Grades: 1-3
          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
              • Sterilite tube with lid (10 gal) - 2
              • PCS BrickLAB - 1
              • Brick separator - 1 
              • Dry erase markers - 15 
              • Dry erase pockets - 15
              • Headbands (blindfolds) - 15
              • Muslin bags - 15
              • Stopwatch - 1
              • Cloth tape measure - 15
              • The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs - 1
              • Where in the Wild by David M Schwartz - 1 
              • Full set of student handouts - 15 
              • Puzzles and Logic Instructor Guide - 1
              • Charade build cards set - 32

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

              Includes:

              • PCS BrickLAB - over 7,000 high quality building bricks.
              • Curriculum for 12 activities. Each activity can accommodate a 1 hour segment, or can be adjusted for different time constraints.
              • Charade Build Cards
              • Blindfolds
              • Student Activity Guides
              • Game Boards
              • Score Cards
              • Build Plans
              • Dry Erase Markers
              • And More!

              Each Activity Guide Includes:

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

              Lesson Titles:

              1. No Peeking
              2. Huh?
              3. Guess What!
              4. I Love My Town
              5. Citizenship
              6. Living Things
              7. Mirror Mirror
              8. Grow
              9. Hide and Seek
              10. Huff 'n' Puff
              11. Load It Up
              12. Keep Out
              Standards & Alignment

              Next Generation Science Standards

              NGSS K-LSI-1 Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including Humans) need to survive.
              NGSS K-2-ETS1-1 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.
              NGSS K-2-ETS1-2 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.
              NGSS 2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

              Common Core Math and English Language Arts Standards

              CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
              CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.3 Gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood by asking and answering questions about what a speaker says.
              CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.4 Successful presentation of information requires students to identify, organize, and express concepts and ideas. It may involve digital media and visual display of data to convey information and enhance audience understanding.
              CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas.
              CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.6 Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
              CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.1 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
              CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.G.A.3 Recognize a line of symmetry on a two-dimensional figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.

              Habits of Mind

              • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
              • Creating, Imagining, Innovating
              • Finding Humor
              • Listening With Understanding and Empathy
              • Managing Impulsivity
              • Persisting
              • Striving for Accuracy
              • Taking Responsible Risks
              • Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
              • Thinking Flexibly
              • Thinking Interdependently

              21st Century Skills

              • 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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              BrickLAB BrickPACK

              $ 59.95

              Description

              Already have curriculum in your classroom or after-school program that would benefit from the incorporation of hands-on manipulatives? BrickLAB BrickPACK is the solution for you! With over 6,500 bricks in the pack, over 30 students can be building simultaneously. From bridges, to habitats, to maps and more bricks can be used in almost every subject or activity! Bricks can even make mathematics more tangible for students to understand at a variety of levels.

              In addition, according to the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA), “recent research on learning finds that many students learn best in experiential way--by doing rather than only seeing or hearing--and the study of technology emphasized and capitalizes on such active learning,” (2007). More and more instructors are moving towards  hands-on learning and ways to make their lessons increasingly interactive. The most simple and versatile way to make this a reality in your classroom is to purchase the BrickLAB BrickPACK!

              Instantly make your current curriculum regime a hands-on learning experience for every student. Whether you have a wide array of student needs, or not, bricks bring students together to encourage imagination, innovation, collaboration, problem-solving and more. Recommended for students in grades 1-6, the BrickLAB BrickPACK has an unlimited amount of uses! If you are looking for accompanying curriculum, check out the BrickLAB After-school or BrickLAB Classroom sets!

              Choose from the classic colors BrickPACK or the vibrant colors!

               

               

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              BrickLAB Charade Card Set

              $ 19.95

              Description
              So popular in our camps that we had to put them on the website!  With these building charades cards, children can build with so many awesome things with LEGO or PCS Bricks.  Play charades with your friends or simply build, these cards are a great way to get into building.  The deck comes with 32 builds, 16 easy and 16 hard.  Kids of all ages have a blast when building with PCS Brick Charades.
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              BrickLAB Core/Classroom Curriculum

              $ 129.00

              Description

              Bring bricks to your classroom to engage students with exciting Project-Based Learning activities that make learning fun! BrickLAB Core was developed specifically for grades 1-6 and is aligned with a variety of national standards to help strengthen Common Core skills like science, math, social studies and literacy (see Alignments tab for more information). Based on the Madeline Hunter Lesson Model, BrickLAB Classroom reinforces knowledge by teaching concepts repetitively in new ways to develop increased neural pathways in each learner's brain, therefore solidifying new concepts.

              These printed curriculum books for the instructor The BrickLAB Core/Classroom kit are a rich resource that brings the Common Core to life in your classroom and enables you to teach up to 30 students simultaneously. Improve student’s retention, engagement and test scores by incorporating bricks into the learning process. Pair them with BrickLAB Brick Set or perhaps an already existing BrickLAB in your facility!

              By using bricks to encourage hands-on thinking and creativity, students pursue a variety of exciting and diverse topics from habitats, spatial relationships, map building, storytelling and more. Why teach topics like science, math, social studies and literacy in a 2-Dimensional fashion when you can turn all of them into engaging 3-Dimensional projects? Make the change to experiential Project-Based Learning today with PCS Edventures BrickLAB Core/Classroom Curriculum!

              Grades: 1-6
              Students: Up to 30
              Contact Hours: 12+
              Alignments

              The BrickLAB Classroom set was developed by PCS Edventures to bring Common Core subjects to life for students, and to help teachers improve test scores. It is aligned with standards set by the following education associations: International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

              The standards laid out by the ITEEA are concerned with technological literacy including how students develop an understanding of what technology is, how it affects the environment, its impact on the human race and the wide array of technologies used in industries today. In a technologically reliant society, the ITEEA stresses 21st Century understanding of the evolution of technology and how it has the ability to shape the future.

              The NCTM is a devoted association which developed one of the first rigorous set of standards which emphasizes college and career readiness in the 21st Century. The group realizes the effectiveness of a program is heavily reliant upon careful organization when assessing and teaching students mathematics, and has therefore set forth good practices for teachers, administrators and parents to create a powerful mathematics education.

              Focusing on the ten themes of social studies, the NCSS standards have laid out standards to support and teach these themes, which include: 1) culture; 2) time, continuity and change; 3) people, places and environments; 4) individual development and identity; 5) individuals, groups and institutions; 6) power, authority and governance; 7) production, distribution and consumption; 8) science, technology and society; 9) global connections; and 10) civic ideals and practices. The NCSS highlights the importance of what they call “civic competence” and how to instill it in future generations.

              Finally, the NCTE has developed a series of Guiding Visions in addition to their list of standards which help all students have the opportunity and resources to develop adequate language skills to be successful in life. The association believes that literacy growth begins before children start school and should be diversified with a mixture of activities beyond reading and writing. Their standards are meant to facilitate innovation and creativity which are essential to teaching and learning Language Arts.

              As evident, the standards used to develop BrickLAB Classroom are extensive and subject diverse. It is one of the most sophisticated and versatile educational tools which can be utilized at the elementary and middle school levels. For more information on the following standards lists, visit their websites to read their entire list of alignments.

              Sources

              National Curriculum Standards for the Social Studies. (2010, September 17). Retrieved from http://www.socialstudies.org/standards

              NCTE / IRA Standards for the English Language Arts. (2012, November 1). Retrieved from http://www.ncte.org/standards/ncte-ira

              Principals and Standards for School Mathematics. (2000). Retrieved from http://www.nctm.org/Standards-and-Positions/Principles-and-Standards/

              Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology, Third Edition. (2007). Retrieved from http://www.iteea.org/TAA/PDFs/xstnd.pdf

               

              Curriculum Topics

               

              Spec Sheet

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              BrickLAB Core/Classroom Sets

              $ 699.00

              Description

              Bring bricks to your classroom to engage students with exciting Project-Based Learning activities that make learning fun! BrickLAB Core was developed specifically for grades 1-6 and is aligned with variety of national standards to help strengthen Common Core skills like science, math, social studies and literacy (see Alignments tab for more information). Based on the Madeline Hunter Lesson Model, BrickLAB Classroom reinforces knowledge by teaching concepts repetitively in new ways to develop increased neural pathways in each learner's brain, therefore solidifying new concepts.

              With over 6,500 bricks, and a printed curriculum book for the instructor The BrickLAB Core set is a rich resource that brings the Common Core to life in your classroom and enables you to teach up to 30 students simultaneously. Improve student’s retention, engagement and test scores by incorporating bricks into the learning process.

              By using bricks to encourage hands-on thinking and creativity, students pursue a variety of exciting and diverse topics from habitats, spatial relationships, map building, storytelling and more. Why teach topics like science, math, social studies and literacy in a 2-Dimensional fashion when you can turn all of them into engaging 3-Dimensional projects? Make the change to experiential Project-Based Learning today with PCS Edventures BrickLAB Core set!

              Grades: 1-6 (One grade level per purchase, additional grades sold separately)
              Students: Up to 30
              Contact Hours: 12+
              • Supports 30 Students
              • 6,540 Building Bricks: 6 different sizes and 8 different colors
              • 45 Base Plates
              • 2-10 Gallon Sterilite Tubs
              • Curriculum Notebook complete with 12 Madeline Hunter style lesson plans: 3 in Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literacy.
              • Aligned to National and Common Core Standards
              • Non-consumable and Durable
              Curriculum Topics

               

              Alignments

              The BrickLAB Classroom set was developed by PCS Edventures to bring Common Core subjects to life for students, and to help teachers improve test scores. It is aligned with standards set by the following education associations: International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

              The standards laid out by the ITEEA are concerned with technological literacy including how students develop an understanding of what technology is, how it affects the environment, its impact on the human race and the wide array of technologies used in industries today. In a technologically reliant society, the ITEEA stresses 21st Century understanding of the evolution of technology and how it has the ability to shape the future.

              The NCTM is a devoted association which developed one of the first rigorous set of standards which emphasizes college and career readiness in the 21st Century. The group realizes the effectiveness of a program is heavily reliant upon careful organization when assessing and teaching students mathematics, and has therefore set forth good practices for teachers, administrators and parents to create a powerful mathematics education.

              Focusing on the ten themes of social studies, the NCSS standards have laid out standards to support and teach these themes, which include: 1) culture; 2) time, continuity and change; 3) people, places and environments; 4) individual development and identity; 5) individuals, groups and institutions; 6) power, authority and governance; 7) production, distribution and consumption; 8) science, technology and society; 9) global connections; and 10) civic ideals and practices. The NCSS highlights the importance of what they call “civic competence” and how to instill it in future generations.

              Finally, the NCTE has developed a series of Guiding Visions in addition to their list of standards which help all students have the opportunity and resources to develop adequate language skills to be successful in life. The association believes that literacy growth begins before children start school and should be diversified with a mixture of activities beyond reading and writing. Their standards are meant to facilitate innovation and creativity which are essential to teaching and learning Language Arts.

              As evident, the standards used to develop BrickLAB Classroom are extensive and subject diverse. It is one of the most sophisticated and versatile educational tools which can be utilized at the elementary and middle school levels.

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              Spec Sheet

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