STEAM Kit

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Gravity Maze

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It’s a maze game. It’s a marble game. Actually, it’s a gravity-powered logic maze game that builds reasoning skills and visual perception. The best part is – it’s fun to play and learn! Use the challenge cards to strategically place towers and create a path for your marble to reach the target.

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Makey Takey: Morse Code

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This kit is designed for use in the 4th classroom. This lesson was written to address the Next Gen. Science standard 4-PS4-3: Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information. The lesson plan can be found later in the record.

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Makey Takey: Forces and Motion

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This kit is designed for use in the 3rd grade classroom. This was designed to address the Next Gen. Science standard 3-PS2-1: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object. The accompanying lesson plan can be found later in this catalog record.

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Makey Takey: Data Analysis

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This kit is designed for whole group instruction with Kindergarten through 2nd grade classes. Students will measure the speed of two different vehicles as they travel down a track. Students will then compare and synthesize the results.

The lesson was written to address the Next Gen. Science standard K-2-ETS1-3: Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs. The accompanying lesson plan can be found later in this catalog record.

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Makey Takey: Shape Identification

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This kit is designed for use as a center activity with a Pre-K or Kindergarten class. This was designed to address the NY Common Core Math standards PK.G: Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles), and K.G: Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres). The accompanying lesson plan can be found later in the record.

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Makey Takey: Place Value

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This kit is designed for use in a center with a 1st grade class to address the NY Common Core Math standard 1.NBT.2: Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. During this lesson, students will determine which pressure switch activates each place value and put them in the correct order. Students will be given a two- or three-digit number (by the teacher), and students will activate the correct pressure switches to arrive at the correct number in the pre-created Scratch program.

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Makey Takey: Zoo Animals

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This kit is designed for use as a group project with a Pre-K or Kindergarten Class. This was designed to address the Next Gen. Science standards P-LS1-1: Observe familiar plants and animals (including humans) and describe what they need to survive, and K-ESS3-1: Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live. The lesson plan can be found later in the record.

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Bloxels (Single Set)

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Bloxels helps kids achieve their nearly universal desire to create video games (seriously, just ask any kid), rather than just playing them. By using the unique combination of hands-on toys and their love and understanding of classic video games, we've made video game creation accessible and fun for all ages. With Bloxels, you are the artist, the game designer, the storyteller, the programer, the publisher and the player. You are the 13-bit Builder.

littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets kits

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littleBits is an award-winning modular electronics platform that has put the power of electronics in the hands of everyone. Just snap them together—no soldering, programming, or wiring needed.
Please ensure that all components are included when returning kit.

Find Invention Guide here:
http://d2q6sbo7w75ef4.cloudfront.net/littleBits-GGK2-invention-guide.pdf

Makey Takey: Space Systems & Cycles

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This kit is designed to be used as the culminating class project to address the Next Gen. Science MS-ESS1-1 standard: Develop and use a model of the Earth-Sun-Moon to describe the cyclical patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons. The lesson plan can be found later in the record.

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Sphero SPRK+ Power Pack

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The SPRK+ Power Pack™ lets you charge, store, and carry SPRK+ robots by the dozen. Built with an integrated cooling system, your robots can charge safely all from one place. Included with the Power Pack are 12 shiny new SPRK+ robots, Turbo Covers, maze tape, and protractors, so the activities can get started anytime, anywhere.
What's In the Box:
Power Pack Charging Case with 7.5 foot power adapter cable
12x Sphero SPRK+
12x Inductive charging base with USB charging cables
12x Clear Turbo covers
12x Maze tape, 360 degree protractors

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IO Blocks Minis

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A mini sized version of the classic io Blocks.

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Green Screen Stand

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The Impact 12' Background Support System will support seamless paper up to 11' in width, as well as accommodate the 12' width of any brand of muslin background. Total weight distributed across the length of the crossbar should not exceed 20 lb.
The system consists of 2 heavy-duty professional support stands with 3 positive locking knobs and tubular legs, a sturdy 4 piece crossbar that snaps together with positive button locking devices, and a heavy-duty canvas carry bag.

Green Screen Backdrop

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The 9 x 10' Chroma Green Digital Background from Westcott is the perfect addition to any studio that needs chroma key. The convenient size is good for small groups or individual, full-length shots. The background features a pole pocket and grommets on all four sides for easy hanging.
See record for Green Screen Stand if you need the support for hanging the screen.

Lego StoryStarter Kit- Fairy Tales

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LEGO® Education StoryStarter is the helping hand that kick-starts pupils’ creativity and boosts their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Pupils work together to create and build stories with LEGO bricks and figures, then use the unique StoryVisualizer Software to visualize, write and communicate their work. StoryStarter is a hands-on tool that also inspires students to collaborate while creating and communicating their stories. It is an innovative way of teaching a wide range of essential skills, including:

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