We offer two unique kits - Building Better Bridges and Programming & Robotics that are designed around particular engineering and programming skills. Additionally, we have four cross cutting Modules that integrate the four components of STEM through an engineering design challenge in the life or physical sciences with a tangible product or process as the outcome.
An integrated approach to teaching students the fundamentals of engineering design and bridge construction. Included lab activities take students from basic concepts of tension and compression on beams to assembling structures that behave just as real world trusses and bridges do. This kit is great to use in conjunction with a traditional toothpick or balsa wood bridge building contest as students can learn the fundamentals of bridge engineering and then use what they've learned to build stronger trusses and bridges.
The included Wireless Load Cell (PS-3216) is designed to be placed anywhere in a structures to measure forces at that location.
Hardware and software work together to create an incredibly engaging, yet easy-to-use programming course. 23 lessons and projects covering beginning and intermediate programming, sensors, robotics, logic structures, optimization and performance testing and more.
Everything works right out of the box. Students can write easy code that gets the ErgoBot moving in less than 20 minutes and eventually build up to C-level programming language using logic and sensors.
Each of these discreet modules challenges students to combine Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts in pursuit of a solution to a particular challenge.
Each module is centered on an open-ended Challenge in which students are given the task of designing, constructing, and implementing the solution to an engineering problem. The Challenge is based on fundamental science concepts in one or more of the science and simulates a real world problem that a modern engineer might encounter, with similar design constraints.
The 4 STEM Modules are: