STEM Pathway

Students learn by doing. Every grade can have investigation, engineering design, and coding with easy to teach Elective Courses that embed 21st Century skills, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Learn More

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STEM Lab Stations

Encourage communication and collaboration with 2 or 3 students at a STEM Lab station. Turn-key solutions for classes, makerspaces, or clubs. Learn More

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STEM Courses

Create high-demand Elective STEM courses in grades 6-12. For grades PK-5, meet new NGSS standards with STEM and coding lessons in classrooms or after school programs. Learn More  

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STEM PD

Any teacher can become a STEM teacher with support and personalized hands-on PD covering the NGSS three dimensions of science learning and implementing our STEM courses. Learn More

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STEM Support

Friendly experts that teachers can rely on, support throughout the year and in getting started, interacting with IT staff, and ensuring a smooth STEM roll-out with existing or new technology. Learn More

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Elementary (Grades K-5)

Explore coding, engineering, and problem solving with fun robots and STEAM curriculum. 
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High (Grades 9-12)

Engage students with coding, electronics, and engineering. STEM combined with real job skills.
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Middle (Grades 6-8)

Activate learning with fun robots, curriculum, and hands-on activities for STEAM programs.
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Home School & Self-Study

Robots with self-paced lessons for coding, mechatronics, electronics, and engineering self-study.
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STEM K-12 Solutions:

Exploring Robotics provides a K-12 Robotics Pathway of Courses with hands-on robots and makerspace kits, STEM curricula, PD, and support for teachers.  We find the best robots and MakerSpace Kits that stand up to classroom abuse, develop curriculum that is aligned to standards, and provide it as a package of products and services to schools (public and private). We have a package for every grade from K to 12, and are resellers for several brands of robots including Dash/Dot, Ozobot, Cubelets, Boe-Bot and littleBits. We help schools improve education so that every student and teacher has STEM success!

We have over 500 schools as Clients, provided PD to more than 750 teachers, and have served thousands of students. 

Our goal is to serve over a Million students by 2020!

We bring engaging, rugged robots into the classroom and after school enrichment programs where all students can learn coding and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) concepts with fun robots. Students are excited to learn coding with robots, and follow the engineering design process as they use PBL and makerspace kits to invent and develop real-world solutions to societal problems.   

The robots, makespace kits, and Easy to Teach STEM Curriculum can be used in multiple classes per day in Elementary and Secondary schools, as fits with the school academic schedule, and also used in after school STEM enrichment programs. The curriculum is online and the license is per course (only number of students signing in, not all students in the school). This provides flexibility for scheduling and substantial savings when compared to other STEM programs.

The lessons are aligned to NGSS, Math, ELA, and CSTA standards, and teachers can choose lessons to focus on particular topics. Utilizing an inquiry-based format built on the Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate (5E) lesson model, students explore STEM through hands-on, applied technology and project-based learning (PBL).

Elementary teachers use the robots in math, science, language arts, history, art, or in a learning lab or makerspace to engage students.The lessons include cross-curricula projects and provide performance task activities for Math test prep. The robots are pre-assembled which means it is fast to get started, and easy to move them from one class to another. Students get into coding activities sooner, and all students are engaged in learning while having fun. This program will vary across districts based on rotation and number of students at the elementary school. Accessory kits provide everything needed to complete the lessons: batteries, chargers, math tools, drawing/art tools, and science tools. 

Middle and High School STEM lessons are self-paced online instruction for students. This program enhances STEM efforts by building instruction into the core academic classes or creating an elective class (CTE, STEM, Science, Math, CS, or Engineering) that matches a career pathway or small learning community. Programming and coding is integrated into each course, and students gain progressively more complex skills as they advance. The lessons can be integrated into the regular teaching day for Physical Science or Math.  Another option is for students to rotate through a designated learning lab on a rotation that aligns with a school master schedule throughout the day and visit the lab and its instructor as an Elective class. When students have completed our robotics pathway, they are prepared for STEM college and career options.

Administrators love the excellent Professional Development and support provided to teachers so they don't have to figure it out on their own. Our instructors have technology backgrounds and help with the hard stuff: getting started, setting up technology, lesson plans to fit schedules, and coding. The online lessons provide videos and step-by-step instructions for both teachers and students to learn coding and engineering at their own pace. The comprehensive curriculum makes these courses easy to teach and we believe any enthusiastic teacher or media specialist can do it, with our support.

"I am extremely impressed with the curriculum design(ease of navigation and pertinent information) and tangible applications of electronics into the BoeBot Robot program! The students will learn the basics and fundamentals of electronic components, hardware, programming and also apply that knowledge almost instantaneously.

I am also 110% satisfied with the availability and amount of support offered! This is by far one of the most thought out and in depth programs I have experienced!"

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See the  Top 10 Reasons Why Administrators, Teachers and Students love Exploring Robotics (printable brochure).

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Introduce Engineering & Coding with mBot

Create a robot building STEM Elective Course or teach a Unit in your Science class with this STEM Lab including Curriculum and PD recommended for grades 5-7. Students will:

  • Build the robot from a kit and learn about technology.
  • Learn engineering and physical science concepts with lessons aligned to NGSS standards.
  • Learn coding with Scratch drag and drop language with lessons aligned to CS-K12 standards.
  • Gain hands-on experience in how robots are assembled, controlled, and programmed. Learn technology concepts and skills with lessons aligned to ISTE standards.
  • Operate the robot in manual control mode, obstacle avoidance mode, or line following mode. Gain 21st Century skills.
  • Participate in fun competitions where all students can demonstrate skills. Showcase your robots at a STEM family fun night or community event.

 

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STEAM Education with Fun Robots

mBot is a STEAM education robot for beginners, that makes teaching and learning robot programming simple and fun. With just a screwdriver and the step by step instructions and videos, children can build a robot from scratch and experience the joys of hands-on creation.

As they go, they will learn about physical science, engineering, the fundamentals of block-based programming, and develop their logical thinking and design skills. 

They think they are playing with robots, but are actually applying their math, ELA, and science fundamental knowledge and skills.  The confidence gained from succeeding in this Engineering course will encourage pursuit of more STEM courses and careers.

 

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Engaging Turn-Key STEM Labs

The materials for this STEM course are turn-key STEM Lab Stations for 1 to 3 students. To make it easy for teachers, we have assembled everything needed:Education STEM Lab Station

  • Robot: mBot kit with one add-on Module.
  • Software: Tablet App for coding to control the robot with Scratch. Online App for Chromebook or laptop.
  • Materials: Math tools, 4 AA batteries, art supplies and other accessories in a storage box for each team.
  • Lessons: Color printed instructions for hands-on activities and online worksheets.
  • Devices: Tablets or laptops (PC or Mac).
  • Teacher Lab Station with all of the above, STEM Curriculum with printed book, online lesson plans following 5E model, assessment tools, additional teacher resources, battery chargers, and support.

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Any Teacher Can Be A STEM Teacher

Exploring Robotics with mBot robots can be used by any teacher to engage students in STEM topics or teach coding. We make it easy to teach.

  • Coding with Robots introduces critical thinking, problem solving, the scientific method, algorithms, and more! Both the coding and engineering parts which may be new to teachers are provided as step-by-step lessons for students to follow with answer keys for the Teacher.
  • STEM lessons are adaptable to different age groups, and expandable for teaching additional concepts. 
  • Lessons are flexible to use in a class, maker space, or after school program with 15-20 minute activities.
  • STEM Teacher Professional Development  is personalized, job-embedded, and classroom-focused. Includes use of robots, introduction to coding, application of NGSS STEM concepts, and customized lesson plans. It is easy to schedule within typical school PD times, with no travel. Learn More
  • Teacher Support is provided throughout the term to make sure teachers are comfortable with the lessons, robots, and coding.

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Easy to Teach STEM Curriculum

Teacher-led lessons follow the 5-E learning model, are in fun themes and provide over 40 hours of STEAM and coding activities with worksheets, videos, and step-by-step instructions. Hands-on activities in 15-30 minutes are flexible for classes, clubs, after-school, or camps. Lessons are aligned to NGSS, CS-K12, ISTE, and CC standards.

  • Science: Apply the scientific method, NGSS engineering and physical science: light and sound waves, forces and interactions, energy, structure and properties of matter.
  • Technology: Coding; Analyze problems and design algorithms, use logic and develop reasoning, use variables, control, data analysis, sequence, debug, troubleshoot, understand impacts of computing: culture, social interactions.
  • Engineering: Apply NGSS engineering design with projects involving line following, avoiding obstacles, sensors, motors, calibration, and systems.
  • Arts: Writing, reading non-fiction works, timelines, story telling, STEM careers, and creating multimedia presentations.
  • Math: Reason abstractly and solve real world problems, equations, geometry, angles, diameter, distance, time, speed, measuring, converting measurements, and variables.

Contact Us to ask for a Custom Quote - special offers or discounts may be available for schools and clubs

 

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Get To Know Our Robots

 

These educational robots make learning fun and encourage learning STEM and coding for both boys and girls. Each robot has its own personality and function. Some robots are pre-assembled, some fit together without any assembly, some are EZ to assemble, and others provide more challenges.  
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Cubelets (K-5)

 Dash and Dot (K-5)

Codey Rocky (3-6)

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Ozobot (3-6)

Mbot (5-7)

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GiggleBot (6-8)

Go-Pi-Go (5-7)

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Airblock Drone (7-9)

GrovePi Inventions (6-8)

Boe-Bot (7-9)

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