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
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
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
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
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
Elementary (Grades K-5)
Explore coding, engineering, and problem solving with fun robots and STEAM Curriculum Units. Learn More
High (Grades 9-12)
STEM for CTE - Engage students with Computer Science, Electronics, and Engineering combined with real job skills. Learn More
Middle (Grades 6-8)
Activate learning with fun robots, curriculum, and hands-on activities for STEM labs, science, and coding. Learn More
Home School & Self-Study
Robots with self-paced lessons for K-12 coding, science, electronics, and engineering self-study. Learn More
STEM K-12 Solutions:
Exploring Robotics is bringing coding with robots to K-12 schools.
We help educators teach coding with Integrated STEM by providing a K-12 STEM and Coding Pathway of Courses with hands-on robots and STEM labs, easy to teach courses, professional learning (PD) and support for teachers.
How we assist educators:
* One Exploring Robotics STEM course can often meet both the new CS requirements plus the new Science Engineering requirements for many states; a practical way to increase science test scores.
* As engineers and educators, we critically choose the best robots and MakerSpace kits for classroom use, develop curriculum with lessons aligned to standards, and provide turn-key STEM lab packages tailored to meet the STEM goals of schools (public and private).
* Every course includes hands-on activities, coding, real-world challenges, engineering design, and classroom competitions.
* Standards-aligned courses provide scaffolded coding opportunities for every grade.
* As authorized resellers of many STEM kits (including Dash, Ozobot, Cubelets, Cue, Boe-Bot, Scribbler, mBot, Codey-Rocky, Ultimate, GrovePi, Go-Pi-Go, and littleBits), we know robots. This means that teachers can rely on our tech-savvy team for both instructional and technical support.
* We support classrooms, makerspaces, home schools and after school programs with curriculum that is easy to use, engaging, and requires no background in engineering or coding to teach.
What we believe:
* The opportunity to learn coding with hands-on minds-on STEM labs should be available to every student.
* It is easier for many students to grasp complex concepts when they see their code make a robot do something, or create an invention that solves a real-world problem.
* STEM labs with PBL help educators instill 21st Century skills: engineering design, curiosity, creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and computational thinking.
* A rigorous curriculum that engages with art, music, stories, and dance along with engineering and coding challenges and examples of career opportunities can inspire all students (even girls)to pursue a STEM career. Although we call it STEM labs, we are really all about STEAM!
Our goal is to serve over a Million students by 2020!
We bring engaging, rugged robots into the classroomand after school enrichment programswhere all students can learn coding and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) concepts. 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, makerspace 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 STEM lab (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.
Every curriculum includes coding lessons aligned to standards, and teachers can choose lessons to focus on particular math or science 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). When students have completed this robotics STEM pathway, they are more likely to sign up for CTE programs in IT, STEM, and Engineering and are better prepared for STEM college and career options.
Elementary (K-5) teachers teach STEM Units in science, math or in a STEM learning lab or makerspace.
A STEM Unit of lessons includes cross-curricula activities and performance tasks. 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. Storage carts and charging stations are additional options to consider.
Enhance 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. Coding is integrated into each course, and students gain progressively more complex skills as they advance. The self-paced online 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 throughout the day and visit the lab and its instructor as an elective class.
Teachers don't have to figure it out on their own. Tech-savvy PD facilitators help with the hard stuff: getting started, setting up technology, lesson plans to fit schedules, introducing engineering and coding. Video conference sessions in 2 to 3 hrs are easy to schedule. Additionally, 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!"
E. Shotts, Warren County Schools
See the Top 10 Reasons Why Administrators, Teachers and Students love Exploring Robotics (printable brochure).
Teach Programming, Engineering, Math, and Science with Scribbler Robot
The pre-assembled Scribbler S3 robot is suitable for introducing programming with the Graphical User Interface (S3 GUI) tile-based programming tools which look like puzzle pieces. For advanced students, it can also be programmed with Python, PropBASIC and C language.
Fun - Follow lines, Draw shapes, Navigate a room or a maze, Roam toward light, Flash lights, Play music, Dance, Immitate an ambulance, Send Morse Code, and much more!
Beginner-friendly - No programming or robotics experience needed
Understandable - Included text provides easy-to-follow tutorials. Curriculum includes videos and step by step instructions.
Programmable - Graphic Programming Language looks like puzzle pieces, is easy to learn, and introduces concepts found in most programming languages.
Connectable - USB cable to connect to PC for programming, then disconnect for autonomous roaming and other activities.
Autonomous - Touch, light and infrared sensors let the robot navigate on its own.
Durable - Thick, brushed-aluminum chassis, rugged plastic case, and servo motors will last for many years. Rugged wheels and continuous rotation servo motors for accurate control.
Communicable - LED lights, speaker, phototransistors, and infrared emitter/receiver pairs provide fun methods of sending and receiving feedback.
Battery Powered - LiPo Battery (recharges with USB power)
Sensible - 3 light sensors, 2 obstacle avoidance sensors, 2 line following sensors
- by teachers, students, and parents
for ages 12 and up,
for girlscouts and clubs,
for robotics clubs,
for applying STEM, science, and common core math concepts,
for teaching Python, C, and other computer languages,
for reaching technology literacy (STL) benchmarks,
for Career Tech Ed - stimulate interest in STEM, Information Technology, Engineering,
for SKILLS USA - stimulate interest in Information Technology, Mechatronics, and Engineering
8 pre-programmed play modes - Just add batteries and you are ready to starting using the robot's sensors and capabilities including object detection, avoid objects, line sensing, draw an image, sense light, etc.
Driven by the P8X32A Propeller microcontroller with eight processing cogs
Bi-color LEDs - Provide visual feedback, show program modes, indicate line following guides
Includes two independent DC wheel motors (with stall sensors) and wheel encoders - Allows for precise maneuvering, maze navigation and distance control
Integrated pen port - Draw anything you can imagine, letters, numbers, pictures, etc.
Integrated speaker - Play tunes, add sounds feedback, phone dial, play songs, etc.
Integrated hacker port - for connection to external sensors, RF devices and servos.
Power requirements: LiPo Battery (recharges with USB power).
System Requirements: Windows (XP/Vista/7) and internet access to download the software.
Communication: Serial programming interface to PC
Dimensions: 7.4 x 6.25 x 3.2 in (188 x 158.8 x 81 mm)
Operating temp range: +50 to +104 °F (+10 to +40 °C)
These educational robots make learning fun and encourage hands-on STEM and coding for both boys and girls. Each robot has its own personality and function. Robots for the young ones are pre-assembled, middle school are EZ to assemble, and high school robots provide assembly and engineering challenges.