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!"

 

Thank You-
E. Shotts, Warren County Schools

 

 

 

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

Airblock Drone and Hovercraft

Lots of middle schools have Drone classes, but have you seen the Airblock Drone? It is like nothing else before it, and is simply the most amazing, versatile drone for education.  It is easy to use inside in a gym, hallway, or classroom with high ceilings. Our Drone Curriculum makes it easy for any teacher to become a STEM teacher, with little to no background in drones.

Exploring Robotics has searched for a drone that can be used safely in the classroom over several years and is rugged enough to withstand use, and we have finally found it. It is the brand new Airblock Drone. Not only can this kit be assembled as a Drone, but it can also be assembled as a Hovercraft. The multiple configurations that can be made are magnetically snapped together in seconds to create both aerodynamic and hydrodynamic science experiments. The Drone is made of a rugged type of Styrofoam with the mechanical parts tucked safely inside. The Styrofoam parts snap together with magnets, meaning it can be reconfigured easily in just a few minutes. When it hits a wall, it just bounces. If it falls, it can easily be snapped back together. Students are excited to use it, and teachers are excited by all the science topics they can teach with it.

The Airblock drone fits well into the Middle School part of our STEM Robots and Coding Pathway of products. It works well for grades 7 to 9 with the physical science and math concepts that can be taught. By using the Airblock drone as the hardware piece to our Exploring Drones Curriculum, we are able to explore several different aspects of drone technology covering land, sea and air. The modular hardware and easy assembly allows us to cover more topics and concepts than a traditional drone course, while still creating a safe environment to learn about the latest drone technology.

 

 

Curriculum Resources

Student self-directed learning includes over 20 hours of online lessons with 15-30 min activities, videos, step by step instructions, worksheets, handouts, enrichment exercises, science logs, and links to online resources.
Teachers are provided PD, support, lesson plans, comprehensive lessons, answer keys, grading rubrics, handouts, standards, and links to online resources.

 

A Drone and Hovercraft in one!

The Airblock Drone STEM education kit is an easy and fun way to create both aerodynamics and hydrodynamics science experiments. It can easily be assembled as a drone or a hovercraft in minutes, with no tools required.

 

Engage in STEM Lessons

While planning a flight route, students will use math to calculate weight, height, angles of rotation, and speed. They will also consider physical science concepts of air lift, force, and energy transfer. Concepts such as friction and buoyancy are easy to grasp with activities in air, on land, and in water. Other topics include safety, flight physics, mimic drones in industry, systems, coding, career opportunities, and lots of fun competitions!

 

Control with Apps and Code

Students use Apps on a Tablet to control the Airblock Drone or Hovercraft. They can also customize the actions with Scratch code with a drag and drop puzzle-like interface in Windows or Mac OS. Send code to the Arduino on the drone with a Bluetooth connection for easy control in activities and competitions.

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Come see us at these Educator Conferences, and you could win a robot!

 
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CUE 2019
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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)

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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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