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Engage your students in STEM blended and remote learning with hands-on science, coding and robots.  Easy to implement solutions for every grade.  Learn More

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Coding with Robots

Online lessons viewable from any device. Learn coding with hands-on robots. Home school lessons with robots engage the whole famly with fun activities. Learn More

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CS/STEM Lab Stations

Work alone or encourage teamwork and collaboration with 2 to 3 students at a CS/STEM Lab station. Turn-key solutions for classes, makerspaces, camps, afterschool, or clubs. Learn More

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CS/STEM Courses

Integrate STEM and coding into any subject in grades K-5. Create high-demand CS/STEM courses in grades 6-12. Every course includes coding with robots or inventions. Learn More  

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CS/STEM PD

Any teacher can become a STEM teacher with personalized, hands-on, blended PD. Active learning of PBL pedagogy, coding, and engineering design. Learn More

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Elementary (Grades K-5)

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

STEM for CTE - Engage students with Computer Science, Electronics, and Engineering combined with real job skills.
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Middle (Grades 6-8)

Activate learning with fun robots, curriculum, and hands-on activities for STEM labs, science, and coding.
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Home School & Self-Study

Robots with self-paced lessons for K-12 coding, science, electronics, and engineering self-study.
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K-12 CS/STEM Lab Stations

What is a STEM Lab? It's where students do hands-on learning. Think of it like a science lab but without all the custom equipment and special benches. Create a STEM lab in the back of a class, an old computer lab, a library, a cafeteria, or anywhere you have tables and chairs. At home; provide One to one robots with student lab stations in a plastic box for easy transport paired with online self-paced lessons accessed on a Chromebook, tablet, or laptop. 

CS/STEM Lab Stations are ready-to-go, turn-key STEM programs that include online Curriculum with printed Teacher Guide books, coding Apps, robots, spare parts, charging stations, plastic storage boxes with math tools, art materials, and accessories to complete hands-on activities and in-class competitions.  Students can work alone or in teams of 2 to 3. Purchase one Teacher Station and enough Student Stations to fit each class size. Use with existing Chromebooks, Tablets, laptops, or we can provide robot controllers ;-)

CS/STEM Lab Stations are great for classrooms, after school, makerspaces, camps, clubs, online learning and homeschool; with customized lesson plans for each. Teachers (or parents) don't have to be an expert in coding or engineering, those are included as step-by-step instruction. Lessons integrate math, science, technology, and coding with fun robots and hands-on activities. Ready to implement modular lesson plans with 15 to 25 minute activities, aligned to standards, provide 40+hrs of STEM fun, follow the 5-E learning model, includes videos, slides, handouts, worksheets, and assessments. Teachers are supported with personalized PD and technical support throughout the term. 

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PD and Support for Teachers

Teachers need more than just robots.  Science and Math teachers can integrate coding and engineering into classrooms, but only when they have the background knowledge, pedagogy and are supported with coaching sessions and integrated STEM lessons. PD and coaching is now available for educators on how to setup and conduct CS/STEM online courses. 

Exploring Robotics professional learning sessions help teachers collaborate together to create projects where robots and drones are used to engage students. Engineering design and computer science concepts are introduced along with project based learning (PBL) and the inquiry method of teaching. Tips are provided for how to organize classrooms, encourage group collaboration, and use the 5E model to teach science concepts.  

Professional learning sessions are in a blended format that is easy to schedule; using 1 to 2 hr live video chat and online resources. Teachers experience learning as students and walk away with ready to implement integrated STEM lessons and projects to apply science, math, and ELA in real-world scenarios with a robot or drone. 

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K-12 Coding and STEM Pathway

Your school can offer a complete online STEM K-12 Pathway, or fill in the gaps for grades that don't currently have STEM or coding solutions with Exploring Robotics Units in K-5 and Elective Courses in 6-12. One online course can often meet CTE requirements, CS K-12 requirements, plus the Physical Science and Engineering requirements for many states.

Each grade can have hands-on STEM labs that integrate the CSTA-K12 and NGSS standards into science and math with projects.  These robots, drones, and STEM kits are rugged for classroom use and have apps to fit the level of computer science concepts for each grade. 

This STEM pathway provides a progression of computer science and engineering design concepts. The lessons have been aligned to grade level math and science standards, to make it easier to implement as supplemental materials.  

K-12 STEM & Coding Pathway

3dbook with codey rocky 500xmTiny brings computer programming into children’s real life, using coding cards and map blocks. PK-2nd grade lessons and teacher guide included. For homeschool or teacher trial.

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3dbook with codey rocky 500xOzobot Evo follows colored lines, makes sounds, flashes lights. Teach coding with 3rd-5th grade online lessons and teacher guide. For homeschool or teacher trial.

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3dbook with codey rocky 500xThis UKIT gives you the creativity to create over 38 different bots. Teach engineering and coding with 9th-12th grade online student lessons and teacher guide. For homeschool or teacher trial.

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Dash is adorable and says the cutest things, a fun way to learn coding.  2nd-4th grade online lessons and teacher guide included. For homeschool or teacher trial.

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3dbook with codey rocky 500xmBot is like a smart car; it drives, avoids objects, follows lines. Teach coding with 5th-7th grade online lessons and teacher guide. For home school or teacher trial.

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3dbook with codey rocky 500xChampbot robot is the ultimate team player. Compete in basketball and soccer tournaments while teaching coding. 6th-8th grade online student lessons and teacher guide. Available for trial.

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3dbook with codey rocky 500xCodey Rocky has fun adventures and goes to Mars. Teach coding with 3rd-5th grade online lessons and teacher guide included. For homeschool or teacher trial.

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3dbook with codey rocky 500xScribbler S3 robot draws, follows lines and light, runs mazes. Teach coding with 5th-7th grade online lessons and teacher guide. For homeschool or teacher trial.

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3dbook with codey rocky 500xBoe Shield-Bot robot avoids obstacles, follows bots, runs mazes. Teach C coding, electronics, robotics. 9th-12th grade online student lessons and teacher guide. For homeschool or teacher trial.

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STEM Station small What is included in STEM Lab Stations?

A turn-key solution for science or STEM labs.  Each lab station includes  robots, online lessons, worksheets, chargers, accessories, lab materials for math, engineering, and science activities to complete the challenges, including consumables. Students use existing tablets, ChromeBooks or computer devices (or we can provide them if needed).

It is all organized with storage boxes and checklists. Lab stations are easily moved on carts or stored on shelves. If you need carts or locked storage solutions, we can also provide those. (Contact Us for a quote.)

  • There are STEM lab kits for teachers and for each lab station.     
  • Students work at a lab station alone or in teams of 2 or 3. 

In a cooperative learning environment, the Curriculum online lessons provide roles for each student to play; where one is coding, another is the robot technician, and the third is the leader and documenter.  Students switch roles at the start of each lesson, so each can experience all roles and develop both engineering skills and social skills. They work together to complete projects following NGSS engineering design practices. Step-by-step instruction and videos help teach the coding and engineering topics, allowing any teacher to become a STEM teacher.

Students learn by doing at a STEM lab station. Every grade can now have investigation, engineering design, and coding with easy to teach Elective Courses that embed 21st Century skills, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

STEM labs engage students with Coding and STEM projects using fun robots and invention kits that will keep them coming back every day for more! The packages are affordable, and the courses are easy to implement in classrooms, labs, libraries, or after-school environments.  They all provide hands-on, experiential learning. Robots are a natural draw for students. They make learning any subject more interesting and fun. With engineering projects based on real-world scenarios, students learn to persevere when faced with a challenge and become confident, critical thinkers. 

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What is in Exploring Robotics STEM Lab Programs?

        1. STEM Lab Stations with robust robots and STEM kits for instruction (most can be used for 3 to 4 years) appropriate for each grade level.  These include chargers, accessories, spare parts, materials for completing math and science activities, and everything needed for success (see description above).

        2. High-quality STEM curriculum based on the 5E Instructional model with worksheets, lesson plans, videos, assessments, and step-by-step instruction. 30 to 70 Hours of instruction per course (modular lessons fit within available hours).
        3. Project based learning activities to apply skills and solve real-world problems.
        4. A pathway of coding from K-12 where each grade builds on skills.  grades chart
          • Grade K-7 is graphic based coding with Blockly or Scratch
          • Grade 8-12 is text based programming with Basic, Python, or C
        5. Hands-on experiential learning in 15 to 30 minute activities.
        6. Lessons include digital literacy and responsible use of technology.
        7. A college and career component with information about STEM careers and activities to inspire students to pursue possible STEM career paths.
        8. Competitions are included for students to demonstrate skills between classes, schools or at community events..

 

How Can Exploring Robotics STEM Labs Enhance Your Existing Program?

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      • Turn-Key System:  We help choose the right STEM lab stations for the age groups, to meet your STEM goals, stay within your budget, and ensure success for teams of 2 to 4 students. 
      • Easy to Implement: Use existing tablets, ChromeBooks, and laptops (we can also provide devices with storage carts).  We coordinate with your IT department to ensure everything works.  Many robots require no assembly, and all are rechargeable.
      • Easy to Teach: Any teacher can facilitate the self-paced lessons, with no prior experience in coding or robots; with hour of code experience, this will be very familiar!
      • Teach NGSS Engineering Design:: Every STEM Lab comes with lessons that include Physical Science, Engineering Design and Coding. The hands-on activities and 5E lesson format help teachers easily integrate these standards into their classroom.
      • Personalized PD for teachers via video conference sessions. Teachers become comfortable with coding, robots, how to guide students through curriculum, and how to improve their practice in application of NGSS physical science and engineering design standards.
    • Increase Academic Performance:  Students will be measuring, calculating, estimating, collecting data, using coordinate systems, reading, writing, learning about light and sound waves, transfer of energy, magnetism, electronics, etc. The lessons include performance based assessments, follow the 5E instructional modelEngage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate—to organize the content, and are aligned to NGSS, CSTA, Math, ELA, and ISTE standards.
    • Increase Computational Thinking Skills: Students will be thinking critically, cooperating in teams, creating algorithms, troubleshooting, and learning computer science. Amazingly, student don't think of this as learning, because the robots and invention kits are so engaging, they will just be having fun!  Not just the geeks, but also girls and the more artistic students are engaged with the art, music, dance, and stories included in the lessons. 
 

Elementary STEM and Coding Program (Grades K-5)

When elementary children come in contact with robots it’s like the robot has magic tentacles that reach out and pull the child’s imagination in. The child begins to see and make new connections to Science, Technology Engineering, Art and Math,(STEAM) but more importantly to a new world of possibilities - connections to new and exciting paths previously unknown that may someday be their future. 

Every child is ready to learn through exploration, this adventure is for each of them. We have collected the best of the breed in robots to nurture imaginations: Cubelets, Dash, Ozobots, littleBits, Codey-Rocky, mBot, and Go-Pi-Go for K-5 (see our Robotics Pathway). These robots and kits fit children at every stage of development from K to 5 and are assured to stimulate and match a child’s potential.  Two of our most popular choices are Ozobot and Dash. 

Dash Robots with STEM Curriculum (Grades K-5)

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Dash ​is adorable, makes fun sounds and is easy to control with a tablet. Students use Blockly coding to control Dash to solve fractions and multiplication tables, navigate grids and maps using coordinates, recreate historical events, shoot hoops, and so much more. They learn coding fundamentals of sequence, control, events, and logic.

Ozobot Robots with STEM Curriculum (Grades K-5)

Ozobot ​“world’s smallest programmable robot”, senses lines of different colors and color sequences.  Students use codes to make the robot dance, spin, flash lights and race about as they apply math and science concepts in lessons. In Blockly coding language they use loops, variables, conditionals, functions, random numbers, math operations, and more! 

Middle School Coding and STEM Program (Grades 6-7)

In middle (intermediate or junior high) school, bring out the explorer and inventor: engaging with coding, robots, and invention kits will pique their interest in STEM subjects and motivate them to participate. This interest opens up a world of opportunity for STEM careers. Our standards-based curriculum will help develop 21st Century and coding skills. The online lessons allow students to work at their own pace with videos and step-by-step instruction to guide them to success. Competitions are included in each curriculum and can add excitement to STEM fairs and community events.

We have a well-rounded ensemble of robots and kits that fit children at every stage of development from grades 6-8 that are assured to stimulate and match each child’s potential. Courses for Middle school STEM and coding include Scribbler, mBot, Go-Pi-Go, GrovePi, littleBits, and Boe-Bot (see our Robotics Pathway). Two of our most popular choices are Scribbler and mBot:

mBot Robots with STEM Curriculum (Grades 6-8)

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mBot is a STEAM education robot for beginners that makes teaching and learning robot programming simple and fun. With just a screwdriver and step by step instructions, children can build a robot from scratch and experience the joys of hands-on creation. As they go, they will learn about a variety of robotic machinery and electronic parts, get to grips with the fundamentals of block-based programming, and develop their logical thinking and design skills.

Scribbler Robots with STEM Curriculum (Grades 6-7)

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Scribbler ​robot has a pen port; students use different colored pens and program scribbler to create their own drawings and dance routines. But to do so, they must use measurements, geometry, and some algebraic equations; i.e. apply math to draw. Competitions are included where students come together to create a team-choreographed scribbler dance routine, draw complex pictures, navigate mazes, follow lines, and avoid obstacles. 

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