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Customer Quotes

“Great products...one of the best curriculum's out there, great help for teaching our video class" -Christine R., Principal, Trinity Lutheran School, Kalispell, MT

"Screenwriting was awesome, our kids really loved these activities. It was also really nice to provide such a creative curriculum that addresses the standards in such a fun way." - Heather S., Director, After School, City of Fairfield, CA

“Having taught at the high school and college level, I was impressed with this curriculum. The materials and guidance were well put together and very thoughtful." - Michael L., Artist, Shea After School, Syracuse, NY

“This amazing program has enabled my students to comprehend the process of forensic science as well as the sophisticated vocabulary encompassed in the program's lessons.” - Erica T., Freehold Public Schools, Freehold, NJ

“This is a well organized course that I would highly recommend to other programs.” - Chad S., Teacher, School #18, Buffalo, NY

“The program is awesome! I’m doing it as part of an after school enrichment time. Our kids really enjoy the projects and it’s wonderful to use as everything is provided.” - Karen S.,Teacher, Olympic Middle School, WA

“This is the perfect kind of activity for afterschool. It’s fun; students learn by getting involved. Everybody wants to be a part of it!” - Kim L., Program Leader, Child and Adolescent Treatment Services, Buffalo NY

“They love it…it’s awesome. Kids are dying to get in it!” - Audrey A., Teacher, Clifford Marshall Elementary School, Quincy, MA

“The Missing Money Mystery was very easy to follow. The children had such a great time at it, we even allowed our group to re-enact the entire mystery. This mystery was fantastic, and we are looking forward to our next exercise!” - Jackie. J., Director/Detective, Hempstead P.A.L., Hempstead, NY

“The students were engaged and enjoyed the experiments. The story keeps the activities meaningful and provided an interested way to connect Florida Standards. The teacher’s manual was easy to follow and materials in the kits made it very convenient for set up. Overall, this is a great thing to do in afterschool and during the summer!” - Betty C., Teacher, Genesis Center, Leesburg FL

“Playing with Percussion offers an exciting doorway to exploring percussion, communication skills and learning about different cultures." - Sheila K., Site Leader, Accord Corp, Youth Services Division, Belfast NY

"Our kids enjoyed making their own instruments, especially sanding. Playing all those grooves at the end was a lot of fun!" - Nina P., Music teacher, Napa, CA

“The Cookie Jar Mystery was such a big hit at the middle school…which has been tough.”
-Charlie E., Teacher, Lexington County Schools, SC

"The Cookie Jar Mystery went really well, the kids talked about it for weeks.  They were very excited and intrigued with the hands-on activities and I really enjoyed teaching it!"
-Brook T.,Teacher, Lincoln Middle Schools, TN

Discover STEM Lab: Grades 5-6

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Product Description

For the ultimate enrichment tool for grades 5-6, the Discover STEM Lab can be easily integrated into after-school programs, classrooms and any other learning environment. This curriculum was designed to be specifically useful for late elementary students as they begin to transition to more difficult subjects in middle school. Each module encourages independent student exploration while being educational and entertaining to get students excited about learning!


Each Discover STEM Lab comes with the following kits in a convenient Gratstack rolling storage unit. The Renewable Energy Module contains two kits for a total of five in the Lab.

Science Module: Discover Dynamics (1x)

Students: 1-3 
Contact Hours: 12+

• Building instructions for 7 roller coaster models
• Fun with Physics Activity Booklet
• 780 building manipulatives from fischertechnik™ with advanced flex-rails, metal balls, motor and 9V battery
• Compartmentalized Gratnell storage bin with lid

Technology Module: Discover Robotics & Programming (1x)

Students: 1-3 
Contact Hours: 25+ 

• Discover Robotics and Programming LABCards (20-card curriculum printed on heavy duty no-tear paper)
• RiQ robot step-by-step building instructions printed on heavy duty no-tear paper
• The Brain and Cortex User Guide printed on heavy duty no-tear paper
• Expanding file folder for easy access and storage of all no-tear curriculum pages
• Specialized PCS Robotic Controller, The Brain™
• Bluetooth Dongle
• Available in BLE for iPads or Classic for all computers and Android-based tablets
• USB Cable
• Advanced Sensor Pack including 1 ultrasonic, 1 light, 2 touch, 2 infrared, 2 LEDs, and 5 sensor cables
• 2 9V DC motors and 2 motor cables
• Rechargeable 11.1V LiPo battery and DC wall adapter
• Advanced engineering manipulatives from
• fischertechnik™
• Compartmentalized Gratnell storage bin with lid

Engineering Module: Discover Engineering (1x)

Students: 1-6 
Contact Hours: 25+

• Building instructions for 12 simple machine models
• Printed Discover Engineering Student Guide
• 642 building manipulatives from fischertechnik™, including gears, axles, motors and 9V batteries
• Compartmentalized Gratnell storage bin with lid

Math Module: Discover Renewable Energy (2x)

Students: 1-6 
Contact Hours: 8+ 

• 2 Sets of building instructions for 4 solar-powered boats and cars
• 2 Solar Power Activity Booklets
• 2 sets of 160 building manipulatives from fischertechnik, including solar panel, solar motor and boat hull
• Compartmentalized Gratnell storage bin with lid


Science Module: Discover Dynamics

Students: 1-3 
Contact Hours: 12+ 

• Centrifugal Force
• Force of Gravity
• Acceleration
• Law of Conservation of Energy
• Pulses 

Technology Module: Discover Robotics & Programming

Students: 1-3 
Contact Hours: 25+ 

Topics By Level:
Level 1 - Yellow

• RiQ robot build
• Drag-and-drop programming in Cortex
• Connecting The Brain
• Basic motor commands: ON, ON FOR, SET PWR

Level 2 - Orange
• Advanced motor commands: REVERSE, THIS WAY, THAT WAY
• Local and global commands

Level 3 - Purple
• Logic commands: REPEAT and LOOP
• Miscellaneous programming commands: BEEP, WAIT, NOTE, SPACER, and BREAK

Level 4 - Blue
• Subroutines
• Procedures and calls
• Advanced logic commands: IF, IF NOT, IF ELSE
• Touch sensors and LEDs

Engineering Module: Discover Engineering

Students: 1-6 
Contact Hours: 25+

• Pulleys
• Levers
• Wheel & Axle
• Power Transfer
• Flexible Power Systems
• Gear Trains
• Worm Gears
• Complex Machines
• Speed Ratios
• Power Ratios
• Drive Train
• Power Transfer

Math Module: Discover Renewable Energy

Students: 1-6 
Contact Hours: 8+ 

• Solar Energy
• Hydropower
• Wind Power
• Electricity
• Energy Storage