Designed to pair strategic STEM-based activities with basic game-play and current hot topics, STEM Basketball gives students the opportunity to get behind the sport they love with lessons centered around the innovation and technology behind basketball shoes, calculating calories in relation to general game-play, velocity and acceleration with passing, and much more. STEM Basketball is an educational enrichment program made up of eight (8) modules and worksheets that align with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards. Each STEM Basketball kit includes a teacher’s manual -- that is easily administered -- and reusable sporting and science equipment in order for the program to be fully implemented. Although specifically composed for grades 3-8, the program is constructed with flexibility in mind as it can be scaled and taught to older student groups and in a variety of settings, i.e. in-school, after-school programs and in camp settings.
STEM Basketball kits can be used numerous times over several years. In addition to the teacher manual, a single STEM Basketball kit includes five (5) indoor basketballs, five (5) outdoor basketballs, one (1) ball pump, one (1) set of inflation needles, five (5) 25’ tape measures, five (5) hair dryers, five (5) calipers, ten (10) protective eyewear, five (5) cut ball swatches – indoor, five (5) cut ball swatches – outdoor, five (5) digital timers, two (2) balls of string (100 feet), five (5) rolls of masking tape, one thousand (1000) craft sticks, one hundred (100) plastic spoons, five hundred (500 rubber bands). Each STEM Basketball kit is priced at $999.
Module 1: Basketball Measurements
Module 2: Science of Basketball
Module 3: Basketball Understanding
Module 4: Velocity & Acceleration
Module 5: Engineering Design Process
Module 6: Calculating Calories
Module 7: Tracking with Technology
Module 8: Advancements in Shoe Technology
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
It's recommended that each kit serve 10 students or five pairs of students.