Rooted in Next Generation Science Standards, the STEM Sports Volleyball program is flexible and can be implemented in a classroom setting, through after-school enrichment programs, or within a summer camp model. This program was designed for grades 5-8 but depending on the environment, could be used for older or younger student groups.
It's recommended that each STEM Volleyball kit serve no more than 12 students or six pairs of students. Kits can be used numerous times. In addition to the teacher manual, a single volleyball kit includes six (6) Molten First Touch volleyballs, six (6) Molten Soft Touch volleyballs, six (6) Molten Camp volleyballs, and one (1) P&G Inflatable GO PLAY! ball. Additionally, each kit includes one (1) Bushnell radar gun, six (6) ribbon spools, six (6) rolls of blue painter's tape, one (1) ball pump, one (1) package of ball needles, one (1) package of 12-inch latex balloons, one (1) weight scale, six (6) 100-foot tape measures, one (1) box of 500 toothpicks, one (1) package of 100 straws, one (1) spool of fishing line, and two (2) Molten SPB ball bags. A single kit is priced at $1,299.
Module 1: Court and Mathematics
Module 2: Using Technology
Module 3: Serving and Science
Module 4: Scientific Method (Salt and Pepper)
Module 5: Volleyball Properties
Module 6: Calculating Total Contact Time
Module 7: Optimal Serve Speed
Module 8: Engineering Design Process
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)
It's recommended that each kit serve 12 students, or 6 pairs of students.
ABOUT USA Volleyball
USA Volleyball (USAV) is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of volleyball in the United States and is recognized as such by the Federation International de Volleyball and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). The vision of USA Volleyball is to be a world-class, leading organization in all aspects of volleyball, providing opportunities for universal access and participation in the sport.
USA Volleyball is one of the first National Governing Bodies to sanction a sports-based STEM education program, which will introduce thousands of youth to the sport of volleyball.