STEM BASKETBALL CURRICULUM

STEM Basketball is an engaging educational enrichment program that includes an eight (8) module curriculum that is equal parts education, athletics, and exercise. This program was designed for grades 3 through 6 but could be used for older or younger student groups.

What Is the STEM Basketball Kit?

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

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.

Curriculum Breakdown

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 (FAQ)

(1) How many students does each kit serve?

It’s recommended that each kit serve 10 students or five pairs of students.

(2) How long does each kit last?

No item in any STEM Sports kit is perishable. Therefore, kits can be used numerous times over several years with normal wear and tear.

(3) How many students can a single STEM Basketball kit serve over time?

Literally hundreds. Each of the eight lessons/modules is designed for groups of 10 students. If a classroom has 20 students, they would break up into two groups and the same lesson would be administered to all 20 students, simultaneously. If the entire kit was used in four different classrooms over the course of one semester of a school year, 80 students would be served or as many as 160 over the course of one year.

(4) What program format are kits most effective in?

All STEM Sports programs are strategically designed for flexibility. This allows them to be implemented in a variety of settings. STEM Basketball is equally effective whether administered in traditional classrooms, after-school programs, summer camps, or weekend retreats.

(5) Who can teach the STEM Sports program?

STEM Basketball is strategically designed to allow anyone with a basic understanding of STEM principles to administer the program. Teacher manuals provide instructors with the the proper framework and tools to implement each lesson plan.

(6) How long does shipping take?

Delivery can be expected within two weeks of placing an order.

(7) What are all possible payment methods?

Acceptable payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card.

(8) Can I see a sample curriculum?

Yes, request a curriculum sample by emailing Info@STEMSports.com.

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