STEM BASKETBALL SUPPLEMENTAL CURRICULUM

STEM Basketball is an engaging educational enrichment program that includes an eight (8) module supplemental curriculum manual that is equal parts education, physical activity and fun. This curriculum has lessons for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders as well as another set of lessons for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students that is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and/or Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and/or National Standards for K-12 Physical Education.

About the STEM Basketball Curriculum

You will not want to pass on a great opportunity to double up STEM with Basketball in our STEM Basketball program. This hands-on method of learning the STEM fundamentals behind the game of basketball will drive students towards their goals of not only becoming better players, but also becoming better students as they will get the answers to the “why” questions that surround the game. The STEM Basketball supplemental curriculum will assist students’ growth and potential both on and off the court through eight lessons such as:

  • Understanding the contents of a basketball on the molecular level and how temperature affects play
  • Evaluating the changes that basketball shoes have made over time and why
  • Engineering their own shooting apparatus to explain some of Sir Issac Newton’s Laws. By the way, he was only five feet, six inches!
  • Teaching students how to calculate their own field goal percentage, just like the greatest players in the NBA

While we cannot promise students will be able to execute a slam dunk, they will certainly feel like they did after experiencing the STEM Basketball program. The mindfulness and movement that they’ll experience during the lessons will be well received and teachers and administers will make it as easy as a layup!

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, , five (5) 25’ tape measures, five (5) hair dryers, five (5) calipers, twelve (12) 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, two (2) ball bags, one (1) ball pump, one (1) set of inflation needles.

Each STEM Basketball kit is priced at $1,099.00.

STEM Basketball no-sports equipment Kit (Items removed five (5) indoor basketballs, five (5) outdoor basketballs, two (2) ball bags, one (1) ball pump & one (1) set of inflation needles) - $849.00

STEM Basketball Manual only is priced at $749.00

Curriculum Breakdown – Grades 3rd, 4th & 5th

Module 1.1

The Measurements of Basketball

Module 2.1

Forces in Basketball

Module 3.1

Understanding Basketball

Module 4.1

Motion and Basketballs

Module 5.1

Engineering Design Process

Module 6.1

Calculating Calories

Module 7.2

Shot Tracking

Module 8.1

Advancements in Shoe Technology

Curriculum Breakdown - Grades 6th, 7th & 8th

Module 1.1

Basketball Measurements

Module 2.1

Science of Basketball

Module 3.1

Understanding Basketball

Module 4.1

Velocity and Acceleration

Module 5.1

Engineering Design Process

Module 6.1

Calculating Calories

Module 7.2

Shot Tracking with Technology

Module 8.1

Advancements in Shoe Technology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

(1) How many students does each kit serve?

All STEM Sports® curriculum kits are designed for repeated use and can serve hundreds of students. Within each classroom, after-school program or camp setting, implementation for one student up to 30+ is possible per module. Or, two modules can be implemented simultaneously. There are lots of variables to consider and our curricula is well designed for expandability and scalability.

(2) How long does each kit last?

All of the supplies in the kit are non-perishable and are designed to last for several years. Some supplied items, such as 500 rubber bands and/or 1,000 craft sticks may have to be replaced over time.

(3) What format is the curriculum most effective in?

Because all STEM Sports® programs are aligned with all or either of the following standards: Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards and National Standards for K-12 Physical Education, our supplemental curriculum is a perfect fit for public, private or charter schools classrooms. Then and because of the curricula’s standardization, the modules are a great fit for after-school programs as well as camp settings.

(4) Who can teach or administer the curriculum?

Our 5E lesson plans make teaching modules easier and students will be more willing to learn. Why? Because the way our STEM Sports® activities are set up, the sequence of lesson is well established, concepts and objectives are thoroughly scoped and the majority of students love sports and will view the learning as play. Then, students will develop 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, creative problem-solving, and leadership. So back to who is best to teach or administer STEM Sports® curricula? Everyone from science and STEM teachers, to PE teachers, sports coaches, volunteers and even the students the curricula is designed for. The 21st century skills we engrain with students are the same skills that they can utilize to help their fellow students.

(5) How long does shipping take?

Once a Purchase Order or Payment is received, kits will arrive in five (5) business days.

(6) What are all possible payment methods?

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

(7) Can I see a sample curriculum?

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

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