Enhance student’s STEM skills & prepare them for future careers
This project-based program is best suited for elementary students (grades 3-5) but can be expanded for middle school students. The eight (8) module curriculum is equal parts education, athletics, and exercise. Students use BMX bikes to perform various experiments to explore the world of STEM.
The flexible modules are designed to be used in a variety of settings including school day, after-school, as well as summer camps and programs.
Funding for the program is traditionally secured through grants, donations and sponsors. In addition, the program is aligned with many state STEM standards, including NGSS, and incorporates a pre/post testing element that assists with outcome-based reporting.
Module 1 – Tools – Assembling a BMX bike
Module 2 – Tire Pressure – Ideal Tire pressure for balance
Module 3 – Seat Position – Identifying the correct leg angle
Module 4 – Off Road vs. Pavement – Tire tread and resistance
Module 5 – Pedal, Coast, and Balance – Center of gravity and balance
Module 6 – Energy, Hills, and Bumps – Energy gained
Module 7 – Speed, Stopping, and Braking – Calculating speed and stopping distance
Module 8 – Bike Circles – Figure-8 activity
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once a Purchase Order or Payment is received, kits will arrive in five (5) business days.
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