STEM VOLLEYBALL CURRICULUM
In 2016, USA Volleyball became the second Olympic sport to sanction the STEM Sports program. This engaging educational enrichment program includes an eight (8) module curriculum that is equal parts education, athletics, and exercise.
About the STEM Volleyball Curriculum
The STEM Volleyball curriculum is designed to pair strategic STEM-based activities with basic volleyball gameplay and recent technological achievements that have enhanced gameplay. STEM Volleyball enables students the opportunity to get behind the sport they love with modules centered around innovation and technology. With lessons built around calculating contact time, optimal serving speed, and the science behind serving, STEM Volleyball introduces students to fundamental aerodynamic laws and concepts – Magnus Effect and Bernoulli’s Principle – through the game they love. This educational enrichment program is made up of eight (8) modules and worksheets that align with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards as well as USA Volleyball training regimens. Each STEM Volleyball kit includes an easily administered teacher’s manual, as well as reusable sporting and science equipment for the program to be fully implemented. The program is adaptable and can be scaled and taught to younger or older student groups in a variety of settings but is composed explicitly for grades 5-8.
STEM Volleyball Kits
In addition to the teacher's manual, a single volleyball kit includes six (6) Molten First Touch Volleyballs, six (6) Molten Soft Touch Volleyballs, six (6) Molten Recreational 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 $1,365.00.
Court and Mathematics
Serving and Science
Scientific Method (Salt and Pepper)
Calculating Total Contact Time
Optimal Serve Speed
Engineering Design Process
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
(1) How many students does each kit serve?
(2) How long does each kit last?
(3) How many students can a single STEM Volleyball kit serve over time?
(4) What program format are kits most effective in?
(5) Who can teach the STEM Sports program?
(6) How long does shipping take?
(7) What are all possible payment methods?
(8) Can I see a sample curriculum?
About USA Volleyball
USA Volleyball 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 and to engage and inspire our nation through a cultivated passion for the game and continued success at winning Olympic and Paralympic medals.
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.