Sound experiments for students: Going analog with a tin can telephone

Posted by Deidre Galloway on January 19, 2021

January 19 is National Tin Can Day. Yep, there really is a day for everything it seems. So why recognize this one? Well, we can’t pass up the opportunity for some hands-on learning! Tin cans are celebrated for the advancements they brought to food preservation in the early 1800s. Outside of their primary purpose, I’m thinking about celebrating the science of the tin can telephones. The Guinness World Record for the longest functioning tin can telephone is 796 feet!

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Science, STEM, Resources, Activities, Hands-on Learning, Physics, innovate

New year, new tips, same reason: How to gear up after break

Posted by Molly Underwood on January 15, 2021

Hats off! You made it to the new year! 🥳 Now, that’s one big achievement to celebrate. But now, after the holiday celebrations are over, hanging out around the house in your pajamas is less justified, but we’re still trying to stay warm during the cold days – it’s time to start gearing up for that room or Zoom full of young people. 

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, ADMINISTRATION & THOUGHT LEADERSHIP, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Resources, Hands-on Learning, Workforce Development

Entrepreneur: STEM skills + innovation

Posted by Molly Underwood on January 08, 2021

An idea. 💡

Started from scratch. 📝

From a brilliant mind. 🧠

That’s exactly where entrepreneurship begins.

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, Competitions, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Culture, Technology, STEM, Trends, Resources, Engineering, Careers, Professional Development, Activities, Career Expeditions, Future Ready, 21st Century Skills, Hands-on Learning, STEAM, innovate, Workforce Development, Inquiry-based Learning

Stay warm this winter with these indoor STEM activities

Posted by Patty Cooke on December 22, 2020

For most people, summertime means outdoor activities: sports, swimming, playing at the park, and so forth. But when winter comes around, we tend to hunker down inside our homes. Sure, as a kid, I still spent some time outside in the winter, building snowmen, sledding, and having snowball fights, but there were always winter days that were just too cold to enjoy outside.

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Homeschool, Teacher Resources, STEM, Trends, Resources, Activities, Hands-on Learning, STEAM

5 ways to get great customer support

Posted by Jake Rudisill on December 17, 2020

I’m sure most can agree that 2020 has been anything but consistent. (Newsflash!) 

If anything, it seems the only consistency this year has been change. Each day, you have new information, new regulations, and new approaches to the way you live your life popping up all around you. However, one thing that remains consistent – now and during the past 49 years of Pitsco’s existence – is our approach to supporting you.

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Topics: ADMINISTRATION & THOUGHT LEADERSHIP, Teacher Resources, Culture, Resources, Teacher Development, Professional Development, Hands-on Learning, Workforce Development