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Art and technology – the perfect pair for corn mazes

Spooky elementary STREAM fun!

Easy ways to build STEM into your homeschool curriculum

Becoming enLIGHTened about #NationalLEDLightDay

The total package: FIRST® Tech Challenge season is here!

Five easy steps to get started teaching drones

Bridging art and engineering after school

Five faves about Fable Spin: Why this robot is a top choice for the classroom

Aviation Day: The history of flight

Turn lemons into a lemonade stand: Inspiring entrepreneurship

Countdown to liftoff: How rockets launch into space

Refocus, recharge, and replenish – TAG member shares tips for educators in the classroom

Celebrating a picturesque day: Photography and STEM fun

Chess in education: Get a program started in your school or classroom

Gardening made easy: Introducing CropBot

Ready, Set, STEM! The science of dragsters

Incredible teamwork. Flying drones. Exciting competition in Arkansas.

Hamburgers: Exploring the basics of burgers, grilling, and STEM

Teacher Insider: 5 steps to planning a STEM summer camp

Escape the classroom! Create your own escape room

Big news for little learners – The 2021 Little Book is here

Teaming up with STEM: How sports and learning connect

World Backup Day: Understanding cloud computing

Fun times are a comin’ – Spring and summer STEM solutions

Celebrating Arduino Day: Open Makes Us Close

New name, new members, same great goals with the 2021 TAG members

50 faves for 50 years – Sharing our STEM picks

Life as a #GirlDad: Empowering children in STEM

Once upon a STEM story – Building STEM skills with fairy tales 

Batteries: Exploring stored energy

Chocolate-covered learning: Seven STEM activities for kids

2021 Big Book: Resources for learning anywhere

Black History Month STEM ideas

Chicago STEM’s unlikely hero

Puzzle time! The brain benefits of solving

Flying into 2021: Drone curriculum offerings

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

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

Entrepreneur: STEM skills + innovation

Stay warm this winter with these indoor STEM activities

5 ways to get great customer support

There’s a BUZZ around Pitsco: Meet Bee-Bot®

Explore IoT through Arduino

Holiday Gift Guide 2020 – STEM gifts that keep giving

Hands-on activities that will get your kids excited about Thanksgiving!

STEM skills, scholarships, and support

gratitude + SEL | November brings the attitude of gratitude

Making a difference through mentoring

Fantastic fall pumpkin activities

Growing minds: National Farmer’s Day

Making STEM connections using project-based learning

Smarter robots: Get a sense of these new expansion opportunities

Changing the game: FIRST® Tech Challenge season ready

STEM in the outdoors: National Public Lands Day

Video gaming brings STEM skills to life

Back to school: A BIG year brings BIG appreciation

STEMspired books that encourage

A waxy painting project for your classroom

Fizzyology: Researching the root beer float

Get bowled over at home or in the classroom

You’ve got mail: How STEM keeps delivering

Nurturing the parent-teacher relationship

Launch your learning to the Moon: The universe of STEM

Translating Morse code into learning

Your summer just got better: Come code with us!

How STEM education shapes us: Pitsco taught me this . . .

The sky’s NOT the limit: Explore careers and coding fun with new drones

Sending a virtual handshake: Connecting in a new way

The scoop on ice cream STEM activities

Yo-Yo physics: Practice the science that make yo-yos so much fun

Code your own story: Interactive storytelling through coding

School’s out for summertime fun

Tech History: National VCR Day

From root to STEM: Composting 101

Scavenger hunts – Taking hands-on, minds-on learning on the move

Your camp handbook: How to have the best summer ever

Baking a classic: History, STEM, and chocolate chips

Staycation: Tourist in your own home

Wanted: Creativity and innovation

Mind-set for the moment: Teacher Appreciation Week

Change brings opportunity, unexpected lessons

Your guide to creating a STEM @ Home educational experience

Rise together: Being a ‘Force for Change’ in different times

Making the best of it: Makerspace at home activities

Gardening – An outdoor STEM activity for all ages

Fairway to learning: Bringing the golf game home

Not magic, but science: How to fool your friends this April Fool’s Day

STEM weather lessons for home or the classroom

Spring cleaning made easier! Thank you, technology!

Raise your spoon to the breakfast champ

The science of pour painting

Seven ways educators can encourage girls in STEM

Digital detox: Unplug for the day (and what to do with your device-free time)

The science behind leap year, plus activities to get your classroom hopping

Love STEMs from the heart – National Heart Month

Preparing the next generation one student at a time

Random acts of kindness: Spreading joy in the classroom

National Bird Feeder Month: Hands-on learning and fun flock together

Inventor’s Day: Ways to appreciate, learn, and invent

Your reading roundup: Articles to encourage and inspire educators like you

Share the love – Valentine’s Day

Inside Pitsco: National Hobby Month

2020 Big Book roundup

Organizational tips for your Pitsco lab

Pitsco Teacher Advisory Group (TAG) embraces hands-on learning

2020: Starting the decade off right

Static electricity – this might shock you

The science behind gingerbread houses

Bring the winter fun into your classroom!

Coding for all: Using KUBO in the special education classroom

Wearable tech: Code Cube™ is here!

Work ethic, motivation . . . and robotics contribute to success in competition, life

STEM Holiday Gift Guide: Give the gift of fun

Behind the scenes: Science of parades

I was wondering . . . Big questions and big conversations: SEL Contest

How do you ROLL? Comparing TETRIX® wheel options

Celebrating National #STEMSTEAMDay!

KUBO takes a spin with new coding concepts

How do you get from coding to social studies? You Map It!

Fall in the classroom: Your pick of seasonal celebrations and activities

Helping finance your classroom

KUBO Coding+ enhances computer science camp

National Techies Day: Definitely a reason to celebrate

Caffeinate and be awesome! Celebrating National Coffee Day

New products, new opportunities!

FIRST® teams ready to RISE after SKYSTONE reveal

Enrichment = Engagement

Teacher tips for a new school year

Left or right? The science behind handedness

Hot days ideal for solar learning opportunities

ISTE 2019: What’s new, what’s for you, and what to do next

Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue strengthens participants’ career choices

Video games in the classroom? – Leveling up on workforce skills

IF art and music, THEN creative thinkers AND more positive outcomes – PLUS 5 ways to integrate the arts

How will you celebrate National Waffle Iron Day?

Astronaut Job Fair: Launching interest, excitement, and learning

What in the world is FreeBSD? Open-source, open to more.

Stories and algorithms? The 4 Rs of 21st-century STEM education

How do bicycles work? The science behind this ‘simple’ machine.

Robotics: Steering toward autonomy

Student engagement: Developing agency, showing relevancy, and getting hands on

Learning takes off with paper airplanes: Celebrating aviation, aerodynamics, and fun!

Encouraging self-esteem, growth mindset is important for today’s students and future workforce

Hands-on coding experiences help elementary students develop workforce-ready skills

NSTA 2019 hot topics: Coding and Robotics

Bringing financial literacy to the classroom

The telephone: Evolving communication

Savings, funding, and resources for educators!

Start an Earth Year in your classroom

FIRST® things first: Are you ready?

National Peanut Month means it’s legume and jelly time!

Coding in elementary: Tackling 21st-century needs begins with TagTiles®

Makers > Inventors > Earthshakers

For the love of popcorn: The science behind the pop

STEM, coding, and robotics camp ideas: Activities for all ages

Inside Pitsco: Women in STEM

The proof is in the wording: Celebrating proofreading!

Dipping into the science of tortilla chips

Digital skills are employability skills

Get sailing with social-emotional learning

National Inventors’ Day: A day for creating

Tackle the stuff: Classroom organization tips

STEM and football join teams

Move over R/C, there is a new way to control a robot!

Bubble Wrap – addictive and educational!

Texas educator on a mission to discover every kid’s genius

Samples and support made easy: A part of the Pitsco experience

FIRST® Tech Challenge teams: We’re here for you!

Big Book 2019: Free resources, new products, and inspiration for your classroom!

Partners in your success: The latest in robotics and coding for your classroom

Hands-on learning at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum proves STEM has no limits

Winning the snowball fight: The science of snow

The Wright Way: Letting authentic passion and lifelong learning take flight

Education and business and industry: Partners in careers

Dragster competitions: Making it to the starting gate

Computer Science Education Week: Teaching coding one hour at a time

Money, time, and training: The challenges of bringing technology into the classroom

How to use coding to meet the learner profiles in your classroom

K-12 student contest: Design a holly, jolly, and creative card!

STEM, ecosystems, and workforce development

Using inquiry-based learning in your elementary classroom – including coding education

STEM/STEAM inspires students to NOV8 (Innovate)

Relaunching a favorite: The Straw Rocket Launcher gets an upgrade

The science behind Hollywood’s spooky special effects

There’s no substitute for hands-on learning

Solar Week activities: Bright ideas for your classroom

Robotics: Connecting school, work, life

Inspiration for every day of Earth Science Week

5 good cyber habits for teachers and students

CO2 dragster competition puts employability skills at the finish line

Ada Lovelace: Celebrating women in STEM

Cover to cover STEM!

How to build 64 pages of robots

STEM camps that ‘rocketed’ 2018

What’s your teaching type? Find out here!

3-2-1 . . . Launch! Sending robots to the moon with ROVER RUCKUS

The science of dogs: It’s more than puppy love

Your next STEM mentors: Senior citizens

Bee aware: Honey bee lessons for the classroom

That sinking feeling – what the plunge of a roller coaster causes