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TorqueNADO® review: Users share feedback

Posted by Admin on July 26, 2018

In August 2017, Pitsco released the TorqueNADO®, a powerful 12-volt DC motor with a built-in encoder for our TETRIX® MAX building system. This motor was the strongest motor available for competitors in the FIRST® Tech Challenge 2017-2018 season game, Relic Recoverysm. Many teams were able to use the TorqueNADO for competition this year and had lots to say about it.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, ROBOTICS, FIRST Tech Challenge, Technology, Engineering, TETRIX Robotics

Let’s #MoveInMay! Active learning with STEM

Posted by Admin on May 14, 2018

Temperatures are warming up, so now is the perfect time to get students active and outside! Is it a coincidence that May is Physical Education and Sports month? Nope, couldn’t be more fitting. Combining physical activity with scientific attention to detail is easy with the right activities and planning.

At Pitsco, we love to approach STEM learning with a kinesthetic approach. But we don’t just want to encourage tackling STEM in a kinesthetic manner, we want to help make it possible. Were happy to announce our #MoveInMay contest! One lucky educator will receive our new STEM in the Gym™: Electricity & Magnetism Package.

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Topics: Elementary School, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, STEM, Activities, 21st Century Skills

Super Fast: Examining the astonishing speeds of superheroes

Posted by Admin on April 28, 2018

Superheroes do amazing feats. Their larger-than-life adventures and firm moral compasses are what keep us so fascinated with telling their stories. They jump higher, run faster, and push themselves to do whatever it takes to save people. Often we don't stop to consider the physics and math of these powers, but if we really start to break down how fast some of our favorite heroes can move, their powers become even more mind-boggling.

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Culture, Science, Resources

Blow your class away with a kite activity!

Posted by Admin on April 03, 2018

Let’s go fly a kite. Up to the highest height. Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring!

I’d be willing to bet you started singing that. The people in the movie Mary Poppins knew how to have a good time when they were all flying kites at the end of the movie. Seeing as how March to April is the windiest time in the US, now is a perfect time to do some kite-related activities outside!

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The physics of basketball and bracketology

Posted by Admin on March 12, 2018

The March Madness craze begins soon. People have already started creating brackets to figure out who will be the best team in college basketball. With all this basketball on people’s minds, it’s a good time to look at some of the physics, math, and art behind the most exciting sport in March.

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