Blog Posts

Revealing five sunscreen myths with STEM: Science-backed protection

Posted by Kate Radell on June 10, 2024

In today’s blog, we’re going to be bustin’ myths about sunscreen so you can enjoy soakin’ in the Sun safely! Now, trust me, I get it – applying sunscreen might not be the most exciting part of your day, but, as we all know, it is crucial we try to protect our skin in the best way possible! That’s why we are going to take a deeper look at five popular sunscreen myths and use our STEM knowledge to either debunk or confirm these claims, ensuring you have all the facts necessary to keep your skin heathy and safe all summer long.

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, Camps, Science, STEM, Trends, Resources, Authentic Learning, Future Ready, innovate, Inquiry-based Learning

Three guaranteed ways to prevent the summer slide

Posted by Kate Radell on June 03, 2024

School is out and summer break is finally here — for most of us! As we look forward to enjoying the warm weather, maybe taking a vacation or two, or even getting a break from the chaos that is the end of the school year, this is a season of opportunity for all the young minds out there. However, as we all know, most kids see summer as a chance to give their brains a break and, while this is essential, it is equally important to keep their minds active and learning.

Here at Pitsco, we concern ourselves with a phenomenon known as the “summer slide," where kids can lose significant amount of academic progress made throughout the duration of the school year. In order to prevent this, we have come up with three effective strategies for you to try at home! This includes participating in summer reading programs, enrolling in educational camps, and utilizing apps and online learning platforms. Together, we can create an environment where your child continues to learn, grow, and stay engaged.

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Camps, STEM, Resources, Social and emotional learning, Activities, Future Ready, Hands-on Learning

How to create an engaging summer camp using hands-on STEM

Posted by Abi Dreyer on March 01, 2024

Looking to create an unforgettable summer camp experience packed with hands-on STEM activities? Look no further! Our 2024 Summer Camps Solution Guide is here to simplify your planning process. This solution is chock-full of all the fan favorite Pitsco products we have to offer. With tons of simple materials in ready-to-go kits, your summer camp will be the easiest event yet. Easy doesn’t mean boring either! These featured kits are anything but ordinary. They include engaging, hands-on materials that are sure to make your summer program stand out! Let’s check out some of the exciting, unique STEM solutions offered in our guide.

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, ROBOTICS, Camps, Teacher Resources, Collaborations, STEM, Resources, Engineering, Coding, Activities, Hands-on Learning, STEAM, innovate, Art, 3-D Printing

Make your camp/summer learning program planning easy

Posted by Admin on May 03, 2022

Updated 6/6/10/24

Summer is on the way! And that means camps are right around the corner. When we think of a summer camp, we picture pitching a tent or sitting around a campfire roasting s’mores or maybe kayaking across the lake. But, what about learning? Just because the school year is over, that doesn’t mean learning must come to an end too.

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Topics: Middle School, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, Camps, STEM, Hands-on Learning

What’s trending in early learning

Posted by Preston Frazier on January 27, 2022

Updated 6/18/24

“I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams!” – David Vitter, former US Senator

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Topics: Elementary School, Camps, Teacher Resources, STEM, Social and emotional learning, 21st Century Skills, Hands-on Learning, STEAM