Blog Posts

STEM camps that ‘rocketed’ 2018

Posted by Preston Frazier on September 20, 2018

Recently, I wrote about a pretty awesome summer camp in St. Louis, Missouri, that used TETRIX® PRIMEBut it wasn’t just the robots having all the fun this summer. There were camps and workshops across the STEMosphere utilizing our hands-on, minds-on STEM products.

We have three educators who are totally excited to share their experiences and successes over the summer.

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Camps, STEM, Professional Development, Activities, Hands-on Learning

TETRIX® PRIME leads to happy campers

Posted by Preston Frazier on August 06, 2018

Well, the end of summer can be a real bummer. But, it also brings an air of excitement and a bit of reflection on all the fun that was had! Throughout the STEMosphere, teachers have been hosting summer camps for learners all over the country. And in April, we shared some of our top spring and summer activities with you.

The TETRIX® PRIME building system made the list. PRIME is an excellent choice for camps, but don’t take my word for it. It’s best to hear firsthand.

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Topics: ROBOTICS, Camps, STEM, TETRIX Robotics, Hands-on Learning

Top 10 spring and summer activities

Posted by Patty Cooke on April 05, 2018

As we dive deeper into spring – and look forward to summer – we prepare for the upcoming changes.

The warmer months ahead can mean many things, both good and, well, not as good. Better weather usually means more outdoor activities such as summer camps, but the extended time out of school can mean bored kids and a learning slide teachers fight against the rest of the year.

But spring fever doesn’t have to equal a lack of learning, and summertime doesn’t have to mean boredom. If you want to keep the learning going and keep students engaged, there are several things you can do.

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, ROBOTICS, Camps, Makerspaces, STEM, Dragsters, Coding, STEM Units

Planting seeds with robotics

Posted by Preston Frazier on June 29, 2017

Summertime is here!! And, things are starting to heat up! Pardon the pun, but really . . . the temperature is rising and so are the opportunities for some outdoor activities such as swimming, baseball, cookouts, and gardening.

But being outside doesn't mean we have to leave STEM and robotics inside. I'm new to the Pitsco family and have been spending a good amount of time exploring our products and tinkering with TETRIX®. So, I decided to try my hand at developing a robot that can be helpful in the world of green thumbs, lawn gnomes, and gardening.

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, ROBOTICS, Camps

4 ways to STEM this summer

Posted by Admin on June 27, 2017

Summer is upon us! Alice Cooper has been blared, lockers and desks have been cleared out, and summer break has begun, but that doesn’t mean that learning must stop. The summer is a great time to do numerous STEM activities outside, so slather on some sunscreen and start learning outside with two activities that don’t require any products and another two activities centered around Pitsco products.

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Topics: Middle School, Elementary School, High School, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Homeschool, Camps