Blog Posts

Little hands, BIG learning! Explore the senses (PreK-2 activity)

Posted by Corinne Pachl on April 04, 2022

This week is a BIG one for us here at Pitsco! We’re celebrating the release of our second-ever Little Book catalog, AND it’s NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child (WOYC)!

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Elementary School, Social and emotional learning, Hands-on Learning, Inquiry-based Learning

What else is new in early learning? Engaging activities for preK-2

Posted by Preston Frazier on March 24, 2022

Hi all! If you recall, I recently wrote a blog about our early-learning activity bundles recommended for Grades PreK-2. You know, those fun and engaging activities that really encourage playful learning and organic exploration?

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Elementary School, Engineering, Hands-on Learning, STEAM

Top 10 reasons for STEM in early childhood education

Posted by Jessica Born on March 11, 2022

In late 2020, we announced the addition of products that would support hands-on early learning in partnership with TTS International. In 2021, we released our first Little Book and added pre-K educators to Pitsco TAG. We’ve had a chance to connect with more educators and add new friends to the Pitsco family. And now we’re a few weeks away from the next issue of the Little Book. Time surely does fly when you’re having fun! 

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Elementary School, Science, Social and emotional learning, 21st Century Skills, STEAM, Math

The future is Fusion: Your next-gen dragster blank

Posted by Corinne Pachl on February 09, 2022

The world of education has evolved significantly over the years, yet Pitsco’s CO2 dragsters have remained a constant since the 1970s. Since its beginning, Pitsco’s dragster assortment has always offered two types of wooden blanks: balsa and basswood.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, Competitions, STEM, TSA, Dragsters, Activities, Drafting

Sculpting with shadows: two Groundhog Day STEAM activities

Posted by Cody White on February 02, 2022

I’m writing this while sitting in a coffee shop at a table near the door. Every time a new customer enters, I’m hit with a swirl of arctic air that chills me to the core. For me, that prognosticating groundhog can’t come out of his den soon enough.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, Elementary School, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Homeschool, Science, STEM, Activities, Hands-on Learning, STEAM