Blog Posts

Top 10 spring and summer activities

Posted by Admin on April 05, 2018

Updated 6/14/24

The warmer months 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

Presidents’ Day in the classroom – the hands-on, minds-on way

Posted by Melissa Karsten on February 19, 2018

Updated 5/30/24

Two of our country’s most famous presidents were born in February – Abraham Lincoln on the 12th and George Washington on 22nd. In all, four of our past presidents celebrate birthdays in February, so it makes sense to celebrate this office in this month. But that’s not the only reason. . . .

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Makerspaces, Science, STEM, Engineering

Pumpkin chunkin’ STEM style

Posted by Admin on October 30, 2017

Fall sees the return of pumpkins. You see jack-o’-lanterns. You see pumpkin spice lattes. You see pumpkin pie. You see pumpkins everywhere! At Pitsco, we embrace this love of pumpkins, but we think it could be even more fun combining them with siege machines. 

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Topics: Competitions, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Makerspaces, Culture, Engineering

Does your robot’s motor have enough power?

Posted by Admin on September 18, 2017

Every FIRST® Tech Challenge season, students need the best parts to build a robot that can handle the rigors of competition. To complement the unmatched durability of the TETRIX® MAX building system, our robot guys created the TorqueNADO®, a powerful 12-volt DC motor with built-in encoder. This is a motor you don’t want to miss.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Competitions, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, ROBOTICS, Makerspaces, FIRST Tech Challenge, Technology