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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

Discover STEM/STEAM wonders: Embracing innovation

Posted by Abi Dreyer on November 07, 2023

Greetings, explorers of the STEM universe!

Mark your calendars because November 8 heralds the arrival of National STEM/STEAM Day! Get ready to embark on an exhilarating expedition into the realms of innovation and discovery. On this special day, we celebrate the profound impact of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEM/STEAM) in the lives of young learners.

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, STEM, Resources, Careers, Activities, STEAM

International Dot Day: Exploring STEM through Creativity

Posted by Kate Radell on September 11, 2023

September 15, the National Day of Double Cheeseburgers, Doodling, and DOTS! When it comes to International Dot Day, we join in celebrating the creativity, courage, and curiosity of young minds. It’s a day to recognize the power of imagination and to encourage our next generation to explore their own creativity. Dot Day was originally inspired by Peter H. Reynolds’ book, The Dot, and it has been bringing joy to children across the globe ever since.

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Topics: Elementary School, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Resources, Activities, Hands-on Learning, STEAM, Art

Log on and grow: Explore virtual professional development options

Posted by Aubrey Vance on January 31, 2022


Coauthored by Tim Cannell, Education Manager

The past couple of years have brought a wide variety of challenges, which means there are opportunities to grow. At Pitsco, we always aim to grow with our customers and to support their needs. With a need for more remote classrooms and socially distant events, we’ve mirrored our professional development to match (of course, we still offer face-to-face PD as an option!).

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, ROBOTICS, Teacher Resources, STEM, Resources, Teacher Development, Professional Development

Kid Inventors’ Day: Celebrating creativity in all young inventors

Posted by Admin on January 17, 2022

Kid Inventors’ Day, a day to celebrate young inventors of the past as well as encourage today’s inventors, falls on January 17, every year, a fitting nod to inventor Benjamin Franklin because January 17 is also his birthday.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, Elementary School, High School, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, ROBOTICS, Resources, Authentic Learning, Activities, Hands-on Learning, innovate