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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

Introducing the Echo Drone: Enhancing education with Pitsco’s latest innovation

Posted by Abi Dreyer on February 16, 2024

In the fast-evolving landscape of educational technology, Pitsco Education continues to push boundaries with our latest addition to the drone continuum: the Echo Drone. This proprietary drone comes at a pivotal moment, addressing the growing demand for affordable indoor drones in classrooms and beyond. As major players such as DJI discontinue their educational hardware lines, we are stepping in to fill the gap and offering a comprehensive solution tailored for Grades 6-12+.

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Topics: Middle School, High School, Competitions, STEM, Engineering, Careers, Future Ready, Hands-on Learning, Physics

Spreading love and STEM: Valentine’s Day adventures in the classroom

Posted by Kate Radell on February 09, 2024

As Valentine’s Day approaches this is a perfect opportunity to blend a little STEM into your classroom activities. By incorporating STEM-themed activities into Valentine’s Day celebrations, you can engage students in hands-on learning experiences while fostering creativity, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills. From designing heart-shaped structures with 3Doodler to exploring the science behind fun, edible slime, these activities not only add an exciting twist to the holiday but also encourage a deeper understanding of STEM concepts in a fun and meaningful way.

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Topics: Middle School, Elementary School, High School, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, STEM, Activities, Hands-on Learning, STEAM, Art, 3-D Printing, Early Childhood

A STEM spotlight on National Hobby Month

Posted by Abi Dreyer on January 26, 2024

Let’s shine a STEM spotlight on National Hobby Month to experience the fusion of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with the joy of pursuing hobbies! Now more than ever we're recognizing the value of cultivating a hobby that not only provides a creative outlet but also contributes to skill development and lifelong learning. We'll be diving into the exciting ways STEM curriculum and products can enhance various hobbies, making learning educational and enjoyable. Why? Because we want to help learners to fortify their growth and interest in a topic!

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, STEM, Future Ready, Hands-on Learning, innovate

Celebrating Family Engagement Month

Posted by Abi Dreyer on November 27, 2023

Hey there, education enthusiasts! As the vibrant colors of fall paint the world outside, we’re gearing up for a month full of family fun and educational excitement. November isn’t just any month; it’s Family Engagement Month, a time to celebrate the power of families in shaping young minds and supporting their educational journey. And guess what? We have the perfect way to make this month memorable and impactful!

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Topics: Middle School, Elementary School, High School, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, STEM, Activities, Hands-on Learning, STEAM