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Chess in education: Get a program started in your school or classroom

The popularity of chess has grown exponentially since the start of the pandemic. Makes sense, right? The game only takes two people to play, and, although it has a social aspect, the online versions are generally easy to use. By playing chess, almost anyone can learn critical-thinking, problem-solving, and abstract-reasoning skills at some level. . . . 

Gardening made easy: Introducing CropBot

Every year, we plant a big garden with tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, cantaloupe, green beans, and, of course, lots of sweet corn. I was in the midst of planting my seventh or eighth row of corn (already with a sore back from bending over) when it dawned on me . . . why don’t I create a robot to do this job for me? . . . 

Ready, Set, STEM! The science of dragsters

We’re heading down the fast lane and talking about CO2 dragsters. Dragsters are a favorite here at Pitsco, not only because they were one of our early products, but also because they are engaging and exciting for students of all ages! Zoom into the science of speed and see what it takes to get to the finish line! . . . 

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