The items listed to be granted are center activities that will be used everyday in the classroom using STEM education. STEM is Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering. The items and their descriptions are listed as follows:
Real-Working Cash Register
Kids can ring up the fun with our real-working cash register! The built-in calculator and digital display let kids add, subtract, multiply and divide as they ring up pretend purchases. The cash drawer even pops open so children can figure out the correct change! 10 1/2" cash register has a large, solar-powered digital display; includes a “credit card” and play money.
Develops skills in measurement & data, money, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Design & Build Engineering Centers
What makes a bridge strong? How do vehicles roll, tow and carry things? Our engaging building centers teach kids to look closer at real-life designs—and make original structures that use the same important elements! Created to encourage open-ended building with minimal teacher involvement, each center includes 8 photo cards showing actual bridges, vehicles and buildings, plus tons of hands-on manipulatives that invite children to build, explore & engineer—again & again! For easy reference, the back of each photo card explains key elements for each design—so it’s easy to guide children’s learning. All 3 centers, each in an 11 1/2" plastic storage tub.
Topics include science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
STEM Stories Paperback Library
Stories of problem solvers and inventors motivate children to get creative and think critically! Inside the pages of these books, children will find a colorful introduction to the world of STEM thinking. Inspiring characters will spark children’s curiosity…and get them excited to solve problems, too. You get 12 paperback books.
Topics include imagination, inventions, design and engineering.
Develops skills in STEM, critical thinking and problem solving.
Real-World STEM Challenges - K-Gr. 1
Kids construct a working parachute, design a leakproof roof and engineer a floating raft! Our kit was specially developed to help children think like real scientists and engineers as they explore the STEM design process and solve problems—students plan, build and test their designs, then improve them until they are successful. Kit comes packed with everything needed to work through 3 exciting challenges…plus detailed lesson plans that make it easy to focus students’ learning and explain the STEM concepts behind each challenge. You even get careers cards that apply what kids are learning to the real world! Kit includes everything shown. Cards measure 8 1/2" x 11".
Develops skills in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, design, critical thinking, problem solving, mastering 21st-century skills, cooperative learning and perseverance.
Mobile STEM Station
Our cart isn’t just perfect for storage and organization—kids can even use it as an engineering activity center! The rolling cart features a giant 1" grid and rulers on top for building and measuring, plus a magnetic write & wipe board on each side where kids can experiment with magnets, plan their designs and more. We’ve even included 3 roomy cubbies and 2 wide, spacious shelves on the bottom for storing and organizing tons of STEM materials. Plus, with 4 locking casters, it’s a cinch to roll around the classroom—and the wipe-clean laminate surfaces make it a breeze to clean! Cart measures 38"w x 19"d x 24"h. GREENGUARD® Certified.
How Much Does It Weigh? Measurement Center
Students get an instant, visual grasp of measurement concepts like heavy, light, balance & more…as they conduct simple investigations with our hands-on center! It includes 24 activity cards with illustrated instructions that are just right for beginners…plus a balance scale to compare & contrast 40 manipulatives! Scale is 12 3/4"; with a 9" wooden card stand.
How Much Does It Hold? Measurement Center
Students get an instant, visual grasp of measurement concepts like capacity & volume…as they conduct simple investigations with our hands-on center! It includes 24 activity cards with illustrated instructions that are just right for beginners…plus 11 tools for pouring & filling—from measuring cups to a bucket! Tub is 13 1/2" long; with a 9" wooden card stand.
How Long Is It? Measurement Center
Students get an instant, visual grasp of measurement concepts like length & width…as they conduct simple investigations with our hands-on center! It includes 24 activity cards with illustrated instructions that are just right for beginners, plus 130 manipulatives to measure & compare! Measurement feet are 12" long; with a 9" wooden card stand.