STEM Labs

Engineering and Robotics Materials for Students

 

Kid Spark STEM Labs are equipped with a variety of reusable engineering materials that range from basic building blocks to programmable robotics.
 

Materials are robust, easy to use, and are ideal for collaborative learning and invention. Two core labs support Kid Spark’s Elementary & Middle School Programs.

 

  

Foundational Fluencies Lab

Grades Pre-K - 1

 

The Foundational Fluencies STEM Lab is designed to support Kid Spark’s Pre-K - 1 STEM Program. The carefully curated materials in the lab are child-friendly and unintimidating; the larger scale allows for collaborative learning. Even the most inexperienced students can quickly and easily build sophisticated prototypes, and increase their confidence in STEM.

 

 

Each Lab serves up to two (2) students and Includes:

Engineering Materials

45 large-scale building components, 50 small-scale building components

 

Printed Curriculum Booklets

Includes teacher preparation materials, unit overviews, lesson plans, project building plans, and unit assessments

 

Transparent Lid

Includes inventory & organization guide to easily locate and manage materials in the lab

 


 

 

STEM Pathways Lab

Grades 2 - 8

 

The STEM Pathways Lab supports Kid Spark’s Elementary (Grades 2nd - 5th) and Middle School (6th - 8th) Programs and covers a broad range of technologies and curriculum. Students get hands-on as they explore concepts in structural & mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, rapid prototyping & 3D printing, and coding & robotics.

 

 

Each lab is designed to accommodate students working collaboratively in teams of 2 - 4 students and includes:

Engineering Materials

A large assortment of structural building components, articulating components, and robotics & electronic components.

Spark:Bit Robotics Controller

At the heart of the STEM Pathways Lab is Spark:bit, a Micro-bit based robotics controller that can be combined with sensors, motors, and other Kid Spark engineering materials to create interactive, robotics systems. Students with little to no coding experience start with simple drag and drop coding and can transition to text-based coding when they are ready.


•  Supported by Microsoft’s Makecode programming environment.
•  Compatible with most computer operating systems including macOS, Windows, Chromebook, iPadOS, and more. 
•  Includes “Manual-Mode” feature which allows users to power motor and light modules with no programming required.

Transparent Lid

Includes inventory & organization guide to easily locate and manage materials in the lab


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