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Start to STEM Simple Machines Kits

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Start to STEM Simple Machines Kits include all the equipment teachers need for hands-on lessons in forces, work, and mechanical advantage.

Students can explore levers and pulleys through the tabletop sized LearnLever Mini Lever, LearnLauncher Mini Catapults, and ForceCourse Mini Pulley Systems. Additionally, students can use spring scales in the InclineInvestigation Kit to determine how ramps are used for mechanical advantage. The soft wedges can be used to learn about minimizing force to separate items. Lastly, explore wheels and axles through gears using the RatioReveal class set which features different-sized gears and lesson direction to guide students through calculating gear ratio. Recommended for Elementary and up.

This bundle is perfect for a full class of up to 24 students working in small groups. Available in several options:

Equipment Only Kit includes:

  • LearnLever Mini Lever Set, 1 Ea
  • LearnLauncher Mini Catapult Set, 1 Ea
  • ForceCourse Mini Pulley Systems, 2 Ea
  • InclineInvestigation Inclined Plane Kits, 2 Ea
  • STEM in the GYM Soft Wedge, 6 Ea
  • RatioReveal Class Set, 1 Ea
  • Vinyl Floor Tape, 1 Ea
  • Yard Sticks, 4 Ea

The Equipment Kit Plus Manual includes all the equipment plus a comprehensive curriculum manual outlining ten days’ worth of simple machines lessons that are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. Each lesson is scalable for different grade levels, abilities, and has teacher suggestions for implementation.

Additionally, the Complete Pack includes the Equipment Plus Manual and a live virtual professional development training hosted by a STEM expert for your school on the contents of this kit. Each three-hour training covers best practices for teaching the activities covered in the manual and provides your teachers with a hands-on and engaging approach to STEM pedagogy. If you choose this option, you will be contacted by a STEM Supplies trainer to schedule your workshop.

For more information on these options, call our STEM Supplies sales representative at 855-826-4528.

Click here to download a sample of the NGSS-aligned curriculum manual.