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How to Get Free STEM Curriculum and Tools in 2020

We are excited to share with you the full list of Maker’s Kit materials for the Thomas Edison Pitch Contest 2020. Below you’ll find a complete list of STEM materials & tools that will help students innovate to the fullest in our 2020 contest and beyond.

PicoSolutions is ALSO offering their exclusive STEM curriculum to every team that registers for the Thomas Edison Pitch Contest 2020. This curriculum will keep students engaged in the latest technology (i.e. what comes in your Maker’s Kit) while learning vital skills like problem solving & knowing how to present your work. This will make it possible for teachers & parents to be able to teach the newest STEM ideas & lead a Pitch Contest team, even with little to no prior experience in that field.

REMINDER: Registration for the Edison Pitch Contest ends January 31 at 11:59 pm EST!

You’ll get more info on how to work each Maker’s Kit item once your register, but to help kick-start your planning, here are a few of our favorites:

Arduino UnoInland Uno
The Arduino’s easy program & simple hardware make it a perfect programmable circuit boards for beginners & your students. This item can be used to control your buttons, LEDs, motors, sensors, and buzzers that come in the kit. Think of it as the “brain” of any electronic project.

SKY-Z Mini DC Wind Turbine
A simple and small DC wind turbine perfect for classroom or at home experiments. This compact alternative energy kit empowers students to experiment with creating the most efficient turbine using direct current.

Piezo Buzzer
A signaling device that buzzes or makes sound to signal something, frequently used for alarms, pest deterrents, computer devices, phone, and toys. For example, when your pager rings & vibrates to let you know a table is ready at a restaurant, they are using one of these buzzers!

Curriculum for Students & Teachers
If this is your first year doing the contest or you aren’t a specialized STEM teacher, the new PicoSolutions curriculum is the perfect aid to help not only try but complete the contest in 2020. Let us know if you have any interest and we can share more information!


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