Designed to pair strategic STEM-based activities with basic game-play and current hot topics, STEM Basketball gives students the opportunity to get behind the sport they love with lessons centered around the innovation and technology behind basketball shoes, calculating calories with general game-play, velocity, and acceleration with passing, and much more. STEM Basketball is an educational enrichment program made up of 8 modules and worksheets that align with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards. Each STEM Basketball kit includes a teacher’s manual that’s administered easily and reusable sporting and science equipment for the program to be fully implemented. Although composed for grades 3-8, the program is constructed with flexibility in mind as it can be scaled and taught to older student groups and in a variety of settings, e.g. in-school, after-school programs, and in camp settings.
STEM Basketball kits can be used numerous times over several years. In addition to the teacher manual, a single STEM Basketball kit includes 5 indoor basketballs, 5 outdoor basketballs, 1 ball pump, 1 set of inflation needles, 5 tape measures (25’), 5 hair dryers, 5 calipers, 10 protective eyewear, 5 cut ball swatches – indoor, 5 cut ball swatches – outdoor, 5 digital timers, 2 balls of string (100’), 5 rolls of masking tape, one 1000 craft sticks, 100 plastic spoons, and 500 rubber bands.