STEM Basketball is an engaging educational enrichment program that includes an eight (8) module supplemental curriculum manual that is equal parts education, physical activity and fun. This curriculum has lessons for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders as well as another set of lessons for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students that is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and/or Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and/or National Standards for K-12 Physical Education.
You will not want to pass on a great opportunity to double up STEM with Basketball in our STEM Basketball program. This hands-on method of learning the STEM fundamentals behind the game of basketball will drive students towards their goals of not only becoming better players, but also becoming better students as they will get the answers to the “why” questions that surround the game. The STEM Basketball supplemental curriculum will assist students’ growth and potential both on and off the court through eight lessons such as:
Understanding the contents of a basketball on the molecular level and how temperature affects play
Evaluating the changes that basketball shoes have made over time and why
Engineering their own shooting apparatus to explain some of Sir Issac Newton’s Laws. By the way, he was only five feet, six inches!
Teaching students how to calculate their own field goal percentage, just like the greatest players in the NBA
While we cannot promise students will be able to execute a slam dunk, they will certainly feel like they did after experiencing the STEM Basketball program. The mindfulness and movement that they’ll experience during the lessons will be well received and teachers and administers will make it as easy as a layup!
In addition to the teacher manual, a single STEM Basketball kit includes five (5) indoor basketballs, five (5) outdoor basketballs, , five (5) 25’ tape measures, five (5) hair dryers, five (5) calipers, twelve (12) protective eyewear, five (5) cut ball swatches – indoor, five (5) cut ball swatches – outdoor, five (5) digital timers, five (5) rolls of masking tape, one thousand (1000) craft sticks, one hundred (100) plastic spoons, five hundred (475) rubber bands, two (2) ball bags, one (1) ball pump, one (1) set of inflation needles.