STEM Golf, Full Kit
Swing into a great educational course with the STEM Golf supplemental curriculum. If your students are having a rough time learning traditional STEM skills, check out this program with its partner ShortGolf® and their outstanding golf equipment, which is officially licensed by the PGA Tour. It is a fair way to develop young students’ drive to be better leaders and problem solvers.
The eight lessons of STEM Golf run through lessons such as:
- How the rotation of the earth causes change in the atmosphere and hydrosphere, creating different climates across the globe and thus affecting a golf course and its grass.
- Gaining knowledge about gravity and/or gravitational force applied by the earth on objects directed down, which includes golf balls.
- Learning about distance and potential energy through the practice of swinging a club at different angles and speeds and thus swing radius.
- The composition of a golf ball which is often unknown yet unique, with an assist from Callaway Golf®. Students will learn why there are “dimples” on a ball and how they affect the flight and spin of the ball.
For a sample lesson, click here.
While the teacher or administrator of this supplemental curriculum will truly be a caddie to the youth in their gallery, the students will be able to attain lofty STEM learning goals while playing through STEM Golf.
The STEM Golf Supplemental Curriculum kit for grades 3-5 and 6-8 is an educational enrichment program that combines STEM education and the real-life application of the great game of golf. It is made up of eight (8) modules, with worksheets, all which align with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and/or Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and/or National Standards for K-12 Physical Education. Each STEM Golf kit includes a teacher’s manual—that is easily administered—and reusable sports equipment and science supplies in order for the program to be fully implemented and turnkey. 5E sequenced lessons are specifically composed. The program is well designed and scalable for teachers, administrators and even volunteers for school classrooms, after-school programs and in camp settings. It also includes a glossary to support instructors and students as they come across key vocabulary in each module.
A STEM Golf kit can reach hundreds of students over several years. Each STEM Golf kit comes with one (1) teacher’s manual, ShortGolf® Clubs - three (3) 55" hitta! irons, one (1) 55" hitta! (LH) iron, three (3) 63" hitta! irons, one (1) 63" hitta (LH) iron, two (2) 55" puttrs! and two (2) 63" puttrs! (length of clubs correlates to student's height), four (4) mini-stikkas!, and eight (8) ballz! along with 6 (6) golf balls, three (3) golf balls cut-in-half, six (6) digital stopwatches and six (6) 25-foot tape measures.
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