STEM Soccer, Full Kit
The STEM Soccer program has the perfect touch and trappings to create a robust supplemental curriculum that juggles between classroom-style teaching as well as on-the-pitch learning opportunities.
The STEM Soccer curriculum is designed to pair strategic STEM-based activities with soccer and the techniques behind the sport. STEM Soccer gives students the opportunity to get behind the sport they love with lessons around the science of properly inflated balls, burning calories while playing, using the Engineering Design Process (EDP), using math to predict the probability of penalty kicks and much more. Each educational soccer activity the students engage in has a direct lesson in the curriculum to take their curiosity and understanding to a deeper level.
Crossing the spectrum of the sport, the STEM Soccer supplemental curriculum touches and tackles several different lessons throughout the eight-module program and features:
- The importance of properly inflated soccer balls and how molecules respond inside the ball
- Learning how active play correlates with burning calories
- The Engineering Design Process as students create their own goal line technology
- Calculating the probability of penalty kicks—students will be able to predict the number of penalty kicks by using a model from collected data
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STEM Soccer is made up of eight (8) modules, several 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 Soccer 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 and differentiated for grades 3–5 and another set for grades 6–8. The program is well designed and scalable for teachers, administrators and even volunteers for school classrooms, after-school programs and in camp settings.
A STEM Soccer kit can reach hundreds of students over several years. Each STEM Soccer kit comes with one (1) teacher's manual, six (6) size five soccer balls, six (6) regulation size futsal balls, six (6) 25-foot tape measures, 24 disc cones, five (5) heart rate monitors, six (6) digital timers, five (5) training pinnies, two (2) bells, four (4) tent pegs, one (1) roll of string, one (1) roll of masking tape, one (1) pressure gauge, two (2) ball bags, one (1) ball pump and one (1) set of inflation needles.
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