STEM Sports® - Basketball Program Kit
Brand: STEM Sports
Product Code: SSP-BSK1
Availability: In Stock
STEM Sports® - Basketball Program Kit
- Recommended Grades: 3-6
- Number of Students: 10 Students working in pairs
- Number of Lessons: 8 Modules
- Curriculum Sample
STEM Basketball made its debut in the Summer of 2016, joining the growing list of sports utilizing a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Sports program. This engaging educational enrichment program includes an eight (8) module curriculum that is equal parts education, athletics, and exercise. This program was designed for Grades 5 and 6 but depending on the environment, could be used for older or younger student groups.
The STEM Basketball program incorporates basic basketball skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting into its curriculum to help students understand the science behind the sport. Participants receive access to a basketball-themed "Kit" that includes a teacher manual, sporting equipment, and other items necessary in order for teachers to properly implement the program. Designed for flexibility, basketball Kits can be used during usual school hours, in after-school enrichment programs, and in summer camp settings. It's recommended that each STEM Basketball Kit serve 10 students or five pairs of students. Kits can be used numerous times.
In addition to the teacher manual, a single Basketball Kit includes:
- (5) indoor basketballs
- (5) outdoor basketballs
- (5) 25' tape measures
- (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 feet)
- (5) rolls of masking tape
- (1000) craft sticks
- (100) plastic spoons
- (500) rubber bands
- (2) ball bags
- (1) ball pump
- (1) set of inflation needles
- (1) STEM Basketball manual
The basketball curriculum consists of eight (8) modules that can be completed in any order. Lesson topics include:
- Basketball Court Measurements
- Science of Basketball
- Basketball Understanding
- Velocity & Acceleration
- Engineering & Design Challenge
- Calculating Calories
- Tracking With Technology
- Advancements in Shoe Technology
Video - Integrating STEM Sports into your afterschool program:
Frequently Asked Questions:
- How many students does each Kit serve?
A single Basketball Kit can serve up to 10 students, or five pairs of students.
- How long does each Kit last?
None of the items in the STEM Sports Kits are perishable, so they can be used multiple times with normal wear and tear. Most of the schools implementing our STEM Sports programs use their Kits four (4) times per year. Many participating schools have used their sport Kits 10 or more times over the past three years.
- How many total students can a single Kit serve over time?
Literally hundreds. Each of the eight lessons/modules is designed for groups of 10 students. If a classroom has 20 students, they would break up into two groups and the same lesson would be administered to all 20 students, simultaneously. If the entire kit was used in four different classrooms over the course of one semester of a school year, 80 students would be served or as many as 160 over the course of one year.
- What program format are Kits most effective in?
All STEM Sports programs are designed to be flexible in order to be implemented in any time frames or learning setting. Our programs are equally effective in-school, after-school, or in a summer camp setting. The eight (8) modules can be taught in any sequence depending on the needs and preference of the instructor.
- Who can teach the STEM Sports program?
Our STEM Sports programs are designed so that anyone with a basic understanding of STEM principals can lead the programs. The modules and teacher manuals are designed in a way that provides the instructor the framework and tools to implement each lesson plan in virtually any order. Currently, there are instructors from a variety of backgrounds teaching our programs across the country. Some are certified teachers in STEM areas, some are physical education professionals, some are summer camp directors, and many are from disciplines outside of STEM.
- What is the Kit(s) shipping/delivery time upon placing an order?
Depending on the final delivery destination, Kits are normally delivered within two to three weeks of order placement. Please note that delivery time is subjected to respective location, and therefore may arrive shortly before or after the two-week period.