Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Tech Tip #13 - Hot Wheels Speedometry Kit for FREE!

Welcome to our final 'tech tip' of the school year!  We will begin regularly posting tips when the students return after Labor Day.


A definite theme of ours this year has been making.  We feel there is a definite value to creating and making something in the classroom.  Our recent Southwest Michigan Mini Maker Faire was attended by over 1200 people who made over 200 Nerdy Derby Vehicles, launched 150 rockets, and 100 of them learned to solder.  

Taking that making mentality and making learning hands-on is nothing new.  John and I both recently received a great kit meant to support later elementary students with math and science ... from Hot Wheels.  In fact, Hot Wheels is GIVING AWAY a speedometry kit for free to any 4th grade teacher that applies here. Each kit includes the following materials.


  • 40 Hot Wheels® diecast cars
  • 16 orange loops
  • 16 track clamps
  • 64 track connectors
  • 100+ feet of orange track
Lessons for using the kit are Common Core and Next Generation Science Standard aligned and some contain YouTube videos to help guide classrooms as well.  While the focus is on Grade 4, you could utilize this kit at many levels.  Berrien RESA now has two available to support your classrooms, feel free to contact John or I for more information.  Have a great summer!

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