The idea of the FLEXCART was born out of the tremendous need and pain points of STEM educators, science centers, and children’s museums to offer affordable quality STEM education experiences. Our goal is to enhance STEM learning by providing a tool that has been specifically developed to satisfy the curricular and professional development requirements for school districts of all demographics.
We are bringing interest and STEM experiences to more children at an early age. Exposing children to real-life implications of science and the importance of the STEM fields can inspire them to pursue careers in the rapidly growing STEM market. With educated and passionate kids interested in the STEM fields, we can expect a future rich in innovation and progress.Read More
FLEXCARTS can be coupled with NGSS aligned unit plans to create an engaging, relevant, hands-on, and high-quality STEM experience for educators and students in K-12 education.
Several decades of high quality research prove children learn science best by physically interacting with difficult science, technology, engineering and math concepts. NGSS standards are written with the expectation that students will “do science” and approach problems as a scientist and engineer would. The FLEXCART provides innovative exhibit technology that naturally produces student inquiry and provides the perfect platform for students to predict, describe and test ideas about the scientific phenomena they are learning about. It is an ideal complement to project based learning.
The NGSS aligned unit plans are written by science teachers for teachers and supply the resources teachers need to deliver a successful STEM experience for their students.Read More
The FLEXCART STEM Education Licensing Program offers annual subscription plans with convenient and advantageous package options developed to lower financial barriers in adopting this technology. Because of the subscription-licensing opportunity, we have simplified the process to purchase, customize, educate and rotate FLEXCART between classrooms. In doing so, our interactive technology can be incorporated and applied into settings that strengthen STEM exposure throughout all demographics.
Participate in the subscription-licensing program by selecting one of our four STEM education packages customizable based on your needs. Select the appropriate FLEXCART(S) to use throughout the subscription term - Choose from 1, 2, 3, or a variety of 4+ FLEXCARTS so that a multitude of different programs and experiences can be served. We want successful implementation and usability of FLEXCARTS and believe in giving kids and educators the hands-on interactivity and STEM teaching tools they need to succeed.
Our FLEXCART STEM Education Licensing Program is a great opportunity to integrate project-based learning with these hands-on FLEXCART exhibit technologies into an educational setting including schools, science centers, children’s museums, libraries, and other facilities supporting STEM education.Read More
FLEXCART offers supplemental NGSS aligned curriculum currently for the Air Rocket, Circuit Bench, Quake Table, Bernoulli, Mag Basics, and Electromagnetic Ring Launcher. Each unit focuses on NGSS aligned STEM concepts, such as the Engineering Design Process, Human Impacts, Forces and Interactions. All unit plans have a career connection, computer science and math components. Each cart also includes NGSS aligned unit plans with supplemental curriculum and curricular connections - Currently available for Grade Bands K-2*, 3-5, and 6-8 with 9-12 under development.
*The Electromagnetic Ring Launcher FLEXCART is not applicable for Grade Bands K-2.
FLEXCART is offering professional development trainings included in each of the educational licensing packages. Trainings include direct FLEXCART time along with an overview of our NGSS aligned curriculum and usage of the Vernier Probes, Sensors, and Software appropriate to each FLEXCART.