STEM-Maker Curriculum Library

A Project-Based Approach

STEM-Maker Curriculum can be taught in any classroom, by any teacher. Rokenbok's program is especially effective at helping children to see themselves as critical thinkers and problem solvers. All Rokenbok Education Curriculum follows a similar pattern, moving from convergent learning to divergent making.  

Mentored Construction Play

Setting a Foundation in STEM: Young students need foundational STEM fluencies to prepare them for ongoing STEM learning. These fluencies include symbolization, spatial orientation, symmetry, sequence, correspondence, classification and comparison, and logical reasoning. While many students learn these fluencies at home, Mentored Construction Play fills in these critical fluencies for underserved students.

Title Grade STEM Lab(s)
Mentored Construction Play - Instructor's Guide PreK-1 ROK Blocks View
Tow Truck/Helicopter PreK-1 ROK Blocks View
Robot/Tractor PreK-1 ROK Blocks View
Cell Phone/Camera PreK-1 ROK Blocks View
Caterpillar/Pig Mobile PreK-1 ROK Blocks View
Playland/Matching Game PreK-1 ROK Blocks View
The Big Book of Ideas PreK-1 ROK Blocks View

STEM Fundamentals

See Like a Designer and Think Like an Engineer: Students experience convergent and divergent STEM explorations, and learn scientific and engineering processes in applying technology. The focus of explorations are on intuitive concepts, like how to make things strong and how to make things move. These experiences give students confidence in their ability to learn technical skills and to use technology in solutions of their own design.

design and engineering curriculum

Applications in Design & Engineering

Applying Non-intuitive Concepts to Problem Solving: Non-intuitive STEM concepts are explored through applications in structural and mechanical engineering, and remote control robotics. Students gain comprehension of challenging STEM concepts that they can see at work in the world all around them. Students use these concepts to create their own solutions to real-world problems.

Title Grade STEM Lab(s)
Simple Machines - Section 1: Inclined Plane 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics), SnapStack, or Advanced Projects View
Simple Machines - Section 2: Lever 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics), SnapStack, or Advanced Projects View
Simple Machines - Section 3: Pulley 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics), SnapStack, or Advanced Projects View
Simple Machines - Section 4: Wheel and Axle 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics), SnapStack, or Advanced Projects View
Simple Machines - Section 5: Wedge 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics), SnapStack, or Advanced Projects View
Simple Machines - Section 6: Screw 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics), SnapStack, or Advanced Projects View
Simple Machines - Section 7: ROK Reactor Challenge 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics), SnapStack, or Advanced Projects View
Mechanisms & Movement - Section 1: Introduction to Basic Robotics 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics) or Basic Robotics View
Mechanisms & Movement - Section 2: Mechanisms 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics) or SnapStack + Basic Robotics View
Mechanisms & Movement - Section 3: Robotic Movement 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics) or SnapStack + Basic Robotics View
Compound Machines - Section 1: Compound Machines 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics) or SnapStack + Basic Robotics View
Compound Machines - Section 2: Mobile R/C Challenge 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics) or SnapStack + Basic Robotics View
Compound Machines - Section 3: Robotic Factory Lift Challenge 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics) or SnapStack + Basic Robotics View
robotics STEM curriculum

Systems of Technology

Skills and Confidence to Persist in STEM: Students learn and explore how to integrate different systems of technology with the Rokenbok system. Explorations include mechanical and structural engineering, computer aided design, coding, programmable robotics, and interaction design. These experiences lead to more students having the curiosity, desire, and confidence to persist in secondary and post-secondary STEM studies, and to seek STEM careers.

Title Grade STEM Lab(s)
Robotics - Section 1: Introduction & ROKduino Basics 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics) View
Robotics - Section 2: The ROKduino SmartBlock 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics) View
Robotics - Section 3: The Arduino IDE & ArduBlock 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics) View
Robotics - Section 4: Creating a Set of Instructions 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics) View
Robotics - Section 5: Observing Sensors 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics) View
Robotics - Section 6: Cog Runner (Using a Bump Sensor) 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics) View
Robotics - Section 7: Orbiting Gear (Using an Angle Sensor) 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics) View
Robotics - Section 8: Mechanical Fan (Using a Light Sensor) 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics) View
Robotics - Section 9: Gear & Linkage (Creating a Light Gate) 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics) View
Robotics - Section 10: Tilling Mechanism (Creating a Proximity Sensor) 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics) View
Robotics - Section 11: Robotic Piston (Interfacing ROK-Star Controller with the ROKduino) 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics) View
Robotics - Section 12: Autonomous Gear Axle (Transmitting commands to the Maker ROK-Bot) 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics) View
Rapid Prototyping - Section 1: Taking Flight 4-6 Engineering Pathways (Programmable Robotics), SnapStack, or Advanced Projects View
Mechanical Engineering: Elevator System 6-12 Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View
Mechanical Engineering: Rat Trap 6-12 Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View
Mechanical Engineering: Mechanical Arm 6-12 Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View
Mechanical Engineering: Catapult 6-12 Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View
Mechanical Engineering: Signal Flags 6-12 Advanced Robotics Mobile STEM Lab View
Mechanical Engineering: Scissor Lift 6-12 Advanced Robotics Mobile STEM Lab View
Aerospace Engineering: Mars Rover 6-12 Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View
Aerospace Engineering: Space Port 6-12 Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View
Aerospace Engineering: Space Station 6-12 Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View
Aerospace Engineering: Space Colony 6-12 Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View
Aerospace Engineering: Space Tools 6-12 Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View
Aerospace: Space Transport 6-12 Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View
Civil Engineering: Tower Crane 6-12 Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View
Civil Engineering: Bridges 6-12 Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View
Civil Engineering: Buttress Dam 6-12 Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View
Civil Engineering: Car Park 6-12 Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View
Civil Engineering: Expo Center 6-12 Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View
Civil Engineering: Skyscraper Hotel 6-12 Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View
Universal Performance Grading Rubric Teachers Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View

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