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 K-2 ROK Blocks View
Tow Truck/Helicopter K-2 ROK Blocks View
Robot/Tractor K-2 ROK Blocks View
Cell Phone/Camera K-2 ROK Blocks View
Caterpillar/Pig Mobile K-2 ROK Blocks View
Playland/Matching Game K-2 ROK Blocks View
The Big Book of Ideas K-2 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)
Section 1: Inclined Plane 4-12 SnapStack, Prog. Robotics, or Advanced Projects View
Section 2: Lever 4-12 SnapStack, Prog. Robotics, or Advanced Projects View
Section 3: Pulley 4-12 SnapStack, Prog. Robotics, or Advanced Projects View
Section 4: Wheel and Axle 4-12 SnapStack, Prog. Robotics, or Advanced Projects View
Section 5: Wedge 4-12 SnapStack, Prog. Robotics, or Advanced Projects View
Section 6: Screw 4-12 SnapStack, Prog. Robotics, or Advanced Projects View
Section 7: ROK Reactor Challenge 4-12 SnapStack, Prog. Robotics, or Advanced Projects View
Section 8: Introduction to Basic Robotics 4-12 Basic Robotics or Programmable Robotics View
Section 9: Mechanisms 4-12 SnapStack plus Basic Robotics, or Prog. Robotics View
Section 10: Robotic Movement 4-12 SnapStack plus Basic Robotics, or Prog. Robotics View
Section 11: Compound Machines 4-12 SnapStack plus Basic Robotics, or Prog. Robotics View
Section 12: Mobile R/C Challenge 4-12 SnapStack plus Basic Robotics, or Prog. Robotics View
Section 13: Robotic Factory Lift Challenge 4-12 SnapStack plus Basic Robotics, or Prog. 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)
Prog. Robotics: Section 1 - Intro & ROKduino Basics 4-12 Programmable Robotics View
Prog. Robotics: Section 2 - The ROKduino SmartBlock 4-12 Programmable Robotics View
Prog. Robotics: Section 5 - Observing Sensors 4-12 Programmable Robotics View
Prog. Robotics: Section 6 - Cog Runner (Bump Sensor) 4-12 Programmable Robotics View
Prog. Robotics: Section 7 - Orbiting Gear (Angle Sensor) 4-12 Programmable Robotics View
Prog. Robotics: Section 8 - Mechanical Fan (Light Sensor) 4-12 Programmable Robotics View
Rapid Prototyping: Taking Flight 4-12 SnapStack, Prog. Robotics, or Advanced Projects 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: 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
Civil Engineering: Tower Crane 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
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: Elevator System 6-12 Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View
Mechanical Engineering: Rat Trap 6-12 Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View
Universal Performance Grading Rubric Teachers Advanced Projects Mobile STEM Lab View

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