Our UKIT Beginner curriculum helps students develop engineering habits of mind, while detailed teacher guides give educators the support they need to integrate robotics lessons into their instruction.
You receive the following curriculum with the purchase of a UKIT Beginner:
These units are aligned to Grades 3-5 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and include science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, cross-curricular connections, and an interactive digital student notebook. Find out more about our STEM units here.
Beyond the Classroom Curriculum
Each Beyond the Classroom (BTC) unit is composed of a detailed teacher guide as well as a student-facing slideshow. These 10-hour, engineering-focused units were created for both virtual and in-person camps or before/afterschool offerings. Learn more about our BTC offerings here.
UKIT Spark Starters
These open-ended challenges allow students the opportunity to build their own robots to complete a specific task. Spark Starters are great for class challenges, makerspaces, camps, before/afterschool clubs, and group activities.
AI Foundations Curriculum
Requiring no hardware, this curriculum provides online resources, unplugged activities, and hands-on lessons to teach basic artificial intelligence and computer science concepts. Check out our AI curriculum here.
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In A Robot for Golf, students program the Golf Club's servo to swing. This robot provides a hands-on way for students to learn the concepts of force and motion. Students continuously test and modify their robotics design to make their golf club swing with greater power, precision, and accuracy.
“UKITs put more of the lead into the hands of the students. It really allows me to SEE them in the process of problem-solving and creativity. I like how much of the process is student-led.”
- Lee Ann Carnell, STEAM Teacher at Metro Nashville Public Schools, TN & UBTECH Early Innovator
In A Robot for Saving Wildlife, students learn how to program a servo to make their Grabber robot grab objects successfully. This robot helps students gain real-world context to life sciences by using the Grabber robot to mimic the beak of a red-shouldered hawk!
“The alignment with NGSS supports the work that we are trying to implement and is where we are finding the support and connection to build authentic connections to curriculum.”
- Maureen Smith, K-12 Science Instructional Support Specialist at Broome Tioga BOCES, NY & UBTECH Early Innovator
The Dinosaur robot introduces a greater challenge for students as they program multiple servos to make their robot walk. Throughout A Robot for Rescue, students use their dinosaur to understand how robots can help evaluate conditions too dangerous for humans and support search-and-rescue efforts.