MYSTERY BOX STEAM STASH

download today - this treasure trove disappears exactly thirty days after the anti-gala ends!

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PROJECT PLAYBOOK

One of our most successful programs is facilitating the installation of our signature STEAM Lab Makerspace in schools all around the world. Bringing physical activities into the classroom is a valuable tool, helping to bridge the theoretical with reality. And our labs facilitate learning through activities that are both robust and efficient.

But the physical reality of funding and on-boarding an entire lab can be too big a lift for some educators. So we decided to offer a whole book of STEAM activities for anyone interested in getting their student’s hands dirty!

The content is built on a foundation of working in STEAM Education for close to a decade in Los Angeles. We’re proven nonprofit pioneers in the SoCal Makerspace community and this book contains our best activities, as judged by ruthless Los Angeles students from elementary through high school!

Among our contributors is a LAUSD curriculum developer, so there’s definitely a solid educator perspective in our unique mix too.

BRICK PLAYBOOK – PARENT EDITION

When many engineers discuss their early engineering influences, it often comes back to the Lego-style bricks they used as a child. Beyond building their knowledge base, working with them stoked their creativity and drove his own educational development.

That’s what we’re aiming to accomplish with this playbook. We believe that there’s a place for step-by-step learning but that’s not what our focus is here.

Instead, we’re looking to tap into that magic that those engineers found in those private moments when they learned problem solving through trial and error. Rather than offering an ordered list of steps for children to follow, we’ve developed a whole collection of projects that give prompts and encouragement.

These nudges allow kids to thoroughly engage in that trial and error process where we believe the real learning can take place.

Print At Home Escape / Story Room Experiences

Introducing a brand new kind of escape room experience, that you can play at home!

POWER LAB

Calling all scientists! Join Dr. Amelia Fritz in her Power Lab and learn about the sources of energy that power our world. This escape room experience can be printed out and played at home for an engaging afternoon of science and fun. Recommended for grades 3-5, but fun for all ages!

Step 1: Download The Activity Packet

In this download, you’ll get a PDF Activity Packet to be printed out and set up around your home. Please follow the online instructions in the Lab Assistant Manual (below in Step 2) to setup the Power Lab.

Estimated setup time is 15 minutes, playtime ranges from 30 – 90 minutes.

Step 2: Open The Lab Assistant Manual (online)

Step 3: Get To Work!

Don’t forget to post pictures of your adventure and tag us @twobitcircusorg and #twobitcircusorg!

GALAXYMANIA

Grab a crew-member and blast off in this out-of-this-world adventure! Join Galaxymania, a new space exploration agency, and help deliver important cargo to a far away planet. Along the way you’ll solve puzzles, crack codes, and fly beyond the stars! Recommended for grades 5-8, but fun for all ages.

This Print & Play Activity is designed to be played by two space explorers simultaneously via Zoom, Facetime, or Skype.

Step 1: Review The Galaxymania Manual

This is a parent/guardian/escape room administer manual. It will tell you how to set up the experience for 2 players (either you and a friend, or two other participants). Note: you will need to open up two internet ready devices to open up a web link on each.

No setup required, playtime ranges from 12 – 30 minutes.

Step 2: Download & Print

These are instructions to aid the first player. If printing is not an option, you can review the document digitally, and handcopy the drawing page needed physically onto a blank paper.

Step 3: Download & Print

These are instructions to aid the second player. If printing is not an option, you can review the document digitally, and handcopy the drawing page needed physically onto a blank paper.

Step 4: Get To Work!

Don’t forget to post pictures of your adventure and tag us @twobitcircusorg and #twobitcircusorg!