STEM

FREE Force and Motion Kit

Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:40 PM

Last school year Mattel offered a free STEM teacher kit of hot wheels and ramps. We just checked with Mattel today and it is still being offered. It is great for teaching force and motion. There are lesson online to support the kit. They will continue to send them as long as their supply lasts so don't wait. http://www.hotwheels.com/en-us/speedometry.html
The kits include the following:
40 Hot Wheels® diecast cars
16 orange loops
16 track clamps
64 track connectors
100+ feet of orange track
By the way- every time we find offers or other cool STEM resources like this we post it on our Facebook page so we invite you to like our page and get updates.

Wendy
www.Get Caught Engineering.com
https://www.facebook.com/GetCaughtEngineering

Wendy Goldfein
Wendy Goldfein
1655 Activity Points

Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:43 PM

This is a great resource. Our district is running some trial tests with some 4th grade classrooms next year. I am part of a group called the Science Teacher Cadre. It is a group of master science teachers that collaborate and plan together. We got to take some trials to our classroom and try them out. Mattel reps came out and interviewed us about how things went. It was great!

Stephanie Dempsey
Stephanie Dempsey
1100 Activity Points

Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:32 PM

Wow! Thank you!

Sarah Collins
Sarah Glazier
880 Activity Points

Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:16 PM

Just as I went to the website I discovered it was for 4th grade teachers. Do anyone know if there is something along the same lines for 3rd grade teachers?

AnnaMarie Lesh
AnnaMarie Lesh
670 Activity Points

Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:43 PM

Wendy, thank you for posting this. What a great resource. It is so nice to see Mattel, a major player in the corporate world step up to help teachers out. Their materials are quality and last forever.

I passed it on to several of my teaching buddies. Hopefully they will be able to apply before the supply runs out. Do you have any idea how long it will take for the kits to ship?

Sandy Gady
Sandy Gady
42980 Activity Points

Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:53 PM

Thank you for posting this information. I look forward to receiving my kit, and using the supplies to help engage students in engineering and physics.

Susanne Hokkanen
Susanne Hokkanen
79040 Activity Points

Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:29 PM

Thanks so much. I've passed it along to my fourth grade colleagues. I'm a fifth grade teacher. I was going to see if they end up with the kit, if I could borrow it for a Friday afternoon.

Janae Barron
Janae Barron
370 Activity Points

Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:09 AM

Thank you for posting info about this great resource! I have ordered my kit and plan to use them to help teach these concepts and engineering practices.

Annette Simpson
Annette Simpson
685 Activity Points

Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:12 AM

Thanks for adding the actual list of all that is in the kit.

Lisa Marks
Lisa Marks
875 Activity Points

Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:21 AM

Thanks for sharing Wendy. I never seem to be able to get signed in when kits are available!

Pamela Dupre
Pamela Dupre
83456 Activity Points

Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:04 AM

Thanks for the information, Stephanie! I teach in a school that is cash-strap, therefore, appreciate any help I can get.

Deddeh Bedell
Deddeh Bedell
1210 Activity Points

Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:46 PM

Thanks for this resource. We have used pipe tubing in the past with marbles. I think the cars with the track will work better.

Lynn Palmer
Lynn Palmer
1090 Activity Points

Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:25 AM

My wife, 5th grade teacher, for STEAM night several years ago, used an activity like this with plumbing insulation tubing, and students designing roller coasters. It was a huge hit...can you share any more into the type of activity you do, is there a URL or a lesson plan?

Al Byers
Al Byers
4160 Activity Points

Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:58 PM

Awesome link! I just filled out the form to get my free kit.

Melanie Sanders
Melanie Sanders
1475 Activity Points

Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:25 PM

Thanks for the link! I've passed the information on to one of our elementary teachers who is part of a STEM "club" for students in our district.

Cris DeWolf
Cris Dewolf
10995 Activity Points

Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:54 PM

I applied for this back in March and just received my kit a few weeks ago. It is an amazing resource that I plan to utilize with my 8th graders during our force and motion unit. The shear amount of die-cast cars it provided would have made me happy, but to supply the track pieces too?! It felt like Christmas in July! Mattel definitely went above and beyond for teachers by offering this.

Shalen Boyer
Shalen Boyer
4365 Activity Points

Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:53 PM

I received this kit last year. I use it when teaching force and motion.

Haley Johnston
Haley Johnston
1455 Activity Points

Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:42 AM

Thank you for posting the kit.
What other lessons / units that can use a similar kit? Maybe a lesson / unit that you found challenging for students to understand today without hands-on kit.
We are trying to develop these toolkits and would love to get some advice.

Regards,
Kunta Hutabarat

Kunta Hutabarat
Kunta Hutabarat
130 Activity Points

Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:29 PM

This resource is great. It comes with a lot of materials and the kids really enjoyed the experience.

Ryan Scoville
Ryan Scoville
2907 Activity Points

Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:29 PM

I missed the free offers also, but if anyone is finished with theirs and doesn't mind sharing. If you could mail them to me on loan, I will mail them back. I just can't afford to purchase all the items to make a kit.
Send them to
3100 Panthers Pride Drive
Dumfries, Va 22026
Attn: 1st Grade
and I will send them back to you when we finish with them along with a great big thank you from a lot of wonderful children.
Think about it!
S. Bunch

Shirley Bunch
Shirley Bunch
10 Activity Points

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