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PITSCO Newsletter  | April 2017
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

PITSCO INTRODUCES A MONTHLY GRANT  

Free money? It’s not too good to be true! This month we released our new monthly grant opportunity that provides $350 for Pitsco kits, equipment, or other materials for a classroom or another educational program. It’s a great way to help bring hands-on learning to life in your space. We love helping YOU do more with more. So, what are you waiting for? Apply or nominate a deserving educator today.
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FROM THE BLOG

BRING SMILES TO YOUR CLASSROOM

Why did the student eat his homework? Because the teacher said it was a piece of cake. No applause? OK, we promise to keep our day jobs, but April is National Humor Month, and we know another way to add smiles to the classroom. STEM activities such as siege machines and rockets engage students and deliver fun and excitement. Afterward, you will need sunglasses – because your class will be so bright! All joking aside, here is a fun STEM activity to try: the Sled Pull Challenge Kit!
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IN THE NEWS

CONFIDENCE AND FRIENDSHIPS BUILT WITH NEW STEM PROGRAM

In the Greene County STEM program in North Carolina, students learn more than four core subjects. They also develop enthusiasm for learning and volunteering while working collaboratively and conquering self-doubt. EducationNC took a closer look at how it works.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

BRING TECH
TO EARTH DAY

There are many ways to help the Earth and the environment: planting trees, recycling and reusing items, and so forth. But there’s another side to green living – sustainable technologies! This year on Earth Day, April 22, consider some activities to highlight sustainable ways to power vehicles, run lights, and heat and cool our homes. Pitsco has many hands-on activities to teach how solar, wind, and fuel cell energies work and are used.
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MAKERSPACE

READY, SET, CREATE YOUR MAKERSPACE! 

Creativity, ingenuity, and developing a capacity for tools? It’s no wonder so many schools are turning to makerspace and its built-in STEM learning potential – even public libraries and other organizations are getting into it! Are you thinking about becoming part of the Maker Movement? Check out this 2016 study for a better understanding of Maker educators and communities. 
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INSIDE PITSCO

SPRINGING INTO SERVICE

Pitsco employees raised funds as they lunched and played games for a good cause at our annual Spring Fling fundraising event. $2,020 was donated to cancer-related causes, Angels Among Us and Relay for Life. We also volunteered at the Great Gorilla Games, a competition hosted by Pittsburg State University’s College of Technology that promotes teamwork while working through STEM-oriented challenges. 
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Story ideas, suggestions, and feedback are welcome. Please send them to Jessica Born at jborn@pitsco.com or P.O. Box 1708, Pittsburg, KS 66762.