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STEM Sports® - Basketball Program Kit V2 (NO SPORT) - STEMfinity

STEM Sports® - Basketball Program Kit V2 (NO SPORT)




STEM Sports® - Basketball Program Kit V2 (NO SPORT)


**PLEASE NOTE: This version of the STEM Sports® - Basketball Program Kit contains everything except the basketballs and the ball pumps. For the full version of this kit please click here.**


  • Recommended Grades: 3-5 & 6-8
  • Number of Students:  1 to 30+
  • Number of Lessons: 8 Modules
  • Standards: Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and/or Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and/or National Standards for K-12 Physical
  •  Curriculum Sample

You will not want to pass on a great opportunity to double up STEM with Basketball in the STEM Sports® STEM Basketball program. This hands-on method of learning the STEM fundamentals behind the game of basketball will drive students towards their goals of not only becoming better players, but also becoming better students as they will get the answers to the why questions that surround the game. The STEM Basketball supplemental curriculum will assist students™ growth and potential both on and off the court through eight lessons such as:


  • Understanding the contents of a basketball on the molecular level and how temperature affects play
  • Evaluating the changes that basketball shoes have made over time and why
  • Engineering their own shooting apparatus to explain some of Sir Issac Newton™s Laws.
  • Teaching students how to calculate their own field goal percentage, just like the greatest players in the NBA


While we cannot promise students will be able to execute a slam dunk, they will certainly feel like they did after experiencing the STEM Basketball program. The mindfulness and movement that they™ll experience during the lessons will be well received and teachers and administers will make it as easy as a layup!

In addition to the teacher manual, a single Basketball Kit includes:

  • (5) 25' tape measures
  • (5) hair dryers
  • (5) calipers
  • (12) protective eyewear
  • (5) cut ball swatches - indoor
  • (5) cut ball swatches - outdoor
  • (5) digital timers
  • (5) rolls of masking tape
  • (1000) craft sticks
  • (100) plastic spoons
  • (500) rubber bands
  • (1) STEM Basketball manual

Items NOT Included:



  • (5) indoor basketballs
  • (5) outdoor basketballs
  • (2) ball bags
  • (1) ball pump
  • set of inflation needles



Curriculum Breakdown:

3rd, 4th & 5th grade modules and they can be completed in any order. Lesson topics include:


  • 1.1 The Measurements of Basketball
  • 2.1 Forces in Basketball
  • 3.1 Understanding Basketball
  • 4.1 Motion and Basketballs
  • 5.1 Engineering Design Process
  • 6.1 Calculating Calories
  • 7.2 Shot Tracking
  • 8.1 Advancements in Shoe Technology
6th, 7th & 8th grade modules and they can be completed in any order. Lesson topics include:



  • 1.1 Basketball Measurements
  • 2.1 Science of Basketball
  • 3.1 Understanding Basketball
  • 4.1 Velocity & Acceleration
  • 5.1 Engineering Design Process
  • 6.1 Calculating Calories
  • 7.2 Shot Tracking With Technology
  • 8.1 Advancements in Shoe Technology



Video - Integrating STEM Sports into your afterschool program:



Frequently Asked Questions:


All STEM Sports® curriculum kits are designed for repeated use and can serve hundreds of students. Within each classroom, after-school program or camp setting, implementation for one student up to 30+ is possible per module. Or, two modules can be implemented simultaneously. There are lots of variables to consider and our curricula is well designed for expandability and scalability.


All of the supplies in the kit are non-perishable and are designed to last for several years. Some supplied items, such as 500 rubber bands and/or 1,000 craft sticks may have to be replaced over time.


Because all STEM Sports® programs are aligned with all or either of the following standards: Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards and National Standards for K-12 Physical Education, our supplemental curriculum is a perfect fit for public, private or charter schools classrooms. Then and because of the curricula™s standardization, the modules are a great fit for after-school programs as well as camp settings.


The 5E lesson plans make teaching modules easier and students will be more willing to learn. Why?  Because the way our STEM Sports® activities are set up, the sequence of lesson is well established, concepts and objectives are thoroughly scoped and the majority of students love sports and will view the learning as play. Then, students will develop 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, creative problem-solving, and leadership. So back to who is best to teach or administer STEM Sports® curricula? Everyone from science and STEM teachers, to PE teachers, sports coaches, volunteers and even the students the curricula is designed for. The 21st century skills we engrain with students are the same skills that they can utilize to help their fellow students.


Once a Purchase Order or Payment is received, kits will arrive in five (5) business days.