Building Minds that Will Revolutionize Tomorrow

Bridge the gap between teaching engineering practicum and inspiring future engineers

Built in partnership with the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), STEMscopes DIVE-in Engineering guides students through engaging engineering curriculum built around flexible, hands-on lessons developed to transform your classroom into an authentic makerspace.

Gift your students with practical, inquiry-based educational experiences that encourage exploration and inspire ingenuity while leveraging the DIVE method.

Kits
  • On the Move
    3rd Grade

    Balloon Boat: description there...

    4th Grade

    Rubber Band Car: description there...

    5th Grade

    Stomp Rocket: description there...

    6th Grade

    Motor Boat: description there...

    7th Grade

    Motor Car: description there...

    8th Grade

    Hover Craft: description there...

    All Grades

    Back Cover: description there...

  • Around the House
    3rd Grade

    Lock Box: description there...

    3rd-5th Grades

    Light Switch: description there...

    5th Grade

    Rotary Fan: description there...

    6th Grade

    3-Way Switch: description there...

    7th Grade

    Door Knob: description there...

    8th Grade

    Air Conditioner: description there...

    All Grades

    Back Cover: description there...

  • Eyes, Ears & Hands
    3th Grade

    Claw Hand: description there...

    4th Grade

    Stringed Instrument: description there...

    5th Grade

    Telescope: description there...

    6th Grade

    Robot Arm: Students design a hydraulic arm with an articulating neck and pincer grip and then Vary their design to solve real-world problems.

    7th Grade

    Slide Projector: description there...

    8th Grade

    Speaker: description there...

    All Grades

    Back Cover: description there...

Think like an engineer with the DIVE method



Deconstruct

Working the way engineers do, students begin by taking apart a working prototype. By recording measurements, making diagrams, and taking notes, the students prepare for the next step.

Imitate

Now students are ready to reverse engineer the prototype, making their own version based on what they learned during the deconstruct phase.

Vary

In the next step, students analyze what they have created and brainstorm ways to make it different. Can they make it bigger? Smaller? Can they replace or remove parts?

Explore

The knowledge and skills gained by the students in the previous steps have prepared them for the final exploration, in which they solve the original problem in a new way, or apply their solution to a totally new problem.

In each grade band, students will explore nine different engineering solutions, in three different units: On the Move, Around the House, and Eyes, Ears & Hands.

DIVE-in Engineering Sample Lesson Content

Check out sample content from our STEMscopes DIVE-in Engineering curriculum for grades 3-8.

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Built in Partnership with NYSCI

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.