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Robotics Engineering Curriculum 

Bring computational thinking and the engineering design process to life with this robust robotics engineering curriculum where students will create a robot and utilize tools for self-growth in technical skill development and design.

In this year-long course, students will be immersed in completing a project that connects STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) topics to the real-world. Using the interactive curriculum, educators, and facilitators will guide students through the course and help them build teamwork, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Each semester of the course culminates in an event where students present what they've learned and use their robot to compete in a class mini-game based on the current season’s competitive challenge.

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What’s included with your FIRST Tech Challenge Class Pack Registration:

  • FIRST® Thinkscape Learning Management System Access: Digital lesson plans and curriculum access from August 2022 – September 2023.
  • Year-long Robotics Curriculum including:
      • Teacher lessons with team activities to coordinate with online learning. 
      • Interactive student learning modules 
      • Engineering Notebook Templates
      • Rubrics for assessing the engineering notebook, career readiness, and robot design
      • Integrated physics simulations
      • Student knowledge checks and assessments
  • Scope & Sequence Modifications: If you're impacted by the ongoing REV Robotics Control Hub supply chain disruptions, these modifications can guide your Class Pack experience utilizing only the curriculum.
  • Mini Game Kit: Manual and replica 8 x 8 playing field with two alliance zones based on the 2022-2023 competitive season game, POWERPLAYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies.
  • Digital Student Badges through Tallo: Earned by students as they demonstrate skills and competencies.

Request a demo of the FIRST Tech Challenge curriculum in Thinkscape and view our scope and sequence options for this year-long course, which can be adjusted based on student needs and to coincide with a competitive qualifying season or independent classroom experience. >See the overview.

FIRST Tech Challenge Class Pack maps to state and national education standards. >View available standards alignments.

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Essential Program Elements 

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REV Robotics Education Kit

Can be purchased separately through FIRST.REV Robotics Education Kit

This kit includes everything you need to build a basic robot that can be operated autonomously with the REV Control Hub and tele-op with gamepad. View technical specs and system requirements.

This kit includes: 

  • REV Control Hub*, REV Driver Hub, and necessary wiring

  • REV V3 Color Sensor

  • REV Touch Sensor

  • Webcam

  • Gamepad

  • 180+ REV metal and plastic pieces including structure pieces, motion pieces, and wheels

  • Rechargeable battery pack and charger

  • 1 core hex motor, 2 smart robot servos, and 2 UltraPlanetary Gearbox Kit & HD Hex Motor

  • Storage bin

  • Hardware and tools

If you have an affiliated FIRST Tech Challenge competition kit from TETRIX or REV, you can use your existing set to interact with the Class Pack curriculum.

We recommend no more than three (3) students per robot kit to provide all students an opportunity to practice coding and building during your sessions.

*The REV Robotics Control Hub, a core component of the reusable FIRST Tech Challenge Class Pack REV Robotics Education robot kit, is currently unavailable due to ongoing global supply chain disruptions. If you have an affiliated FIRST Tech Challenge competition kit from TETRIX or REV, you can use your existing set to interact with the Class Pack curriculum.

Returning FIRST Tech Challenge Class Pack customers are encouraged to utilize their existing robotics kit materials.

We are working closely with our supply partners to address these challenges and will share more information as it becomes available. Sign up to receive updates on Control Hub availability.

REV Robotics Education Robot Upgrade Kit (optional)

Can be purchased through the FIRST dashboard.

REV Robotics Education Robot Upgrade KitThe REV Robotics Education Robot Upgrade kit allows customers to expand their existing education robot kit and take a deeper dive into the two-semester curriculum with extended builds and sensors.

  • The upgrade kit gives students more functionality in the classroom and combined with the REV Robotics Education Robot Kit, the Upgrade Kit provides Class Pack sites with a complete FIRST Tech Challenge Competition Set
  • This combined kit provides sites with the equipment needed to transition to competing as a qualifying FIRST Tech Challenge team. Sites interested in qualifying competitions are required to register a FIRST Tech Challenge individual team to compete in regional events

This optional kit includes:

  • Additional gamepad
  • Servo
  • Core Hex Motors
  • Wheels, gears, chain, sprockets to increase functionality

 

Individual Team Registration Grant

Continue the FIRST experience by registering a FIRST Tech Challenge individual team using the FIRST Individual Team Registration Grant. With each FIRST Tech Challenge Class Pack purchase, you are eligible to receive one rookie (first-year) individual team registration grant for a discounted price. Individual Teams are made up of up to 15 students and participate in season events run by local Program Delivery Partners with the potential for progression to regional or national championships. If you’re interested in the Team Grant, please email firstschoolengagement@firstinspires.org for next steps.

Class Pack Details

Class Pack

24

Students Served
  • Thinkscape Learning Management System Access
  • Student Learning Modules
  • Teacher Lesson Plans
  • 1 Mini Game Kit
  • Access to the FIRST Professional Learning Community on Thinkscape
  • Thinkscape Access

    Aug 2022-Sept 2023

  • Registration Cost 2022-2023
    U.S. Shipping/Handling $42
    Canada Shipping/Handling $87
    Mexico Shipping/Handling $107
    Taxes will be applied as required

    $995

  • REV Robotics Education Kit
    Recommended 1 kit per 3 students
    Currently Unavailable
    U.S. Shipping/Handling $29 per kit
    Canada Shipping/Handling $50 per kit
    Mexico Shipping/Handling $60 per kit
    Taxes will be applied as required

    REV Robotics Education Robot Upgrade Kit (optional)
    U.S. Shipping/Handling $25 per kit
    Canada Shipping/Handling $30 per kit
    Mexico Shipping/Handling $60 per kit
    Taxes will be applied as required

    $795








    $300

  • Professional Development
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    $500 (1 seat)

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