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Robotics Engineering Curriculum 

Incorporate hands-on learning, career exploration, and workforce and industry-ready skills into your classroom or after-school curriculum using the FIRST Tech Challenge Class Pack curriculum and resources.fd_ftc_into the deep_logo_patch_full color_rgb

This flexible, interactive curriculum helps students develop teamwork, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills while exploring engineering concepts through simulations, knowledge checks, and assessments.   

Students will be challenged to design, build, and program a robot to compete in a class mini game. As they collaborate on their robot, they will apply skills learned throughout the curriculum such as designing mechanisms and programming algorithms.  

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

The 2024-2025 Class Pack curriculum is available in both English and Spanish. 


  • Year-long Robotics Curriculum including:
      • FIRST® Thinkscape Learning Management System Access: Digital lesson plans and curriculum access from August 2024 – September 2025.
      • Interactive digital student learning models
      • Teacher guidance including scenarios and modeling for student modules 
      • Videos to support teachers in delivery of the curriculum through modeling
      • Assessment rubrics for robot design, the engineering notebook, and career readiness 
      • Engaging Kahoot! knowledge checks 
      • Integrated physics simulations with robotics applications  
      • Guided downloadable engineering notebook for team activities
  • Mini Game Kit: Set-up manual, game-play instructions, and game and scoring elements to replicate the competitive environment in a taped-off 8x8 area.
  • 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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Product images from the 2023-2024 FIRST Tech Challenge Class Pack Curriculum.  


Essential Program Elements 

Not included with Class Pack registration and can be purchased separately through the FIRST Dashboard (U.S. and Canada) or Rev Robotics (Australia, Greece, Mexico).

 

REV Robotics Education Kit

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

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.

REV Robotics Education Robot Upgrade Kit (optional)

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

Educator Resources 

  • FIRST Certified Professional Development: During FIRST Tech Challenge professional development, you'll learn how to engage students in grades 7-12 in the engineering design process and career-ready practices through team-driven robot building and programming.  >View professional development
  • Standard Alignment Maps: FIRST has completed external analysis and mapping of FIRST Tech Challenge to state and national educational standards. >View available standards alignments
  • Student Learning Progression: Validate or assess students’ knowledge and skills, and ensure students are acquiring knowledge and developing skills that are age- and grade-level appropriate. >View learning progression
  • Scope & Sequence Options: Customize activities to extend beyond the 10 sessions using FIRST supporting materials. >View scope & sequence options

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. View Team Grant application and details.

Class Pack Details

Class Pack

24

Students Served
  • Thinkscape Learning Management System Access
  • Student Learning Modules
  • Teacher Lesson Plans
  • 1 Mini Game Kit
  • Thinkscape Access

    Aug 2024-Sept 2025

  • Registration Cost 2024-2025
    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
    U.S. Shipping/Handling $29 per kit
    Canada Shipping/Handling $50 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
    Taxes will be applied as required

    $840








    $315

  • Professional Development
    Strongly recommended
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    $600 (1 seat)

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