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Robotics Engineering Curriculum 

Offer students opportunities to develop technical STEM and holistic skills through competition and career-ready practices with FIRST® Tech Challenge Class Pack.

Throughout this year-long course, students will create a robot and utilize tools for self-growth in technical skill development and engineering design. 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. 

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Bring FIRST Tech Challenge Class Pack to Your Students

  • Class Pack includes access to digital materials through the FIRST® Thinkscape Portal from August 2021 to September 2022. See the overview here.
    • Teacher Planning Support & Lesson Guides
    • Interactive student learning modules 
    • Engineering Notebook Templates
    • Rubrics for assessing the engineering notebook, career readiness, and robot design
    • Teacher Guide for best practices and classroom management resources
    • Integrated physics simulations
    • Student knowledge checks
  • Students can earn digital badges through Tallo to demonstrate skills and competencies 
  • 1 Mini Game Kit - includes a manual and replica 8 x 8 playing field with two alliance zones from current competitive season challenge

You can 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.  

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Essential Program Elements 

(not included with Class Pack)

 

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.

 

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

With each FIRST Tech Challenge Class Pack purchase, you are eligible to receive one individual rookie (first-year) team registration grant for a discounted price. Individual teams participate in season events run by local Program Delivery Partners and have the potential for progression to regional or national championships. Access Team Grant application.

  • $140 of the $275 Team registration

Standards Alignments 

FIRST has completed an external analysis and mapping of FIRST Tech Challenge to national educational standards. See the available standards alignments.

Class Pack Details

Class Pack

24

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

    Aug 2021-Sept 2022

  • Participation Cost 2021-2022
    U.S. Shipping/Handling $42
    Canada Shipping/Handling $87
    Mexico Shipping/Handling $107
    Taxes will be applied as required

    $895

  • REV Robotics Education Kit
    Recommended 1 kit per 3 students
    Price does not include applicable tax or shipping

    REV Robotics Education Robot Upgrade Kit (optional)
    Price does not include applicable tax or shipping

    $650


    $300

  • Professional Development
    Strongly recommended
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    $500 (1 seat)

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