The Physical Learning Commons has many supplementary packs filled with fun and engaging items! If you would like to learn how to find the quick link to access newer materials such as ADST tools and physical kits please watch this video:
There are 11 packs that support core competencies such as personal awareness, responsibility, feelings, creative thinking and honesty. Each pack contains 5 or more age appropriate books for you to read and discuss with your child. All items can be booked through the Search Portal.
Bring excitement to learning! Book an engaging kit for your child to explore. All items can be booked through the Search Portal by searching using the key words Maker Ed or the title of the item. From Knex to Lego, Dash robots, JD Robot, snap circuits, Sphero, Squishy Circuits, Makey Makey, Raspberry Pi, Cubelets and for our very youngest a selection of Geosmart magnetic play.
To find these resources, from the Home page of the Search Portal, click on the icon that says “Topic Lists”.
The next screen will show a list of topics by grade and by subject. Click on the Hands-On Learning/MakerEd icon to view the list. Please note, you cannot book the items from this screen at this time. To learn more about how to book items, view this tutorial.
Examples of items available:
Arduino Starter Kit
K’Nex Bridges : Introduction to structures.
Circuit Scribe Maker Kit : Draw your own circuits.
Dash Robot and book pack
Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Set
Geosmart Moon Lander
JD Robot Humanoid robot
Magformers Designer set
Raspberry Pi Kit for Dummies
LEGO Simple Machines Set : Gr. 1-4.
LEGO MINDSTORMS® Education – family
LightUp Tesla Kit : Learn to program.
Snap Circuits Extreme SC 750
Sphero Mini Robotic Ball
Virtual Reality Glasses
The physical Learning Commons has a variety of math resources such as manipulatives, games, DVDs and CDroms which can be booked through the Search Portal. Some examples:
Activities for Geometric Solids
Deluxe Decimal Tower
Geometry and Fractions with Pattern Blocks
Learning Wrap Ups
Math U See Manipulatives
Money Matters for Teens
The Joy of Mathematics
Times Tales pack
The physical Learning Commons has a variety of resources including books, microscopes, and equipment. You can book these items through the Search Portal.
Celestron Digital Microscope
Microscope : Magiscope.
Microscope : Sonlight (limited availability)
Microscope equipment pack
How to Dissect: Exploring With Probe and Scalpel
Science Experiments with a Microscope
The Ultimate Guide to Your Microscope
Usborne Complete Book of the Microscope: Internet-Linked
Zoomy 2.0 Handheld Digital Microscope
The physical Learning Commons has a variety of resources including book packs, hands-on phonics games and novel studies which can be booked through the Search Portal.
All About Reading Kits
Beginning Public speaking – Ages 5 -11
Come sit by me
Essentials in Writing gr. 6 Kit
Hooked on Phonics Kindergarten
Horizons Phonics and Reading
How to Become a Superstar Student!
Lambs of Hell’s Gate : Chinese workers and the building of the CPR /Novel Study
My Father’s World from A to Z (A Complete Kindergarten Curriculum)
Reading rods readers and activity sets
Right Brain Sight Words pack
Secrets of Great Communicators
The Institute for Excellence in Writing: Student Writing Intensive programs
Teaching the classics :A Socratic method for literary education
The Elegant Essay Writing Lessons
The Phonetic Zoo: Level A
The Problem Solvers Biographies
The physical Learning Commons has a variety of resources which can be booked through the Search Portal.
Fossil Identification made Easy
Lyrical life science
Matter, It’s properties & its changes
Rocks & Minerals Pack
If you know of something that would benefit the HCOS/HCS community and would like to suggest a purchase, please email email@example.com.