Rokenbok wants to help every child have a better understanding of how the world works.
They know that teaching children to see like designers and think like engineers gives them the skills and confidence to change the world. Rokenbok STEM Education ultimately leads to more students having the curiosity, desire, and persistence to choose careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Rokenbok is a single, continuous system of reusable materials carefully organized into Mobile STEM Labs. Students start with building blocks and, at each stage in their STEM journey, add new engineering elements and design challenges all the way through programmable robotics. Students start with fundamentals like how to make things strong and how to make things move.
As students mature, they build on that foundation and explore: mechanical and structural engineering; Computer Aided Design and 3D Printing; the mechanical, programmable, and sensor driven aspects of robotics; and integrated STEM projects that explore professional design cycles.
Rokenbok’s STEM-Maker Curriculum is an innovative approach combining foundational STEM content with the artistic “Design-Make-Play” approach used by experienced STEM educators. STEM-Maker curriculum emerged from collaboration with major research institutions and veteran STEM educators. At every grade-level, students gain both a deep comprehension of STEM content and accrue the hands-on experience needed to become creative problem solvers.