The Science of Superpowers

The world of comic books is full of heroes, villains, challenges and triumphs — and the heroes need help! Ready to see just what it takes to be super? In this enrichment program from PCS Edventures!, students answer the call for aid by dissecting superhero skill-sets to uncover the science behind super powers.

Through 12 days of hands-on exercises in biology, engineering and technology, students fly alongside Superman, sling webs with Spider-Man and recognize the real-life heroes of our world. Dive head first into the pages of comic books where collaboration, communication and community awareness reign supreme.

Topics Include:

  1. The Origin Story
  2. The Man of Steel
  3. The Amazonian Princess
  4. The Caped Crusader
  5. The Web-Slinger
  6. Super Senses
  7. The Star-Spangled Avenger
  8. Forces of Nature
  9. Superhero Training Camp
  10. The Prince of Puzzles
  11. The Ace of Knaves
  12. Superhero Hall of Fame

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Age Range

7 - 10  |  1st - 3rd Grade

 

Contents

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Pages: 15 sets*
  • BrickLAB Classic BrickPACKs: 4 (2,616 parts total)
  • Wheel, Tire and Axle Set (450+ parts): 1
  • Brick separators: 8
  • Small storage containers with lids: 8
  • Balloons: 50*
  • Ping pong balls: 8
  • Mesh bag (for cleaning bricks): 1
  • Tape measure: 2
  • Colored pencils (12 pk): 5*
  • Dry erase markers: 15*
  • Dry erase pockets: 15
  • Cloth Headbands: 3
  • Magnets: 16
  • Painters Tape (60 yards): 1*
  • Paper clips: 200
  • Pencil sharpeners: 6
  • Post-it-Notes (100 ct): 1*
  • Scissors: 1
  • String (475 ft): 1*
  • Toothbrush: 8
  • Yarn (256 yd): 1*
  • Straws: 30*

    *While supplies lasts.

The Science of Superpowers STEM Kit contents
 
The Science of Superpowers STEM Kit contents
 
 

This STEM Kit was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.