“I’m pretty critical when it comes to STEM, and there is a lot of trendy/science-as-entertainment stuff out there, but it looks like Reach has mostly gotten it right. It appears tactile, mechanical and not dumbed-down. It’s not whiz-bang or computer- or video-driven. It looks like it’s the kind of thing that builds intuition and more importantly, the ability to build intuition.” – Brian Bauman Ph.D.
The Reach modules are correlated to National Education Standards in science and math, as well as Learn Sailing Right! Beginner and Intermediate.
|Module 1||Measuring Wind||“How can we use the wind if we can’t see it?”|
|Module 2||Buoyancy||“How does this boat float?”|
|Module 3||Sail Area and Perimeter||“What shape are sails and why?”|
|Module 4||Simple Machines on Sailboats||“Why do boats have all these ropes and pulleys?”|
|Module 5||Water Quality Testing||“What is happening in the water out there?”|
|Module 6||Marine Debris||“How does marine debris get in our waters and where does it go?”|
|Module 7||Upwind Sailing Angles||“How does geometry affect my sailing?”|
|Module 8||Land and Sea Breezes||“Why does the wind change as the day progresses?”|
|Module 9||Wind Power||“How is wind used as power?”|
|Module 10||Underwater Exploration||“How can we learn more about our sailing environment?”|
US Sailing’s STEM Education Series
REACH Educator Guide Middle School, Modules 1-10
Regular Retail Price: $59.95
Member Price: $49.95
Interested in implementing Reach? Register for the Reach STEM Educator Course , a one day professional development and training (which includes a copy of the REACH Educator Guide) or purchase the Educator Guide at the US Sailing store.