All Hess Toy Truck STEM curriculum guides are available for free download, and you can use any similar toy trucks you have on hand. Download the curriculum guides below.
Fundamentals of Flight: The 2021 STEM activities explore the science of flying and how key forces contribute to the motion that enables flight.
STEM to the Rescue: This 7-activity guide demonstrates applied math and science principles that Emergency Responders experience daily.
Towing the Load: This guide explores practical transportation issues such as fuel efficiency, force and motion, levers, and road surfaces as they relate to tow trucks.
On the Road with Vehicle Performance: Activities in this guide explore practical transportation issues, such as fuel efficiency, potential and kinetic energy for producing motion, and motorsports.
Simple and Compound Machines: (PDF & PPT) To prepare for the jobs of tomorrow, students must learn STEM concepts and engage in practical experiences that demonstrate how these concepts apply in the real world.
Force, Motion, Friction & Energy: (PDF & PPT) Each activity explores different aspects of simple and compound machines. Teachers are provided with an explanation of mechanical advantage.