US Sailing’s STEM Education Series
Check out Module 1 in both the Educator Guide and Student Logbook here for FREE!
If you’re thinking about trying out Reach at your program than this is the perfect resources for you!
Why use Reach?
Adventure programming focusing on the “How” and “Why” of sailing
Kids stay engaged on no-wind or rainy days
Over 100,000 youth have participated in US Sailing’s Reach Initiative annuallyfor the past three years from over 450 schools, sailing centers, and yacht clubs working together to combine STEM Education and the great sport of sailing using this standardized curriculum. Reach has shown proven success with participants increasing their STEM based knowledge on an average of 13%.
Reach Educator Guide Middle School, Modules 1-10
The Reach Educator Guide is the perfect easy to follow curriculum for sailing instructors and teachers interested in implementing STEM through sailing! Middle School Modules 1-10 are designed for use in the classroom, on the water, and in outdoor classrooms. Implement 1 module or all 10. If you would like to dive into the curriculum through a one day professional development course, try US Sailing’s STEM Educator Course with includes a copy of the Reach Educator Guide. The Reach modules are correlated to National Education Standards in science and math, as well as US Sailing’s Learn Sailing Right! Beginner and Intermediate. US Sailing highly recommends working with your local school district to implement standards based programming in your area.
Regular Retail Price: $59.95
Member Price: $49.95
Student Logbook & Portfolio
Perfect for youth ages 10-16, in the Reach Student Logbook & Portfolio provides a place for youth sailors to track their sailing skills, collect data, reflect on their learning, and engage in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and the environment around them. Students will be inspired through the many “Career Connections” to peruse their love of sailing for a lifetime.
Regular Retail Price: $8.00
Member Price: 25% off
Bulk Pricing: email Merchandise@ussailing.org
The student book directly aligns to Modules 1-10 in the Reach Educator Guide: Middle School and also with the Learn Sailing Right Beginning Sailing and Learn Sailing Right Intermediate Sailing books. A fit for Adventure Sailing Classes, Learn to Sail programs, and of course Reach programming. Just getting started, check out the STEM Educator Course for teachers and sailing instructors participating in US Sailing’s Reach Initiative
Reach Educator Guide Middle School, Modules 11-17
Designed for middle school students, these seven modules incorporate national education concepts including watershed education, climate change, and green technology—all with a focus on learning both on and off the water. The modules are aligned to the Ocean Literacy Principles and include content created by sailing centers actively implementing the Reach curriculum. Modules 11-17 are designed as a supplement to follow as a resource for those who attended the Reach Educator Course and have already implanted a few modules from 1-10 having practice skills in inquiry-based education practices.
Retail Price: $19.95
Interested in joining the Reach Initiative?
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. We are always looking for schools and sailing centers to host a STEM Educator Course at their facilities. Many programs find hosting a Sailing Through STEM Night is an easy way to get started and ignite some STEM energy in your community.
Are you implementing two or more of the Reach modules at your school or youth program? Register with US Sailing’s Reach Initiative and your organization and contact information will be added to the Reach website.
Reach: Middle School Modules 1-10
|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?”|
“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 US Sailing’s Learn Sailing Right! Beginner and Intermediate. US Sailing highly recommends working with your local school district to implement standards based programming in your area.