RAFT helps educators transform the learning experience through hands-on education. As a non-profit, we rely on member dues as well as donor support to help under-write RAFT services and keep costs down. Thanks to our 10,000+ RAFT members who bring engaging and affordable education experiences to 825,000+ kids a year!
RAFT's new 3-part series is designed to help you explore relevant skills and experiences through the use of hands-on learning tools and techniques needed with the BSA's STEM initiative program. Our experienced teachers will introduce the learning strategies and principles to guide you.
As a Boy Scout member and RAFT member this unique opportunity is available at no cost to you thanks to sponsorship from generous RAFT donors. Space is limited to 30 participants and the program is expected to fill quickly. Get more information, learn about additional incentives such as stipends for program completion, and reserve your spot today. Boy Scout Cohort Registration
RAFT Redwood City will be CLOSED this Saturday, August 30th in observance of Labor Day.
RAFT San Jose will be open this Saturday, August 30th and CLOSED Tuesday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day.
RAFT and National Young Game Inventors Contest (NYGIC)
RAFT is partnering with University Games to encourage young innovators to create new and engaging board games through this nationwide contest. The grand prize is a $10,000 savings bond and a chance to have the game published.
5-12 year old inventors are eligible to submit original board game ideas to National Young Game Inventors Contest now through October 15th, 2014. Want some inspiration? Get a Game Inspiration Kit with all the foundational game pieces your young inventors need to start making a game, available online and at RAFT. More information about the contest and the entry form are available at www.nygic.org.
New RAFT Idea Sheets and Activity Kits! Available now at our San Jose and Redwood City resource centers.
Going the Distance: Word problems involving rate, distance, and time are ideal for practicing how to solve for unknowns, understanding the mathematical meaning of key words in written problems, and seeing the relative movement of objects involved in the problems. The two wooden sliders model a system of two moving objects, providing students with a hands-on tool to use in solving for rate, time, or distance.
Grades Covered: 6 though 12
Subjects Covered: Math
Curriculum topics: Absolute Value, Equations, Number lines, Ratios & Proportions, Unit Rates, Word Problems
You can shop online for RAFT Activity Kits. We have a variety of hands-on science, math, and art kits for your educational program.
Visit the RAFT Online Store, and if you haven’t done so already, link your RAFT membership to your online store account to receive lower member pricing on all kits ordered online.