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Integrated STEM

See how Hudson Elementary uses Cubelets to engage students in the classroom through their STEM Mobile Integrated Learning Experience.

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Announcing Cubelets OS 4

Modular Robotics has released a new operating system for Cubelets called OS 4. It changes the way Cubelets communicate with each other and with connected devices. Cubelets OS 4 enables Cubelets do everything they do now, only better!

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Cubelet OS 4 is FREE. All you need to do is upgrade with a Bluetooth Cubelet using the new Cubelets app.
40+ Hours of FREE Curricula

The best part of using Cubelets and MOSS for education is the FREE curricula. We have a spectrum of fully developed lesson plans and activities for teachers of all types. Developed in conjunction with educators in the field these classes have been tested and optimized to impart critical STEM lessons.

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Cubelets Lesson Plans

Jump right into using tiny robots with your students. Use these plans to get informed, inspired, and up-to-speed on using Cubelets in a classroom, museum, maker space, or camp!

Cubelets Lesson Plans are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Said another way, these lessons are free for you to use, remix and share. All we ask is that you credit your source and make your lesson available for others to use at no cost.

Lesson Plans Pre-K and Kindergarten

Specifically designed for little learners and mini makers. These lesson plans are the most accessible way of getting started with robotics and Cubelets robot blocks.

Lesson Plans Grades 1-3

Tailored to meet the needs of 1st-3rd grade students, these lesson plans are the perfect way to introduce your students to robotics with Cubelets robot blocks.

Lesson Plans Grades 4-6

Built to meet the needs of 4th through 6th grade students, these lesson plans are the perfect springboard to creative robot education with Cubelets robot blocks.

Lesson Plans Grades 7-12

Covering 7th through 12th Grade and beyond, these lesson plans provide high-ceiling activities while still maintaining accessibility for all experience levels.

MOSS Lesson Plans

As you introduce MOSS to your classes and student groups, you can also introduce key concepts in robotics – understanding what robots are and do, and why humans have and make robots by building them, and in the process learning about sensors, actuators, and basic principles in engineering and design.

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Computational Thinking and Complex Systems

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Common Queries About Educational Robots

  • Why should I teach with robots? +

    It isn't our place to tell you what to teach. However, robots are fun! They help students engage with material in hands on ways. Plus, building robots provides play-driven learning opportunities that explore design, engineering, and emergent behavior in complex systems.

  • Why are educational robots a great teaching tool? +

    There are lots of educational tools that are engaging, and there are some that teach real world lessons like design thinking, complexity, systems thinking, perseverance, project-based learning and collaboration. But robotics is unparalleled in combining all of these educational possibilities.

  • How can robots help with my STEM initiatives? +

    Teaching STEM lessons with robots gives students a reason to apply knowledge they've already learned, to verbalize it, and to put into practice new vocabulary and literacy skills classroom teachers have worked to impart to their classes.

  • What other magic comes from educational robotics? +

    Educators understand that different people learn in their own ways. Consider auditory learners, kinesthetic learners, visual learners, read/write learners and that most people possess traits from a variety of learning styles. The diversity of how we can interact with robots offers a great bridge to connect all learning types. Educational robots create an incredibly diverse learning vehicle for educators.

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Modular Robotics Education FAQ

  • What can I teach with Cubelets and MOSS? +

    Robotics, of course, but math, engineering and design, biology and behavior, scientific inquiry and critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration, logic, and physics are on our list. We’ve written some of these activities and published them on our website and have more in the pipeline. If you get your Cubelets or MOSS and have an idea we haven’t thought of yet, contact us so we can collaborate with you to test it out!

  • How durable are Cubelets and MOSS? +

    Both Cubelets and MOSS are tough! Sure, you can break them, but it won’t be easy. In addition to passing CPSIA and ASTM toy safety standards, we’ve personally tested the durability of our product and asked others to give us feedback. Teachers tell us that they’re impressed with how these kits perform over time. Cubelets and MOSS have been in classrooms, after school programs, and science centers where they’re used repeatedly for hours at a time, and they hold up to exuberant, clumsy, and continuous use. You can also wipe them down with a disinfectant from time to time, although we don’t suggest submerging them in water to clean them!

  • What should I order? +

    It really depends on the learning objectives and activity you have in mind for your students. We’ve been in classrooms of 40 students learning biology and behavior sharing just a few Cubelets SIX kits, and in small robotics classes of 15 students who put to use twice as many kits plus additional Think Cubelets. If you have specific questions regarding your group’s goals, we’d be glad to discuss this with you! Please post your thought or question on the Education Forum so we can share what’s worked for others in the past.

  • If I have X number of students, how many Cubelets do I need to keep them engaged? +

    Aim for having enough of each type of Cubelet so that students get to investigate the sensing, thinking, and action functions of robots. Cubelets are unlike other toys that can be distributed and used independently. In order to make working robots, each student or group needs at least one Battery, one Sense Cubelet, and one Action Cubelet. Even with just three Cubelets (Battery, Distance, and Drive) you can build quite a few different robot behaviors. Make sure you have enough of each type of Cubelet (Sense, Action, and optionally Think) and remember that you’ll need as many Battery Cubelets as you have groups of students building robots. The Cubelets SIX and TWELVE kits, or the Educator Packs, are great starts for most student groups!

  • If I have Y number of students, how much MOSS do I need to keep them engaged? +

    Each student or group will need at least one battery, a sensor block, an action block, and a handful of spheres to construct a robot. The MOSS Zombonitron, MOSS Exofabulatronixx, MOSS Inquiry Educator Pack, or MOSS Constructionism Educator Pack are all great starts for groups because there are enough of each type of MOSS block so that students can investigate a variety of of designs and configurations. The Educator Packs each support 5 users or groups.

  • Will my Cubelets ship with batteries? +

    The Cubelets TWENTY, TWELVE, and SIX kits have one Battery Cubelet in each kit. Each kit comes with a micro-USB charging cable for easy charging. Some educators prefer to purchase a 5-Port charger as it will charge 5 Battery Cubelets simultaneously. This can be especially helpful if you're getting several kits or an Educator Pack. If you are buying Cubelets individually (not in a kit), please note they do not come with a USB cable. You can purchase a USB cable for each Battery Cubelet so your robots can have power!

  • What about shipping? +

    A shipping charge will be added to your order. The cost will depend on how fast you want your order and your location. More information about shipping options can be found here.

  • Is there an educator discount? +

    Yes, indeed! There is an Educator’s Discount that's already included in the pricing of our Cubelets and MOSS Educator Packs and Expansion Packs. All of the Educator Packs are discounted between 15% and 25% off retail pricing. To help you get the most value from your purchase we offer a range of lesson plans and educational support materials for students of many ages, and on a variety of topics.

  • Can I use a Purchase Order? +

    Ordering on with a credit card is the fastest and easiest way to purchase but we’ll happily accept a PO if that’s a better option for you. You can start the PO process by completing this simple Educator Agreement. Once the form has been completed, please send your PO to and we will enter the order for you and send an email confirmation.

  • Will you send a W9 form so I can set you up as a vendor? +

    Certainly. Here's our W9 form.

  • Can I get tax exempt? +

    Yes – if you provide us with your school’s or organization’s tax exempt paperwork, we’d be glad to make sure you’re not charged taxes for your purchase! Please note that for credit card orders, you will need to create an account online first. Once you have created an account online, email with your tax exempt information and the email you used to create the account and we will update your account to reflect tax exempt status.

  • The Cubelets SIX has only 6 Cubelets – do I need more? +

    Because each individual function in a Cubelet combines with others in so many ways, there are innumerable options. Even with only the Cubelets SIX we figure you can build hundreds of robots out of this box of six Cubelets! It’s true that if you only had six blocks in a building block set you’d be sorely limited, but Cubelets allow for so many creative combinations that teachers and students are often surprised by how much they can do with this kit. Check out our lesson plans if you’d like to see a few examples. Of course, the TWELVE or TWENTY kits are a step up, and enable students to do more with Think Cubelets and build bigger and more sophisticated robots.

  • Why is there a Passive Cubelet in the Cubelets SIX kit? +

    Despite its humble name, the Passive Cubelet is a quite useful Cubelet! It stabilizes tall robots, extends robots to be longer or wider, and because it passes power and data, allows beginners to investigate the “Think” function of a robot with ease.

  • How do I get started once I get my Cubelets? +

    Start with the Getting Started Guide. And check out the Education webpage and lesson plans. Or watch this video!