OpenSciEd Curriculum Kits & Professional Development

The Einstein Project is a Certified Professional Development Provider for OpenSciEd.  If you are exploring these materials as a possible resource for your middle school, we are happy to provide a short 1/2 day or full day introduction to the materials. If you have committed to implementing OpenSciEd, we can lead your team through a 4 day curriculum launch.
We are also leasing curriculum kits for all of the available middle school units. High school and elementary units are in the works! The Einstein Project is your source for support in implementing high-quality STEM education.


Plane on a Stick Project

The Plane On a Stick combines a simple series circuit (motor, battery & switch) with a propeller on a rotating platform to create circular motion enabled by thrust from the propeller. The speed is determined by the propeller design and the weight balance on the stick. Hit the switch and watch it spin! All needed materials are supplied. This project requires the use of common tools. Soldering is encouraged, but is not absolutely required for the project (it's a great maker skill to learn!)

We learned a lot from Curt Gabrielson, Kinetic Contraptions


Order your maker kits!

Introductory Pricing per pack of 10

Belt driven Car......$100

Paddle Boat............$110

Plane on a Stick....$100

Propeller Boat.......$100

Single Tread..........$135



What comes in each Plane on a Stick kit?

Component Quantity
Switch 1
DC Motor 1
9V Battery 1
Battery Snaps 1
Black Wire 4 ft
Red Wire 2 ft
Dowel 1
Plastic Tube 2
Square Dowel 1
Base 1
Machine Screw 1
Cable Ties 2
Craft Sticks 12
Rubber Band 1

What tools will I need to complete the Plane on a Stick kit?

Tools are not included with the Plane on a Stick kit.  A tool kit is available for lease upon request.

Soldering Tools: Soldering iron and solder
Soldering Tools: Helping hands for soldering
Soldering Tools: Tip Tinner
Side Cutters
Wire Strippers
Electrical Tape
Hot Glue Gun (High or Low Temp) w/ Glue Sticks
1/8" Drill Bit
Phillips Driver Bit

Where can you go to learn more?

Tools & Materials