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Designing Sports Safety Equipment STEM Lab

Designing Sports Safety Equipment STEM Lab

This week during Community STEM, our STEM Challenge involves choosing your favorite sport and designing or redesigning a piece of safety equipment. You must provide evidence of the need for such equipment, develop a prototype, and defend the costs involved. Develop an ad or commercial selling your product. You may work alone or with partners. Some Examples:

iMake iLearn: Prosthetic Kids Hand Challenge

The Discovery Educator Network is composed of innovative and dedicated educators who are using technology in transformational ways. Dr. Chris Craft of CrossRoads Intermediate School in Columbia, South Carolina is a member of the DEN.  His project Prosthetic Kids Hand Challenge is a shining example of how children can change the world using technology. What inspired

Teaching Math through Art

On a Sunday afternoon when my family finally had a free moment, my wife took us to the Woodson Art Museum to view the Walter Wick exhibition. Walter Wick is the photographic illustrator of the I SPY series, and the author/illustrator of the Can You See What I See? series.  This exhibit inspired me to think about

The Billy Goats Build a Raft!

This week on Community STEM we will combine a STEM activity with a classic fairy tale. That troll is up to his old tricks again.  He insists that the Billy Goats cannot cross over his bridge. After a brief conversation, the Billy Goats decide that they wouldn’t be breaking the rules if they build a raft to cross the stream. Your task

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