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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:

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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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The Camping Trip Egg Drop

Every week we are sharing another great STEM activity that will inspire teachers and students. This week we will combine a fun family event with an old classic, “The Egg Drop.” This exciting challenge  will be introduced by DEN Star, Kim Miller, from Boise, Idaho. Students will be asked to design a contraption that will

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I Am An Engineer

Last week engineering was trending on twitter due to the hashtags #IAmAnEngineer and #ILookLikeAnEngineer. These hashtags are focused on breaking down stereotypes in engineering and promoting the many types of people who are engineers. Unfortunately, engineering is an industry that people often have a very fixed perception of what an “engineer” is and many students

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More Engineering Resources for K12 Educators and Students

By David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy     Engineering is a passion of mine. I have a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering-Aerospace, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and worked for 10 years as an engineer before making a career change to education. I still do some engineering consulting work also. I use engineering concepts and ideas in my physics class, encourage

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