# Projects

We lead a variety of projects covering many different science/engineering concepts. The goal is to provide an exiciting and inspiring environment to spark student intrest in the STEM field. While we start each session with a short discussion about the fundamental principles we quickly transition to hands-on learning because understanding comes more readily with concrete examples.

### Projects with PDFs

- Batteries

This lesson teaches students about electrochemical reactions, how batteries work, and how simple circuits work.

Students make a their own LED flashlights powered from pennies. - Baking Soda Reactions

This lesson teaches students about different chemical reaction properties.

Students experiment with baking soda and vinegar to learn about different properties. - Cryptography

This lesson teaches students about cryptography and encoding. Discussion is based around the need for information security.

Students experiment with Morse code and simple ciphers. - Sound

This lesson teaches students about sound, and how electricity and magnetism can be used to generate sound.

Students build their own audio speakers from paper plates, magnets, and wire.

### Other Projects

- Cork Compasses

Students learn about magnetics and how compasses work. - Balloon Powered Cars

Students learn about physics and try to design cars with Newton's laws in mind. - Marble Roller Coasters

Students learn about energy, and try to design roller coasters with energy conservation in mind. - Forensics

Students learn about forensic science through finger print analysis and chromatography. - Bouncy Balls

Students learn about polymer science and make homemade bouncy balls. - Electromagnets

Students learn about electromagnetism and make their own electromagnets. - Electric Motors

Students learn about electromagnetism as it relates to motors and make their own electric motors. - Fruit Batteries

Students learn about electrochemical reactions and experiment using different fruits as batteries. - Egg Drop Parachutes

Students learn about Newton's laws and impulse. - Engineering Budget Towers

Students learn about engineering design and working as a team in order to build towers that meet specifications while minimizing cost.