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
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Students learn about forensic science through finger print analysis and chromatography.
- Bouncy Balls
Students learn about polymer science and make homemade bouncy balls.
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.