Next Generation Science

Fragrance Synthesis and Entrepreneurship - Digital Fabrication Mini-PBL

In this Mini-PBL students will take on the role of entrepreneurs in research and developmental chemistry with the goal of synthesizing and promoting their own perfumes and colognes. Students will…

October 1, 2018
Mini LED Flashlight

Students will design and fabricate their very own mini LED flashlights! Students will create a case that fits all of the internal components of the flashlight. This can be done using…

October 1, 2018
REMIX: MP3 SPEAKER + MENTAL HEALTH

Students will be given an amplifier/speaker kit to assemble and solder. Students will also create a casing for this circuit system. This can be achieved by using the step-by-step tutorial…

October 1, 2018
Popsicle Flashlights - Simple Circuits with a Switch

Learn about electricity and build a simple circuit with a switch using some very simple materials.

October 1, 2018
Sea Floor Bathymetry

Students will demonstrate understanding of various sea floor features, create a digital and physical model of a sea floor, and then practice mapping the sea floor (bathymetry) using dowel rods…

October 1, 2018
Set the (VR) Screen: Wearable Device Designer

Students are challenged over the course of five (5) lessons to develop a cardboard virtual reality headset. Working as a “company” or in groups, learners will fulfill job specific tasks…

October 1, 2018
Soap-Making

Soap Making encourages educators to explore thermodynamics. Using a DIY vacuum mold machine, students will create a mold before adding scent and color to their soap to cast a mold.…

October 1, 2018
Learn CAD Design with Light Play

We use the Exploritorium’s light play activity to explore light and learn how to design and cut objects on the laser cutter. The laser-cutter is a versatile tool used throughout…

October 1, 2018
Under the Lights: Wearable Device Designer

Students are introduced to the Engineering Design Process through a rapid prototyping activity. Each step of the EDP will be addressed while creating a prototype device using craft materials. This…

October 1, 2018
Heating Up!: Wearable Device Designer

Students are challenged to program an Arduino and engineer a circuit to measure a player’s temperature. In pairs, students will practice both computer and electrical engineering. Groups will simulate their…

October 1, 2018
All Tied Up: Wearable Device Designer

Students are challenged to develop a wearable shoelace device. The device should both keep the wearer’s shoelaces tied and be easily removable. The lesson uses 2D vector design software and…

October 1, 2018
Pregame Warm-Up: Wearable Device Designer

Students are introduced to the Engineering Design Process through a rapid prototyping activity. Each step of the EDP will be addressed while creating a prototype device using craft materials. This…

October 1, 2018
Layers of the Earth with 3D printing

In this lesson students must complete calculations to create a model of the earth that is proportional to reality using Tinkercad.

October 1, 2018
PRIDE PIECES: EXPLORING SOCIAL IDENTITY, HISTORY, AND CULTURE

Students will create a neck piece based on symmetry, patterns, and colors seen in Black Panther as well as in traditional African art. They will learn how to simulate cultural…

October 1, 2018
Tinkercad & Chibi Chip Electronic Cards

This “Hour of Code” project is part of Computer Science Education Week from December 3 – 7 but the lesson can be done any time of the year. Students explore…

October 1, 2018
Wind Turbine STEM/Digital Fabrication Challenge

Enhance your subject area content and career connections by using digital fabrication to design and make blades for a wind turbine.

October 1, 2018
Fab Checker Boards

This unit involves student learning, practice, and reinforcement of multiple fabrication skills and tools to create personalized checker boards. The student will practice and develop skills surrounding 3D printing, laser…

October 1, 2018