STEM Programs for Texas Classrooms

Introduction to Competitive Robotics

Upper Elementary through High School

Hands-on sessions for students, teachers, homeschoolers, scouts, and volunteers.  Would you like to start a competitive robotics program? Take your current program to the next level?  Teachers, coaches, and students learn simple but powerful principles from the engineering world and practical everyday tips to make your robotics program more efficient, more effective, and more fun.  Learn the differences among the three LEGO technologies used in statewide contests (RCX, NXT, abd EV3).  Learn where to aquire LEGO Mindstorms and other systems, and receive a list of popular sources of funding and community support.  Not enough time to prepare?  Learn to better manage your LEGO software and hardware to drastically increase time-on-task.   Programs can be designed for your situation and your contests.  Please call 817-629-5085 or contact us for more information.  GirlsRobotics4S

Intro to Coding for Small-Board Computers

Upper Elementary through High School

Indoor Soda-Straw Rocket Science

All levels K-12

Students learn that energy exists in many forms, including mechanical, sound, electrical, light, and heat. This exciting standards-aligned, hands-on classroom activity teaches students to differentiate between electrical conductors and insulators, and demonstrates that electricity travels in a closed path, creating an electrical circuit. Each student makes a small electric circuit with a light-emitting diode (LED), one that can be connected to a battery or to Raspberry Pi, Arduino, or other small-board computers.  We can bring the activity to your classes or train you to teach this easy activity yourself!  Required: One Basic Electricity / LED Light Module Class Pack for every 24 students. Have fun using our precision rocket launchers for your own student-designed rockets! Explore elementary science and secondary physics concepts like center-of-gravity vs. center of pressure and the effects of force, velocity, and drag. Explore math, from elementary arithmetic to plane geometry and trigonometry, through exciting year-round indoor activities.  See the curriculum in our Teach & Learn pages.  We bring our own equipment, as featured on our Eggtrino.com website and is available on Etsy.com.  All you need is one Class Pack of Soda Straw Rocket and Launcher Materials for every 24 students.
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