5 Why We Hope You’re Here To encourage students to pursue STEM careers To learn techniques and activities to use with K-12 students To share what you’ve learned with your others in your region and section To make learning engaging!
6 See how many names you can collect from the other participants in the room. Each participant may only be used once. Keep track of the numbers you’ve found! See how many you can find in 10 minutes. Can you fill in all of the spaces? Scavenger Hunt
7 Find Someone Who… 1 Has mentored a robotics team2 Owns a lab coat3 Is on the STEM K-12 Outreach committee4 Has seen a space shuttle launch 5 Has flown in a hot air balloon6 Knows what SCAMPER is7 Has launched a straw rocket8 Is not an engineer 9 Designs space suits10 Has worked with students in the last month11 Thinks math & science should be engaging!12 Has flown a paper airplane in the past week 13 Has attended any other education trainings14 Knows an astronaut15 Has a pilots’ license16 Knows what Think- Pair-Share is
8 A Unique Opportunity passion Share your passion for STEM future with future scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians!
10 Today’s Student … Is a visual and kinesthetic learner Is hyper-connected to the real world via social media Expects technology in their classroom Places a high value on interactivity and active learning Depends on transferable skills
11 invent ``What you need to invent, imagination is an imagination and a pile of junk.'' -Thomas Edison
12 Use the materials provided to design a straw rocket that travels further than all others. You must be ready to test your straw rocket in 15 minutes. Individual Challenge
13 The Requirements All Straw Rockets Must: Have a straw fuselage with an opening at the bottom for launch Contain at least 2 fins Have a 2.268g clay nose
19 Debriefing What did we learn? What concepts can we teach from this? ? ?
20 Debriefing Hands-On Activity: Straw Rockets Grade Range: 2-9 Possible Concepts Taught: Generating Hypothesis Engineering Design Process Data Collection/ Graphing/ Analysis Center of Gravity Force and Motion Acceleration Trajectory
21 Elementary School (K-5) Want to understand “why?” Require concrete examples of concepts Enjoy pictures,videos, models, props Recommendations: Hands-on activities Movement activities (younger students) PowerPoint presentations (older students)
22 Middle School (6-8) Want to understand “how?” Enjoy concrete examples of concepts Connect academics to real-world Enjoy pictures,videos, models, props Recommendations: Hands-on activities PowerPoint presentations with visual media Connections between topics and real-world
23 High School (9-12) Want to understand “why not?” Connect academics to real-world Enjoy being spoken to rather than spoken above Recommendations: Hands-On Activities PowerPoint presentations with visual media Connections between topics and real-world More specific content – extend into college-level
24 Use the materials provided to design a parachute that stays aloft longer than all others. You must be ready to test your parachute in 30 minutes. (You will not have an opportunity to redesign your parachute.) Team Challenge
25 The Requirements All Parachutes Must: Use no more than ½ sheet of tissue paper Carry the designated parachute weight (4 Starburst candies) All parachutes May: Use the provided gore pattern
27 Debriefing What did we learn? What concepts can we teach from this? ? ?
28 Debriefing Hands-On Activity: Parachutes Grade Range: 6-12 Possible Concepts Taught: Engineering Design Process Constructing and Experiment Data Collection/ Graphing/ Analysis Velocity/ Acceleration Aerodynamic Drag Forces of Flight
29 When You’re in the Classroom Communicate with the teacher prior to your visit Ask about student needs Share lesson with the teacher and ask for help with supplies Create a lesson that is engaging and appropriate for students Make connections between your job and the student’s world “An open mind is a creative mind”
30 Resources http://AIAASTEMeducation.org AIAA’s web site has many activities that can used that are Simple Low Cost Can be done in a short amount of time Can be related to the mentor’s real world experience Can be tied to the classroom lessons already being taught