There's much curriculum from previous camps. So, take your time, look around, and learn about projects we accomplished over the years. We hope to inspire and see you this summer.
We embarked computer programming with Tello EDU drones to use the fly and yaw navigation blocks, along with the loop block, to put skills into action by accomplishing a task. Students coded drones with DroneBlocks to perform a complete inspection of unique Smart Homes, which is virtually quite large. They followed precise paths and ensured they did not miss inspecting any part of the home's perimeter!
STEMists thought big as they build mini homes filled with tech gadgets. They dreamt and designed a home to save energy and do chores. In camp, students covered the basics of CAD design and 3-D printed unique furniture. Students harvested blackberries, built dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC) and measures electrical characteristics. At STEM Stars, we took engineering, physics and chemistry from the abstract into the everyday world!
Research shows that math skills are the number one predictor of academic success. We connected math learning with computer science and drone programming to logical thinking and effective problem solving. Math is the language needed to engineer new technologies, so we provided math as a basis find solutions to our challenges.
To prepare for the jobs of tomorrow, students learned STEM concepts and engaged in practical experiences that real world applications. We partnered with Baylor College of Medicine and Hess Corporation and taught STEM concepts through engaging play.
Our Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) analyzed our fingerprints and concluded if we had whirls, swirls or arches. Then, we performed handwriting analyses, shoe prints, blood typing and DNA concepts to solve a crime in Bucks County, PA.
In this copper (Cu) lab demonstration we took notes on acids and bases and then reacted a black solid, copper oxide, into a clear blue solution. Then, with a bit of chemistry magic, we watched the black solid disappear and reappear into an orange copper powder.
Students engineered mini homes filled with tech gadgets. We saved energy and did chores. We designed unique furniture and accessories and found efficient green solutions.
We used mirrors to reflect light and redirect it at different angels. We bounced a laser off of three, four and then five mirrors, mathematically to target designs. Instructors demonstrated how lasers can cut through glass, metal, and plastic.
STEMists tested the chemistry of everyday substances such as coffee, lemon juice, soap, cola, water, shampoo, ketchup and more. They used pH paper and indicators scale to identify pH levels and classify substances as acidic or basic.
How do you win a World Championship Drag Racing Tournament? Well, dragsters have a movable weight to shift the center of mass, redistribute weight and alter speed. Applying physics taught us “burnouts” and “jackrabbit starts” revved our competitive spirits.
Can you get an egg into a milk bottle without breaking it? STEM students learned about temperature and air pressure and did it!
STEMS Toy Company Mission:
To create fabulous new wind up toys.
The assignment was for students figure out how their company's current wind up toys operate by taking them apart, putting them back together and reinventing a toy of their own.
STEM Stars were challenged to create a unique creature. Students designed, built, and powered a unique creature. This lesson promoted teamwork and problem solving skills through hypothesis, research and creativity.
In teams, we constructed model towers out of newspaper. Students were constrained with supplies to parallel real-world limitations faced by engineers. Then, the towers must pass standards for height and stability and “wind” load.
We became civil engineers and built bridges. In roles, we became familiar with the engineering design process. Then, we tested the environmental strength of bridges given outdoor constraints.
Have you ever seen energy transferred through a chain reaction in any sport? Our body parts link together to create motion, to create chain reactions. Kinetics is the force can alter or create motion. Let's make our bodies kinetic chains and move the ball.
Discover how torque, centripetal force, and the double-pendulum effect combine to produce high club head speed during a golf swing.
How do you unleash a powerful forehand? Sir Isaac Newton and his Second Law of motion ensures that your racket force of acts on the ball. We learn how to maximize acceleration and score winning shots.
Form a team and learn about the scientific principles a driver and his crew must think about during the course of a race.
Who wants to play? Grab the football science playbook and discuss the highlights, science principles, positions, and actions of the game. Then, tackle football physics.
To sink a basketball through the hoop, swish or no swish, a player uses the parbolic arc. We calculate the ideal free-throw angle so that the ball arcs over and up high enough to swish through the basket from above.