2021-2022 STEM/STEAM Class Activities

Career Focus Transportation: Aviation, Trains, Cars, Buses & Bicycles


35 weeks of hands – on  STEM/STEAM activities

Module 1 – Introduction to STEM/STEAM ( science & methods) – S.T.E.A.M.


  • Apply and document an engineering design process measured by identifying criteria and constraints, making representations, testing and evaluation, and refining the design as needed to construct a product or system that solves a problem.


  • Students will apply the scientific method and solve a problem
  • Students will describe the different STEAM disciplines

Module 2 – The Future & Career Opportunities In Transportation


  • Students will learn about transportation management and the job of traffic manager
  • Students will learn about distribution centers, warehouse and plant locations and how things happen before packages are delivered to the consumer
  • Students will explore how various current issues affect the future of transportation

Students will explore a career in transportation

Module 3 – Road Trip


  • Students will learn what maps legends are used for
  • Students will learn how to locate information to plan a trip via car, bus, plane, or train
  • Students will learn to measure mileage using the key given on the map
  • Students will learn to work cooperatively with team members to complete a task
  • Students will learn what goes on into planning a road
  • Students will learn how to develop a logical reasonable itinerary
  • Students will learn to communicate thoughts clearly and effectively
  • Students will learn to create graphs or charts displaying the cost of travel and embed the graphs in written presentation
  • Students will learn to write persuasive essay

Module 4 – Product & Delivery


  • Students will learn how to understand different modes of transportation
  • Students will explore geospatial technology using interactive maps
  • Students will explore fuel-consumption data
  • Students will learn to describe intermodal transportation
  • Students will learn to create a map showing the route of a product from origin to final destination
  • Students will learn to determine whether a route using right turn philosophy is fuel efficient
  • Student will learn to identify factors contributing to variations in fuel consumption
  • Students will explore the use of geospatial technologies for route planning
  • Students will learn how to identify factors involved for efficient urban route planning
  • Students will explore use of geospatial technologies
  • Students will develop interstate routes for trucks delivering goods to distribution centers
  • Students will learn to identify factors involved for interstate route planning

Module 5 – Movement of International Shipments


  • Students will learn to  analyze the consequences of an economic


  • Students will learn to  determine the best economic decision evaluating the   alternatives.
  • Students will learn to  describe the influence of market economies through   cost savings
  • Students will learn to  analyze economic decisions and risk when selling         internationally
  • Students will explore the role of financial institutions in Incoterms         transactions
  • Students will learn to  analyze information and identify use of documents in   a transaction
  • Students will learn to  analyze economic decisions made when shipping
  • Students will learn to  analyze the economic consequence for each mode as   they interact with each other.
  •  Students will learn to identify cause-and-effect relationships in   shipping and warehousing.
  •  Students will learn from the customer’s viewpoint, compare and contrast   needs of customer
  • Students will be aware of government rules and regulations and soooo much more.

Education Drone Program is a 3 day a week 6 week program

Week 1 – Drone Introduction

  • Why drones?
  • Drone research activity
  • Learn about the drone components
  • Activity

Week 2 – Build

  • Build and update the drones
  • Science of flight

Week 3 – Fly

  • Science of flight
  • Flight safety & flight safety research activity
  • Connect the drone s with “free flight mini
  • Flight activity

Week 4 -Code

  • Intro to Programing
  • Coding activities
  • Advanced coding challenges

Week 5- Preliminary

  • Have students create a course  practicing piloting and coding skills
  • Prepare for the showcase

Week 6- Showcase and Drone Olympics

  • Relay race
  • Drone programming challenge
  • Drone build off
  • Engineering notebook
  • Drone Design
  • Live presentation
  • Video presentation