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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

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