THE SCIENCE CREW HAS EXCITING STEM PROJECTS FOR SCHOOL!

MEET THE SCIENCE CREW MEMBERS

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SCIENCE CREW PROJECTS

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THE SCIENCE CREW INTRODUCES LIGHT ENERGY!

The Martial Arts Scientists must create a light powered device to illuminate the darkness!

  • 4-PS3-2 Energy:  Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
  • 4-PS3-3 Energy: Apply scientific ideas to design, test and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.
  • SC.3.P.10.1 Identify some basic forms of energy such as light, heat, sound, electrical, and mechanical.
  • SC.3.P.10.3 Demonstrate that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object or travels from one medium to another. 

  1. Create a device that switches on when the room becomes dark.
  2. A device that has adjustable brightness.
  3. A portable manual light with a long battery life.

THE SCIENCE CREW EXPLORES FORMS OF ENERGY!

The Martial Arts Scientist must invent a device that sends an audible or visual signal or wave.

  • 1-PS4-4 Waves and Technologies: Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.
  • 4-PS4-3 Waves and Technologies: Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information.
  • SC.5.P.10.1 Investigate and describe some basic forms of energy; including light, heat, sound, electrical, chemical and mechanical.

  1. A device that sends sound waves by pushing  button.
  2. A device that emits light by pushing a button.
  3. A device that emits light and sound at the push of a button.

THE SCIENCE CREW EXPLORES ENERGY AND MOTION!

The Martial Arts Scientists have a mission to design a device that will allow light to travel across the room through movement.

  • K-2-ETS1-2 Engineering Design: Develop a simple sketch, drawing or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
  • 5-PS2-1 Motion and Forces: Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down.
  • SC.1.P.12 It takes energy to change the motion of objects.
  • SC.3.P.10.2 Recognize that energy has the ability to cause motion or create change.
  • SC.4.P.12.1 Recognize that an object in motion always changes its position and may change its direction.

  1. Design a paper airplane with LED power and capable of flight.
  2. Design a flying disc with LED power.
  3. Create a light ball from paper and LEDs.

THE SCIENCE CREW EXPLORES THE ENERGY OF VIBRATIONS!

The Martial Arts Scientists use vibrations to create movement.

  •  4-PS3-2 Energy:  Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents. 
  • 4-PS3-3 Energy: Apply scientific ideas to design, test and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.
  • 4-PS4-1 Waves: Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move.
  • SC.3.P.10.1 Identify some basic forms of energy such as light, heat, sound, electrical, and mechanical.

  1. Design a brushbot with a vibration motor and power source.
  2. Create a moving UFO with electrical currents and vibration motor.
  3. Explore the mystery of the Piezo Disc and generate light from vibrations.

THE SCIENCE CREW TEACHES SQUISHY CIRCUITS!

The  Martial Arts Scientists explore conductivity  with squishy circuits.

  •  4-PS3-2 Energy:  Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents. 
  • SC.5.P.11.1 Investigate and illustrate the fact that the flow of electricity requires a closed circuit (complete loop).
  • SC.5.P.11.2 Identify and classify materials that conduct electricity and materials that do not.

  1. Develop a squishy circuit with a LED.
  2. Create a squishy circuit with an active buzzer.
  3. Design a squishy circuit with a motor.

THE SCIENCE CREW MAKES PAPER CIRCUITS!

The Martial Arts Scientists only have paper, copper tape and a few electrical components. Can you  them create a paper circuit?

  • 4-PS3-2 Energy:  Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents. 
  • SC.5.P.11.1 Investigate and illustrate the fact that the flow of electricity requires a closed circuit (complete loop).
  • SC.5.P.11.2 Identify and classify materials that conduct electricity and materials that do not.

  1. Design a paper circuit with a LED.
  2. Create a paper circuit with a vibration motor.
  3. Develop a paper circuit with a push button.

SAMPLE AREAS OF CONTENT AND KNOWLEDGE BASE

RFID: Radio Frequency ID

RFID: Radio Frequency ID

RFID: Radio Frequency ID

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 Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. An RFID tag consists of a tiny radio transponder; a radio receiver and transmitter.  

PUSH-BUTTON SWITCH

RFID: Radio Frequency ID

RFID: Radio Frequency ID

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 A push-button (also spelled pushbutton) or simply button is a simple witch mechanism to control some aspect of a machine or a process. Buttons are typically made out of hard material, usually plastic or metal. 

POTENTIOMETER

RFID: Radio Frequency ID

DISTANCE SENSOR

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 A potentiometer is a three-terminal resistor with a sliding or rotating contact that forms an adjustable voltage control. If only two terminals are used, one end and the wiper, it acts as a variable resistor or rheostat. 

DISTANCE SENSOR

DISTANCE SENSOR

DISTANCE SENSOR

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 Distance sensors or proximity sensors emit a signal such as infrared, ultrasonic or laser. The signal bounces off another object and the sensor measures the change in return information. 

TRANSISTOR

DISTANCE SENSOR

TRANSISTOR

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 A transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electrical power. It is composed of semiconductor material usually with at least three terminals for connection to an external circuit. 

ARDUINO

DISTANCE SENSOR

TRANSISTOR

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 Arduino is an open-sourced hardware and software company, project and user community that designs and manufactures single-board micro-controllers and  kits for building digital devices.