STEM Certificate Program

Student Computer 3-D Model of RobotYou might want to consider enrolling in the STEM Certificate Program. This is a joint project between the Christa McAuliffe Center at Framingham State University and the PTC engineering software company. As a graduate of this program, you get access to all of the curricula developed by other graduates. I just uploaded my Lego Robotics course to the repository last night. I am hoping that they will eventually open it up to the general public. If you want access to my curriculum, you can access it here. Above is an image from that class. This is not a photograph. This is a student-created 3-D image of the student’s robot.

 

I am Planning to Create an Arduino-base high-school Engineering Class

Here is the proposed course description:

ELECTRONIC INVENTIONS (.5 CREDIT)

Description: The Electronic Inventions course is an elective in the Engineering pathway. Many aspects of electronic inventions are covered including the mechanics of motors, servos, torque, and gear ratios; creation of electrical circuits including, breadboards, conductors, switches, LEDs, resistors, diodes, and microcontrollers; procedural programming including variables, constants, loops, and functions; the use of sensors including touch, light, sound, and proximity; the Engineering Product Development Process, and Project Management. Students take on professional engineering scientists’ roles as they work in teams on project-based learning activities. Students start each project with an idea for how to use electronic automation to solve a problem or meet a need. Projects are limited only by the imagination and can span a wide variety of applications such as convenience, safety, medical, musical, fine arts, communication, entertainment, transportation, or environmental. For each project, students work through the three phases of: Explore, Create, and Share. In the explore phase, students develop the knowledge and understanding required to meet the identified goals. In the Create phase, students demonstrate, and defend their solutions. Students use industry-quality hands-on equipment and software as they work through the three phases of each project.

Here is a link to some materials that I have been collecting:

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My YouTube site of physics lectures

I started creating these physics presentations so that I could transition my AP Physics class to the “flipped classroom” model. I never really flipped the class but the students some times enjoy watching the presentation with me as opposed to having me do it in person. Also, students do sometimes access them from home. They are far from perfect but here is the link:

RadinPhysics

Here is an example: