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Stem Proposal

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Hackerspace Charlotte
STEM Center Proposal

1957
STEM Experiences
Upward Bound (App State)
Raspberry Sky
Hero Steam Motor
Compressed Air Rockets
Hand Launch Helicopters
Homopolar Electric Motor
...

4 Months Later...
ARPA
The Space Race
National Defense Education Act of 1958
Woods Hole Conference 1959
Spiral Curriculum
Apollo Program



POTUS: Prepare & Inspire
(1) Federal ...leadership .
(2) ...Support common baseline.
(3) cultivate, recruit, and reward STEM teachers that prepare
and inspire students.
(4) create STEM-related experiences that excite and interest students of all
backgrounds.
(5) support states and school districts in their efforts to transform schools into vibrant STEM learning environments.
Experiential Learning
Plato & Aristotle
Sputnik
Multiple Tube Rocket Launcher
Built and Programmed by Students
Powered by RaspberryPi
RasberrySky
Voted most Fun!
Sputnik
1955-1965
"Progressive Education"
replaced by
"Traditional Education"
Nation at Risk
By 1983...
"If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war."
No Child Left Behind
Tests
STEM Crisis 2011
NASA is dependant on the Russian Soyuz-U Rocket - Almost the same Rocket that launched Sputnik
John Locke
Johann Heinrich Pestalozz
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Varied learning resources over textbooks
Object manipulation over symbolism
Actions over rote knowledge
Intrinsic over extrinsic motivation
Highly personalized study
Assess child’s projects over tests


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_education
BSA is Experiential

25 years ago, U.S. led in high school and college graduation rates. Today, U.S. is 20th.

In 2008, 4 % of U.S. BS degrees awarded in engineering. 31% in China.
4th +
5th+
8th
6th
2cd +
Paper Rocket
Paper, Tape, Scissors
Foam Cutter
I believe I can fly
Helicopter
(Whirling Arm Test)
Rocket Launcher
Compression
Fluid Dynamics
Threaded Couplings
Electric Circuit
Add LED to Helicopter
Raspberry Sky
Computer controlled launch
Transistor circuit
Web site launches rockets

Spiral Curriculum
"It is easy to invent a flying machine; more difficult to build one; to make it fly is everything." ----- Otto Lilienthal
Create new STEM Experiences
Transform schools into vibrant
STEM learning environments.
cultivate, recruit, and reward STEM teachers
Big data to improve STEM (Grant)

Elements
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13565/nsf13565.htm
Data cpture over tests
Data guided Instruction
Data driven supply chain
QR codes / mobile devices
Failure and success modes
Inspire
Flight and space themes
Student owns it - Viral
< $1 Projects
Prepare
Use tools and harness energy
Progressively challenging
Understanding over Features
Repeatable

Stem Center can be a place for teaching candidates to get the STEM bug. (including professionals nearing retirement).
Credited Course work in STEM Experiences, evaluation, continuing ed...
STEM bus
Deliver experiences
Continuing ed for in-school training.
STEM Experience days.

Library as Hackerspace
Data Guided Instruction (Big Data)
Grants & accredited coursework
Shark Tank - fellowships
Design Lab (dSchool)
Parts library
Media studio
Test Kitchen (COF) training
Online media
STEM Bus
Projects that puzzle and Inspire Us
RockSat-X
Students build an experiment for launch in a sounding Rocket
Apogee Detection
Ejecting a Parachute is more complicated than it appears.

Inertial Relativity prevents simple weights, gyros , mercury have been tried.

Air rockets require small mechanisms
The mech at left costs $0.75
Students create an experiment inside a ping pong ball
Inspiring Projects
World Record Water Rocket 2000 feet
SparkFun Learning Tour
Finless Rocket


http://www.spaceed.org/seiclassroom/cappdf/air_rocketry.pdf
http://www.et.byu.edu/~wheeler/benchtop/finless.php
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