BRAIN STEM SCHEDULE

BRAIN STEM SCHEDULE 2020-05-07T15:13:39+00:00

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. | Whole group

Welcome and opening
Survey
Introduction of facilitators
Keynote: Find your brilliance

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. | Lab groups

Introductions
Create group names, symbols and chants
Create and post group video

Between 3:15 – 5:00 p.m. | Independent work

Experiment 1: Egg drop challenge of champions
Video introduction
Design devices
Construct egg drop devices
Record and post videos

5:00 – 5:45 p.m. | Lab groups

Egg drop of champions
Test egg drop devices from two different heights
Lab group discussion

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. | Whole group

Welcome and opening
Experiment 2: Mentos geysers
Introduction
Demonstration

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. | Lab groups

Talk about life pressures
Connect life pressures to the mentos geysers
Prepare experiment

Between 2:45 – 5:00 p.m.m | Independent work

Experiment 2: Mentos geysers
Test first mentos geyser
Watch BRAIN STEM mentos geyser video and compile ideas for modifications
Prepare second mentos geyser and make modifications to increase height

5:00 – 5:45 p.m. | Lab groups

Experiment 2: Mentos geysers
Prepare mentos geysers
Test modified mentos rockets
Teach the scientific method
Show mentos rockets video – scientific method introduction

1:00 – 2:00 | Whole group

Welcome and Opening
Keynote: What are your doubts and dreams?
Introduce the clean water challenge

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. | Lab groups

Talk about the importance of self-efficacy and civic engagement
Relate self-efficacy and civic engagement to the current water crisis in Flint and Newark
Prepare for experiments

Between 3:15 – 5:00 p.m. | Independent work

Experiment 3: Clean water challenge
Design and Research
Build
Make a prediction
Prepare for Newton’s laws extravaganza

5:00 – 5:45 p.m. | Lab groups

Clean water challenge: Test water purifiers
Take pH with groups
Test clean water filters

Addressing real-world issues using STEM – awareness, agency and voice
Clean water application and discussion
Brainstorm a list of real-world issues you want to change
Discus real-world issues
Choose one idea

6:30 p.m.| Whole group

Newton’s laws extravaganza

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. | Whole group

Welcome and Opening
Keynote: Student Empowerment and Agency
Moonshot project and robotics introduction

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. | Lab groups

Moonshot project and robotics obstacle course
Brainstorm a list of real-world issues you want to change
Discus one thing you want to change in your community
Identify ideas for the community-based project and choose an idea
Start working on the poster and public service announcement

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. | Lab Groups

Discuss how they can change their world
Prepare for the robotic obstacle course

Between 3:15 – 5:00 p.m. | Independent work

Experiment 4: Solar s’mores cooker
Design and build
Start the solar oven

BRAIN STEM Power Plans

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Lab groups

Solar s’mores cooker competition
Moonshot project or robotics

1:00 – 1:15 p.m. | Whole group

Welcome and Opening
Keynote: Student Empowerment and Agency
Moonshot project and robotics

1:15 – 1:45 p.m. | Lab groups

Moonshot project and robotics obstacle course
Discuss plan to finish
Work on project/course

Between 1:45 – 4:00 p.m. | Independent work

Moonshot project and robotics obstacle course
Finish moonshot project and prepare for presentations
Prepare for robotics course

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Lab groups

Moonshot project and robotics obstacle course final prep and finish

Experiment 5: Earthquake challenge (time permitting)
Design
Build
Test

6:00 p.m. | Whole group

Survey
Robotics obstacle course
Moonshot project presentations
Graduation
Closing