STEM Academy Course Descriptions
Course Descriptions 2018
A schedule of the 2018 STEM Academy can be found here.
3, 2, 1... Fire!
In this course you will study the importance of forces in our world through the design of a projectile launcher. Beginning with Newton’s second law, this course will cover topics such as elasticity and counterweights in application to catapults and trebuchets.MORE link to 3, 2, 1... Fire!
This course will dive into the new and exciting world of 3D printing. Students will learn how 3D printers operate and design their own 3D object using Google SketchUp softwaMORE link to 3D Printing
This class will highlight the magic that is the cell. Students will learn all about cellular structure and processes as they move though the scientific method to research and create cellular design.MORE link to Cellular Deisgn
Students will use a Java-based programming environment called Processing to develop visualizations and animations using computer programming. We will explore programming and math concepts to express our creative ideas.MORE link to Code Art
Do you want to be a Crime Scene Investigator? Learn real forensic science techniques and solve exciting mysteries.MORE link to CSI/Forensics
Students will learn the basics of electricity with SNAP circuits to build electric circuits, learn about motors and how electricity can effect sound!MORE link to Electrifying Circuits
Think outside of the box when it comes to math! use non-numerical objects to solve problem, think critically and participate in fun riddle exercises to flex your brain power!MORE link to Fast Math
Forensic BioTechMORE link to Forensic BioTech
Students will use Arduino, a physical computing platform, to create code and integrate it with student designed and built circuits. This class introduces students to the future of computer driven electronics.MORE link to It's Electric!
In this course students will study the basics of simple machines to create and race a car powered only by a mousetrap. Through trial and error students will discuss energy transfer, explore gear ratios and discuss how friction can either help or hinder their car.MORE link to Racing Cars
Skin and Bones
Explore a career in Health Sciences and spend time learning the fundamentals of the human body.MORE link to Skin and Bones