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Course Descriptions 2018

A schedule of the 2018 STEM Academy can be found here.

Schedule

3, 2, 1... Fire!

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.

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3D Printing

3D Printing

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 softwa

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Cellular Deisgn

Cellular Deisgn

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.

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Code Art

Code Art

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.

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CSI/Forensics

CSI/Forensics

Do you want to be a Crime Scene Investigator?  Learn real forensic science techniques and solve exciting mysteries.

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Electrifying Circuits

Electrifying Circuits

Students will learn the basics of electricity with SNAP circuits to build electric circuits, learn about motors and how electricity can effect sound!

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Fast Math

Fast Math

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!

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Forensic BioTech
It's Electric!

It’s Electric!

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.

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NECC TV

NECC TV

Spend the week learning how to develop your own video projection from pre-production to post-production and everything in between to make a STEM Academy promo commercial.

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Racing Cars

Racing Cars

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.

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Skin and Bones

Skin and Bones

Explore a career in Health Sciences and spend time learning the fundamentals of the human body.

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