- Designed for middle school and high school homeschoolers.
- Embraces a Biblical worldview.
- Fun Activities, Games, and more!
- Hour-long online meetings every two weeks.
- Includes hands-on projects.
- Monthly missions connecting STEM subjects and our daily lives.
STEM Club - Mission: The Future
Exploring your future...one challenge at a time!Sometimes it’s just "dangerous to go alone." That’s why MyFunScience has an exciting new STEM Club that includes student connections, fun and games, & monthly challenges!
STEM Club Meets Every Two Weeks
Starting January 28th & Ending May 19th
Tuesdays at 6pm – 7pm (Eastern Time)
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Includes all students in your family for one price!
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STEM Club Monthly Missions & Schedule
January 28 – Bridging the Gap
Learn about the types of possible loads, how to calculate ultimate load combinations, and investigate the different sizes for the beams (girders) and columns (piers) of simple bridge design.
Learn the steps that engineers use to design bridges by conducting their own hands on associated activity to prototype their own structure. Learn how to determine the potential bridge loads, calculate the highest possible load, and calculate the amount of material needed to resist the loads.
You will need:
- Everyday household materials
- Weighted items to test strength of bridge
February 11 – Bridging the Gap (Continued)
Class discussion and show your bridge creations: Take a moment and think of all the bridges you know around your home and community. Maybe you see them on roadways, bike paths or walking paths. Think of those that have piers (columns) and girders (beams). What do they look like? Can you remember the sizes of the piers and girders? What are examples of load types? Why would the loads make a difference in how an engineer designed a bridge? If you were an engineer, how would you go about designing a bridge to make sure it was safe?
February 25 – Simple Machine Challenge
Pulleys make work easier by reducing the effort needed to lift an object.
This STEM Club activity will challenge you to lift heavy objects from the floor using a pulley system you design. Only materials used for the pulley system may be used. Hands may not be used to pick up objects. An object lifted to at least 10 cm (4 in) in the air may be removed from the pulley using the hands. Part of the pulley system may be attached to a fixed object, such as a desk.
Send videos to Mrs. Pollard of how your pulley system works, and we will share them at the last STEM Club meeting.
March 10 – NASA Pi in the Sky
March 14th is Pi Day!
This visual math problem set gives you a chance to put your knowledge of the mathematical constant pi to the test by solving some of the same calculations that NASA scientists and engineers use to explore space.
March 24 – Code Your Own App
April 7 – Code Your Own App (Continued)
Share your apps, questions about coding and discuss about how to market your app.
April 21 – Heads Up!
Learn the different airplane parts, including wing, flap, aileron, fuselage, cockpit, propeller, spinner, engine, tail, rudder, elevator. Then they each build one of four different (provided) paper airplane (really, glider) designs with instructions, which you test in three trials, measuring flight distance and time. Then design and build (fold, cut) a second paper airplane design of your own creation, which you also test for flight distance and time.
Next, graph the collected class data. Analysis of these experiments with “model” airplanes and your results help you see and figure out what makes airplanes fly and what can be changed to influence the flying characteristics and performance of airplanes.
You will need:
- Flight Distance Worksheet (provided)
- 1-2 sheets of 8.5 x 11″ copy paper
- Scissors, glue, tape, paperclips, etc.
- Tape measure and/or meter sticks, and/or use cones to mark every five feet
- Stopwatch, or a watch with a second hand
May 5 – Heads Up! (continued)
Share videos, and compare Fight Distance Worksheets with STEM Club members.
May 19 – Simple Machine Challenge (Showcase)
Let’s share your videos of the pulley systems you created during our February meeting.
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