Investigating STEM Skills

Investigating STEM Skills students are introduced to a wide variety of baseline employability skills as well as specific career pathways. Engineering, Food Science, Sustainability, Energy, Medical, Agricultural and Biotechnologies, Manufacturing and Transportation are all areas covered during this course. UNITS: Teamwork; Systems and Optimization; Problem Solving; Design and Modeling; Exploring Engineering; History of Engineering; Introduction to Sustainability; Energy; Food Science and Sustainability; Medical Technologies Design; Agriculture and Related Biotechnologies; Manufacturing Technologies; Transportation Technologies; Underwater ROV Challenges (Sea Perch Challenges).

138-178 Clock Hours Total

$550.00$1,350.00

Course supplies and widgets are not included in the subscription cost. Materials can be sourced on your own or purchased through Nasco Educational Services.

Individual Units in this Course:

Coding and 3D Design

Coding and 3D Design

Students use instructional videos to learn about drag-and-drop programming, loops, and the basics for creating a 3D game. Their new skills are tested through completing the Microsoft Kodu Grand Challenge where they have to create their own game based on the...

Design and Modeling

Design and Modeling

This unit introduces factors in the design process and takes students through designing and modeling a solution to a problem. Students design, create, and draw pictogram directions for building a container that will hold and protect 25 pieces of fruit. Time: 1-3...

Energy

Energy

Students learn about different forms of energy, energy sources, how energy is measured, and the first two laws of thermodynamics. This unit explores how energy is used in the US and what types are used around the world. Students investigate and measure how they use...

Exploring Engineering

Exploring Engineering

This unit introduces what engineers do and different types of engineering fields. Students collect data and reflect on their processes as they investigate water usage, experiment with efficiently filling molds, and explore wind as an energy source. Time: 7-11...

History of Engineering

History of Engineering

This unit introduces students to the history of engineering by highlighting major discoveries and famous engineers and inventors. Students reflect on these ground breakers and write a report on the greatest engineer. They get a chance to model a historical weapon...

Manufacturing Technologies

Manufacturing Technologies

Almost everything around us has been manufactured. This unit explores types of manufacturing, manufacturing processes and materials, automation and computers in manufacturing, and chemical technologies. Students make business decisions in a mining simulation,...

Medical Technologies Design

Medical Technologies Design

This unit investigates how engineering is used within the medical field. Students investigate advancements in medical technologies, sanitation, and genetic engineering. Students get to design and construct their own medical instruments, track a virus being spread...