Full STEAM Ahead (Interact Live October 17, 2019)

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Join us October 17 to go Full STEAM Ahead with scientists, engineers, artists, and others who practice the concepts associated with STEAM learning in their every day work.  Ask your questions and interact live as our guests demonstrate examples of how they apply principles of STEAM to their designs, construction, research, and problem solving.  Participate for FREE.

Below please find our current roster of programs for the day.  To sign up for any program, just click on the sign up link included with the program description.

8:30 to 9:00 a.m. CDT 
Grades: 4-8
Full STEAM Ahead with the Civil Air Patrol–Major Jennifer Smith, Missouri Wing Chief of Staff for Missions, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary
Interested in aerospace and aviation?  Want to know what it takes to locate a lost aircraft or how to fly a quad copter?  Interact with Major Jennifer Smith from the Civil Air Patrol as you apply STEAM concepts to flying a quad copter and planning an emergency services rescue mission.  Plus, find out what it’s like to be part of the Civil Air Patrol’s Cadet Program

Additional program details are available in Teacher Tool 732 below.  To enroll:  Click here to register for the program.

9:30 to 10:00 a.m. CDT
Grades: 7-12
Full STEAM Ahead with Container Homes–Zack Smithey, Artist, Designer, and Builder
Have you heard about “container homes?”  It’s a growing movement in the housing industry and artist, designer, and builder Zack Smithey joins us to share his process to create an aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient home built from metal shipping containers.  How do his designs come to life?  How does he employ STEAM concepts to meet both housing codes and consumer wish lists?  Ask your questions and find out.

Additional program details are available in Teacher Tool 733 below. To enroll:  Click here to register for the program.

10:30 to 11:00 a.m. CDT
Grades: 7-12
Full STEAM Ahead with Medical Research–Dr. Kathryn Tristan, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
So how does Mother Nature work?  That’s the big picture question that immunologist Dr. Kathryn Tristan is always interested in finding more answers to.  See science, technology, engineering, and math come together as you explore the scientific process of her work.  Investigate the human body; see tools from her laboratory; and ask your questions about her research.

Additional program details are available in Teacher Tool 734 below.  To enroll:  Click here to register for the program.

1:00 to 1:30 p.m. CDT
Grades: 8-12
Full STEAM Ahead with Mini-Medical School–Dr. Cynthia Wichelman, FACEP, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of Washington University in St. Louis Mini-Medical School
You’re a doctor in an emergency room. A patient comes in feeling bad and complaining of pain. What do you do? What questions do you ask? How do you help the patient give you the best information she can to help you make the best diagnosis you can? It’s those questions and more we’ll explore with Dr. Cynthia Wichelman as you think like a doctor when gathering patient information.

Join us to learn about Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine Mini-Medical School and experience the process of taking a patient’s history, checking for vital signs, using diagnostic tools in a physical exam, and determining a diagnosis.

Additional program details are available in Teacher Tool 744 below.  To enroll:  Click here to register for the program.

2:00 to 2:30 p.m. CDT
Full STEAM Ahead with Robots–Bill Stanard, Technology and Engineering Manager of Community Science, Saint Louis Science Center and Siinya Williams, Senior Director of Community Science, Saint Louis Science Center
With robots now able to do everything from exploring space to mowing your lawn, the ability to write code and program robots provides more interesting engineering challenges and career opportunities than ever. In this interactive program, your students will take on the role of a computer programmer as they attempt to meet the following scenario:

You have just landed your 2-wheel Mars Crawler on the southern edge of the Arabia Terra. It’s time to set up communications with Earth. Proximity sensors tell the Crawler (named Vagabond or Bondi) that it is in the shadow of a crater wall. This sensor data triggers a request for a program that will move Bondi 2 meters south and 3 meters west to be out of the crater wall’s shadow. The program also has to orient Bondi’s communications antenna so that it is pointed straight up in the sky, towards Earth. It is your job to write a program that Bondi can run to properly orient the Crawler for successful Earth communications. Additional scenario details to help you determine possible program commands to offer and possible questions to ask during the program are available in Teacher Tool 747 below.

In addition, students will also interact with Siinya Williams, Senior Director of Community Science at the Saint Louis Science Center to learn more about careers related to robots, computer programming, coding, and engineering and to learn about the importance of teamwork and collaboration in solving an engineering problem.

Additional program details are available in Teacher Tool 747 below. To enroll:  Click here to register for the program.

2:50 to 3:20 p.m. CDT
Grades: 4-8
Full STEAM Ahead with the Moon Landing Challenge–Jackie Blumer,  Science Teacher, Greenville Jr. High School & AIAA-STL STEM Chair and an Engineer/Scientist from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of America’s moon landing and NASA’s renewed focus in returning to the moon, we invite you and your students to investigate the challenges and opportunities offered by a moon landing challenge.  Mrs. Blumer’s 6th and 7th grade science students from Greenville Jr. High School (Greenville, IL) will share their solutions to challenges in creating a lunar lander, lunar rover, space suit (Barbienaut), rocket and  successful heat shield that will all be needed for NASA’s return to the moon.  Your students are invited to ask questions about their process and offer their own design suggestions as well.

In addition to investigating the moon landing challenge, students will interact with an engineer from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  This segment of the program will focus on the various careers available in aerospace engineering and the importance of teamwork and collaboration in solving an engineering problem.

Additional program details are available in Teacher Tool 743 below.  A detailed lesson plan on the Space Engineering Design Challenge created by our guest Jackie Blumer is available in Teacher Tool 748 below.  To enroll:  Click here to register for the program.

 

Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 732: Program Guide for Full STEAM Ahead with the Civil Air Patrol

Download this document to find more information about our October 17, 2019 live program "Full STEAM Ahead with Major Jennifer Smith." Included is the following: program description, program objectives, program format, pre-program activity suggestions, supplemental website resources related to the program, and national standards related to the program.

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Teacher Tool 733: Program Guide for Full STEAM Ahead with Container Homes

Download this document to find more information about our October 17, 2019 live program "Full STEAM Ahead with Zack Smithey." Included is the following: program description, program objectives, program format, pre-program activity suggestions, supplemental website resources related to the program, and national standards related to the program.

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Teacher Tool 734: Program Guide for Full STEAM Ahead with Medical Research

Download this document to find more information about our October 17, 2019 live program "Full STEAM Ahead with Dr. Kathryn Tristan." Included is the following: program description, program objectives, program format, pre-program activity suggestions, supplemental website resources related to the program, and national standards related to the program.

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Teacher Tool 743: Program Guide for Full STEAM Ahead with the Moon Landing Challenge

Download this document to find more information about our October 17, 2019 live program "Full STEAM Ahead with the Moon Landing Challenge." Included is the following: program description, program objectives, program format, pre-program activity suggestions, supplemental website resources related to the program, and national standards related to the program.

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Teacher Tool 744: Full STEAM Ahead with Mini-Medical School

Download this document to find more information about our October 17, 2019 live program "Full STEAM Ahead with Mini-Medical School." Included is the following: program description, program objectives, program format, pre-program activity suggestions, supplemental website resources related to the program, and national standards related to the program.

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Teacher Tool 747: Program Guide for Full STEAM Ahead with Robots

Download this document to find more information about our October 17, 2019 live program "Full STEAM Ahead with Robots." Included is the following: program description, program objectives, program format, pre-program activity suggestions, supplemental website resources related to the program, and national standards related to the program.

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Teacher Tool 748: Space Engineering Design Challenge Lesson Plan and Resources

To help you with teaching your own Space Engineering Design Challenge with your students, download this PowerPoint from our guest Jackie Blumer, M.Ed, AIAA STEM Teacher, and 6th and 7th grade teacher at Greenville Junior High School.

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