STEM EDA

STEM EDA

Project-driven modules using the Engineering Design Process for STEM & STEAM lab settings

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Average: 4.6 (19 votes)
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Number of Units
12
Subjects
Engineering
Grade Levels
6
7
8
Duration (hours)
180
Overview
STEM EDA is an engineering design based, project-driven, multi-subject integrated curriculum. Each unit is small-group based and student driven with robust, immediately applicable content that reinforces cooperative problem-solving, decision making, and communication skills. The modular design allows teachers to customize the content to fit their classroom schedule and implementation needs.
Standard Frameworks
Next Generation Science Standards
Cyber Connections
Coding/Programming
Cybersecurity
Digital Citizenship
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What You'll Teach
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Egg Drop
Content

Overview: In these modules, students investigate the forces experienced by an egg as it falls from a specified height. Students research these forces and use their understanding to design a vessel that prevents an egg from cracking upon landing. Each module is structured around the Engineering Design Process.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

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Volcano
Content

Overview: Students follow the engineering design process to research, classify, and mimic volcanic eruptions for given scenarios.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

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Roller Coaster
Content

Overview: Students use the engineering design process to design and construct paper roller coasters around certain constraints, materials, and themes.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

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Electricity
Content

Overview: Students study the properties, sources, and uses of electricity and electrical circuits then use this knowledge to design create working devices that use electric current and components to operate.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

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Genetics
Content

Overview: Students study genetics biological classification, heredity and Punnett squares, to cellular biology and the parts of certain cells.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

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Cars
Content

Overview: Students learn the basics of propulsion and energy transfer through the lens of automobiles. Students use the engineering design process to design and test prototype vehicles driven by different forms of propulsion.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

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Music
Content

Overview: Students learn the basics of music, sound, wave properties, types of instruments, and encryption through creative hands-on engineering challenges.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

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Alternative Energy
Content

Overview: Students investigate natural and man-made resources, how humans use these resources, and the factors influencing product design, energy conservation, and community development.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

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Earthquakes
Content

Overview: Students investigate the effects of vibrations and movement on structures then design solutions for counteracting or accommodating surface movements both major and minor.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

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Aerospace
Content

Overview: Students investigate the fundamentals of aerodynamics and aerospace design through hands-on projects that account for the net forces effecting object moving through air.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

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Coding
Content

Overview: Students learn the fundamentals of programing and the programming design process using three different platforms. Each module focuses on a different platform and an activity using that particular platform.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

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Catapult
Content

Overview: Students accurately launch projectiles using catapults. Students follow the engineering design process to design and build working models that they will test and refine.

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8

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