STEM in Action® Solar House Design Challenge - Online Resources


Students explore the effects of erosion, weathering, and landslides on the earth’s surface. Their challenge is to code a robot to collect minerals that have surfaced in areas unsafe for humans to go. By introducing a real-world problem, students are emotionally invested in the subject. Throughout the unit students practice thinking programmatically. They learn how to create their own code as well as learn how to debug existing code. At the same time they are learning about erosion and identifying minerals. This unit easily fits into your schedule! Up to 60 minutes a day for 5-8 day.


Coding and Mineral Collection Challenge

Facilitating STEM in the Classroom, Part I

How can you inspire students to become innovators and problem solvers?  Watch this testimony to learn how easy it is to increase student engagement and egnite their passion for STEM.

Facilitating STEM in the Classroom, Part II

What can you expect from doing a STEM activity?  Find out how students will react when they collaborate as a team using the Engineering Design Process