STEM in Action® Helping Hand Design - Online Resources


Students learn about animal adaptations and then use their findings to plan, build, and test an assistive technology for people who cannot bend over to pick up objects. By using critical thinking, communication, and collaboration to create an assistive device for grabbing, gripping, and picking up objects, students prepare for essential skills of the 21st century. Students work through the Engineering Design Process—to learn the value of rethinking and supporting multiple solutions.


Helping Hand Design

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