Designed by the NY STEAM BUS team

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Middle Level (6-8)

Coded Drones - Tello

45-60 Minutes

Using multiple coding languages, students fly Tello drones through a series of training and simulated obstacles.

Coding/Robotics

HTML Web Design

45-60 Minutes

Using the basic concepts of HTML, students will work to design their own web page from the bottom up. This workshop will help students to understand how HTML is used to build online resources, and it will also provide students with a first-hand look at the code behind some of the resources they use are built.

Coding

Nano Sand

Tailored to Available Time

*NEATEC UNIT*- Students participate in activities that compare the properties of regular play sand to that of hydrophobic Nano sand, observing the different effects water has on each and how Nano has influenced each. They are then asked to formulate ideas on why hydrophobic sand is beneficial and in what ways it can be utilized to solve real world problems such as oil spills and water retention during farming. This module takes place over 3, forty minute periods.

Science

Little Bits

45-90 Minutes

Students at the middle level will be provided with a very brief overview of the Little Bits system, and then they will be challenged to design a machine that functionally answers a problem using the networking capablilities availble. Wifi connectivity must be available for this workshop.

Engineering

Google Expeditions

45-90 Minutes

Using Google Expeditions, students take a trip around the world to locations that can span across all curriculum areas.

Engineering

Sphero

45-90 Minutes

Using the block coding program on the Sphero App, students will code a robot thorugh a set of challenges that can be tailored to any classroom's already-existing curriculum. Advanced coding challenges will include loops, variable, and functions. Special

Coding/Robotics

Thin Films

Tailored to Available Time

*NEATEC UNIT*- Using soap bubbles students learn how to measure the thickness of a thin film by observing the colors of the light spectrum and comparing them to a wavelength chart. They also learn the application of Thin Films in the world of nanotechnology and the everyday objects it is used for. Many elements of middle school math are also incorporated into the module as students calculate the volume and surface area of a sphere.

Science

Renewable Energy

45-90 Minutes

Using various solar kits as well as the Monolith Solar system equipped on the NYSTEAMBus, students will solve a set of design challenges powered by solar energy.

Science

Tinkercad

45-90 Minutes

After providing a brief overview, students will have the opportunity to design different challenge-based images using TinkerCad. In small-group extended sessions, these images can be printed and brought to students on follow-up visits.

Engineering

Breakout Box: Tailored to Your Curriculum

45-60 Minutes

After speaking with someone at your school, we design aBreakout-Style experience that is tailored to the current program learning of your students. We incorporate the learning experiences being taught in your building to provide students with an "on the go" formative assessment experience.

Design

Breakout Box: STEAM BUS Challenge

45-60 Minutes

In the NYSTEAMBus Breakout-Style session, we bring in pre-designed activities that make use of our current curriculum to teach STEAM concepts.

Design