๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ STEM Engagement and Outreach: Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists, Engineers and Space Enthusiasts of 21 Century

STEM Engagement and Outreach activities

Welcome to ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ STEM Engagement and Outreach: Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists, Engineers, and Space Enthusiasts. This course is designed for members of the STEM/Rocketry Club, Teachers, Educators, and everyone who wants to inspire and engage young students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), Rocketry, and Space. The goal of this course is to provide ideas, tools, and resources to create hands-on, exciting experiences that will spark a lifelong love of STEM.

This course shares some lessons with ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ Women in STEM and ๐Ÿš€ Rocketry Course and other related to STEM and Space Exploration

๐Ÿ”ค Text: English + Translation in other languages
๐ŸŽง Audio-Video: English with subtitles in other languages

Throughout the course, you will learn about the importance of STEM literacy for all students, the career opportunities in STEM fields, and the need for diversity and inclusion in STEM. You will also participate in hands-on activities, including creating a STEM and space lesson plan project, learning about real-life examples of women in STEM, and engaging in virtual labs to explore various STEM concepts. Join us on this exciting journey to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and space enthusiasts.

๐ŸŽฏ Course Objectives

  • To educate and inspire students from underrepresented groups in STEM fields
  • To provide hands-on experiences in STEM and rocketry to increase student engagement
  • To raise awareness of the benefits of STEM education and the importance of space exploration
  • To build relationships and partnerships between the university and the local community
  • To promote STEM literacy and diversity in STEM fields

๐Ÿš€ Activities for Rocketry and STEM Team

Members of STEM/Rocketry teams have a unique opportunity to inspire and engage the next generation of space enthusiasts. The passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is contagious, and we can use that energy to spark an interest in these subjects in young students. By creating fun, hands-on experiences with rocketry, we can help students develop an appreciation for STEM that will last a lifetime.

Rocketry is an excellent tool for engaging students in STEM, it provides a hands-on experience that makes abstract concepts tangible and real. For example, students can learn about Newton’s laws of motion by building and launching their own rockets. They can explore aerodynamics by testing different fin designs and determining which configuration produces the best flight stability. By engaging with rocketry, students can see the practical applications of STEM concepts and develop a deeper understanding of these subjects.

 

๐Ÿ”ฌ STEM Engagement

STEM is a critical field that drives innovation, problem-solving, and critical thinking. However, despite its significance, not all students have equal access to STEM education and opportunities. This is why STEM outreach and engagement initiatives are so important. These initiatives aim to inspire, educate, and provide hands-on experiences for students from underrepresented groups in STEM fields.

It is essential to remember that STEM outreach and engagement initiatives are not just about increasing the number of students pursuing STEM careers, but about providing students with the resources and experiences they need to succeed and make a positive impact on society.

๐Ÿ“ข Community Outreach

Community outreach is a crucial aspect of STEM engagement and outreach initiatives, as it allows the university rocketry team to reach a wider audience and inspire the next generation of space enthusiasts. By partnering with local schools, community organizations, and businesses, the team can provide hands-on STEM experiences, host workshops, and events, and offer resources and support to students and teachers.

This can also help to raise awareness of the benefits of STEM education and the importance of space exploration, as well as encourage more students to pursue careers in these fields. Additionally, community outreach can also help to build relationships and strengthen partnerships between the university and the local community, further solidifying the team’s commitment to education and outreach.

๐Ÿ“š STEM Engagement Course Outline

The course will cover a range of topics, including the importance of STEM literacy for all students, career opportunities in STEM fields, the need for diversity and inclusion in STEM, historical background and current statistics of women in STEM, and hands-on activities such as creating a STEM and space lesson plan project and exploring real-life examples and case studies of the challenges and discrimination faced by women in STEM.

Introduction and ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ Women in STEM

You will also learn about the importance of STEM engagement and community outreach activities, planning and executing STEM outreach initiatives, and how you can engage and inspire the next generation of space enthusiasts with STEM and rocketry activities for younger students. Additionally, the course will introduce you to NASAโ€™s Next-Gen STEM Project and the online resources available to support your outreach efforts.

๐Ÿ”ฌ STEM Engagement ๐ŸŽ“ Resources for Educators and play โ“ Kahoot! Quizzes

STEM Engagement and Online Resources, focuses on the importance of STEM engagement and community outreach activities. It provides an overview of how to plan and execute STEM outreach initiatives, including the importance of space education and the European Space Agency’s (ESA) outreach program, ESERO. Learners will also be introduced to NASA’s Next-Gen STEM project and the various online resources available for STEM engagement, such as NASA STEM engagement resources and rocketry activities. Additionally, the course covers NASA Space Place, which is a resource for kids interested in NASA science. Tutorials and step-by-step activities with โ“ Kahoot! to engage a group of students in presence or online.

๐Ÿ›ธ Space Exploration ๐Ÿ’ก Ideas and Activities

The “Space Exploration” section of the course focuses on the importance of space exploration and provides hands-on and interactive activities to learn more about the topic. The section covers the impact of space exploration and its significance, as well as exploring different aspects of space through interactive activities, such as exploring the Earth, ISS, and the Solar System using Google Maps, playing the Mars Rover Game, and exploring the Solar System through an interactive tour. The section also highlights the accomplishments of Elon Muskโ€™s SpaceX Falcon Heavy and provides a game activity based on the NASA Deep Space Network. This section provides a fun and engaging way to learn about space exploration and encourages students to delve deeper into the subject.

๐Ÿฆพ Robotics and ๐Ÿ’ป Coding Activities

In this section of the course, students will learn about the exciting world of robotics and coding through hands-on activities and challenges. They will explore the benefits of STEM and robotics and how they can engage and inspire the next generation. The course covers the engineering process of designing robots for fixed conditions and variables and includes hands-on activities such as solving a Rubik’s Cube with a robot hand or a LEGO for AI research and education. Students will also learn about the advantages of using robots in space, including the design of rovers and robots in space using the KSP Kerbal Space Program. Additionally, the course provides an educator guide for NASA’s Robotic Search and Rescue Challenge and UAS, and a step-by-step guide to making a Sphero robot challenge. To end the section, students will have the opportunity to make a Moon or Mars Rover game using Scratch.

๐Ÿš€ Introducing Rocketry and Hands-on STEM Activities

This course section is dedicated to the basics of Rocketry and provides hands-on learning activities and design challenges to showcase the practical applications of STEM education. The course covers various topics such as what a Rocketry Club is, how to join a team, the history of rockets, and the science behind rocketry. It includes tutorials on how to make a straw rocket, a pasta rocket engine, a water rocket, and a foam rocket. The course also highlights the role of rocketry team members in inspiring the next generation of space enthusiasts with STEM and Rocketry activities. Additionally, it provides a glossary of rocketry terms, advice for aspiring rocket scientists, and movie reviews. This course aims to engage and educate students on the exciting world of Rocketry and provide them with a comprehensive understanding of the subject.

๐Ÿš€ Rocketry Team Departmental Outreach

Rocketry Team Departmental Outreach focuses on the outreach activities of each department within the Rocketry Team. The section covers hands-on demonstrations of rocket assembly and propulsion systems by the Mechanical Engineering department. The Mechanical Engineering department also offers group rocket design challenges using provided materials. The Electrical Engineering department provides an introduction to circuit design and wiring of rocket systems, as well as team-based electrical wiring and testing challenges. The Software Engineering department covers rocket simulation and control software, with group coding challenges to program rocket flight simulations. The Aerospace Engineering department covers aerodynamics and rocket flight mechanics, as well as team-based challenges to design and test air-powered rockets. The course concludes with group launch events for student-designed rockets, interactive Q&A sessions with members of the Rocketry Team, and discussion sessions on current advancements in space technology and exploration.

๐Ÿฅฝ Virtual Experiments in Physics and Engineering

The Virtual Labs section provides hands-on, interactive simulations for various physical science and engineering concepts, covering topics such as circuits, electricity, fluid mechanics, light and optics, thermodynamics, and motion. Each lab features different activities to help students understand the underlying principles and explore various phenomena. From the AC Alternating Current Circuit Construction Kit to the Greenhouse Effect, and from Faraday’s Law to Projectile Motion, this section provides a comprehensive and engaging learning experience for students to develop their understanding of physical science and engineering.

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Introduction and ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ Women in STEM

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๐ŸŸข๐Ÿ‘‰ SKS Online Course guide, tips, and emojis meaning list

Start from here, with our online course guide, tips, and emojis meaning list

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐ŸŽง The importance of STEM literacy for all students, regardless of gender

STEM literacy is becoming increasingly important in today's society. The job market and technology advancements make it essential for all students, regardless of gender, to have a strong foundation in these subjects. To address the gender gap in STEM fields, it's important to provide all students with access to STEM education and resources and to break down societal stereotypes. With the right support and opportunities, all students can excel in STEM fields and make valuable contributions to society.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ ๐ŸŽง Career opportunities and paths in STEM fields

STEM fields offer a wide range of career opportunities and paths for individuals with different interests and skills. Here are some of the most popular STEM careers and the key characteristics of each.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐ŸŽง The need for diversity and inclusion in STEM fields

Diversity and inclusion in STEM fields are essential for the advancement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as for the development of a fair and inclusive society. By taking practical steps to encourage diversity and create an inclusive workplace culture, we can tap into the full potential of all individuals and achieve greater outcomes for everyone.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ…ฐ Barriers to STEM Participation for Young Women and Strategies for Supporting Underrepresented Groups

In this lesson, we will explore the various obstacles that prevent girls and young women from fully engaging in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. We will also discuss some of the ways in which these barriers can be overcome, and the importance of increasing the participation of girls and young women in STEM subjects. By the end of this lesson, you should have a better understanding of the challenges faced by girls and young women in STEM, and some ideas for how to support and encourage their participation in these fields.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ’ก Historical background of women in STEM and current statistics

The history of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields is a long and complex one. Despite making significant contributions to these fields throughout history, women have often been underrepresented and faced barriers to accessing education and careers in STEM. In this lesson, we will explore the historical background of women in STEM and examine current statistics on the representation of women in these fields. By understanding the past and present, we can work towards creating a more equitable and inclusive future for women in STEM.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ’ก Hands-On Activity: Creating a STEM and Space lesson plan project

Creating a lesson plan that focuses on space and STEM concepts can be a fun and engaging way to introduce students to these important subjects. With a wide range of activities and resources available, it's possible to create a lesson plan that is tailored to the specific needs and abilities of the students. By incorporating hands-on activities, technology, and assessment, educators can provide students with an engaging and meaningful learning experience that may inspire them to pursue careers in STEM fields. 

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽ“ Hands-On Activity: โ€œWomen in STEM”

In this lesson will focus on exploring the importance of women in STEM, examining successful women in STEM fields and their achievements, and identifying barriers to women entering STEM fields. The class will also engage in brainstorming solutions to overcome these barriers and discuss ways to promote and support women in STEM careers. This lesson is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the crucial role women play in STEM and encourage students to consider STEM as a future career path.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ—ฝ Real-life examples and case studies to illustrate the challenges and discrimination faced by women in STEM

Women have made significant strides in breaking barriers and achieving equality in the STEM fields in recent years, but there is still a long way to go. Despite the fact that women make up half of the workforce, they are underrepresented in STEM fields, with only 28% of the STEM workforce being women. This is a problem not only for women but also for the STEM fields themselves, as diversity leads to better problem-solving and decision-making.

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๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ‘‰ Join our Open Discord Server to share your progress, engage with other and peer review your activities

Join us on our open server to share your progress and ask questions, engage and have fun with others and receive feedback. On the server, there are specific channels for each topic, where you can share your content and read what other members and course authors have posted. This is a great way to connect with others with the same passions and learn from each other's experiences and insights.

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๐Ÿ†•โ“๐Ÿ—ฝ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”— 10 Women in Engineering – Letโ€™s play a Kahoot

Engineering is a field that has long been dominated by men, but in recent years, women have been making great strides and breaking down barriers in the field. In this presentation, we will take a look at some of the amazing women who have made a difference in engineering, from inventors to pioneers in their field.

๐Ÿ”ฌ STEM Engagement ๐ŸŽ“ Resources for Educators and play โ“ Kahoot! quizzes

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ’ก Importance of STEM engagement and Community Outreach activities

STEM outreach and engagement initiatives are critical for inspiring and educating the next generation of STEM professionals. By providing hands-on experiences, fostering a supportive environment, and collaborating with local organizations and schools, we can help to increase diversity in STEM fields and inspire students to pursue careers in STEM.

 

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽ“ Planning and executing STEM outreach initiatives

STEM outreach initiatives refer to programs and activities aimed at promoting interest, understanding, and participation in STEM fields. Such initiatives can take many forms, such as workshops, demonstrations, competitions, or mentorship programs. The goal of STEM outreach initiatives is to engage and inspire young people, particularly underrepresented groups, to pursue STEM careers and promote diversity and inclusiveness in STEM fields. The success of a STEM outreach initiative depends on careful planning and execution. This lesson will provide an overview of the key steps and considerations for planning and executing STEM outreach initiatives.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”— The Importance of Space Education and the ESA outreach program ESERO

Space education is essential for the development of our future generations. It not only inspires young minds to pursue careers in STEM fields, but it also promotes a greater understanding of our place in the universe. The European Space Agency (ESA) has long been at the forefront of space education, providing resources and opportunities for students and educators across the continent.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽ“ What is NASAโ€™s Next Gen STEM Project and how to use their online resources

NASAโ€™s Next Gen STEM project is a comprehensive program aimed at promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and careers among students in the United States. The project is designed to encourage young people to pursue careers in these fields by providing them with opportunities to learn about and experience STEM through hands-on activities and real-world applications.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ’ก NASA STEM Engagement Resources and Rocketry activities

NASA offers a wealth of resources and opportunities for students interested in learning about rocketry and space science. By visiting NASA's website and exploring the RocketSTEM program, students can learn about the principles of rocketry and get involved in real-world projects that can help them develop their STEM skills.

 

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ›ธ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”— NASA Space Place โ€“ NASA Science for Kids

NASA Space Place is a wonderful resource for kids who are interested in science and space. Whether you are just starting to learn about these subjects, or you are already fascinated by them, the NASA Space Place is sure to have something for you. So don't hesitate to explore this amazing website, and see what you can discover about the universe!

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๐Ÿ†•โ“๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”— Kahoot! tutorial 1/2: How to create, host and play super fun quiz event for students Step by step

Quiz events are a great way to engage students and promote learning in a fun and interactive way. Kahoot! is a popular game-based platform that allows you to create and host quizzes, surveys, and discussions. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create, host, and play a super fun quiz event for students using Kahoot!

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๐Ÿ†•โ“๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”— Kahoot! tutorial 2/2: How to Introduce a new topic with Kahoot! EDU subscription

Kahoot is a powerful tool for educators that can help support and enhance the learning experience for students. By using the features available in the Kahoot Edu subscription, educators can create engaging and effective quizzes that introduce new topics, assess learning and inform future instruction. Whether you are an experienced Kahoot user or just starting out, we hope this lesson has provided you with some useful tips and insights into how to make the most of the Kahoot platform.

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๐Ÿ†•โ“๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”— Kahoot: STEM Engagement and Outreach activities and ideas using the pre-made quizzes and games library

STEM education is crucial for developing critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity in students. However, engaging students in STEM subjects can be challenging. Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform that can help overcome this challenge by making STEM subjects more interactive and engaging. In this lesson, we will discuss STEM engagement and outreach activities that can be created with Kahoot!

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๐Ÿ†•โ“๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”— Collection of best Kahoot activities ready to play and free and premium resources

Kahoot is an interactive online learning platform that makes it fun and engaging for students to learn. Itโ€™s a game-based platform where students can participate in quizzes, games, and surveys. Kahoot allows you to create quizzes and games, share them with your students, and get real-time feedback. The platform is widely used by teachers and educators as a tool to make learning interactive and enjoyable. In this lesson w selected some of the best quizzes and activities from the free and premium collections. Let's dive it:

๐Ÿ›ธ Space Exploration ๐Ÿ’ก Ideas and Activities

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ›ธ๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿ’ก Why Space Exploration is so important and the 3 sci-fi movies

In this lesson, we will explore the importance of space exploration and its impact on human scientific and technological development. We will also examine the economic benefits, political and diplomatic implications, and philosophical and existential questions raised by space exploration. Additionally, we will explore the different ways that humans can explore space and the challenges involved, and how we represent it in movies. Activities include researching a specific mission or spacecraft, designing a hypothetical space colony or space station, creating a budget and timeline for a proposed space mission, and participating in online forums or joining a space-related club or organization.

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๐ŸŸข๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ›ธ๐Ÿ’ก๐ŸŒ Explore The Earth, ISS and the Solar System with Google Maps

Google Maps is a powerful and versatile tool that can be used to explore the Earth, the International Space Station (ISS), and the solar system. With Google Maps, you can view detailed maps of the Earth's surface, including satellite images, terrain, and street maps. You can also use Google Maps to view the ISS in real-time and to explore the planets and moons of the solar system.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ›ธ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ”—๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฅ˜ NASA Space Place – Explore Mars: A Mars Rover Game

Welcome to today's lesson on the exploration of Mars! Today, we will be diving into the world of Mars and discovering the secrets it holds. With the help of the NASA Space Place website, we will be able to explore the Red Planet in a new and interactive way. Students, you will have the opportunity to learn about Mars' geography, atmosphere, climate, and more. You will also get to see the various missions that have been sent to Mars over the years and learn about the upcoming missions to this fascinating planet. So, let's get started and explore Mars together!

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๐ŸŸข๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ›ธ๐ŸŽงThe Scale of the Universe

The Scale of the Universe web App, takes you on a ride down to the smallest thing theorized by scientists and then out to the vastness of the universe. 

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๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ›ธ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ‘‰ Explore The Solar System Interactive Tour and How a 360ยฐ video works

Throughout our tour, we will use interactive 360ยฐ video to immerse ourselves in the sights and sounds of the solar system. We will learn about the latest scientific discoveries and theories, and we will discover some of the many mysteries that continue to captivate scientists and stargazers alike.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ›ธ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฅผ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿงฐ๐ŸŽง Elon Muskโ€™s SpaceX Falcon Heavy

In this lesson, you will have the opportunity to learn about Falcon Heavy, a reusable rocket designed and built by SpaceX, and its role in space exploration and commercial space travel. You will also have the chance to engage in a variety of STEM and STEAM activities that will allow you to explore and learn about Falcon Heavy and SpaceX in a fun and interactive way. From designing and building spacecraft to conducting experiments and creating digital art, there are plenty of opportunities for you to learn and grow with this lesson. 

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ›ธ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ”—๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ’ก NASA Deep Space Network (DSN) and game activity

The NASA Deep Space Network is a critical component of deep-space exploration, providing the vital link between spacecraft and Earth. Whether you are a mission planner, an engineer, or a scientist, understanding and utilizing the DSN is essential for success in this exciting and challenging field.

๐Ÿฆพ Robotics and ๐Ÿ’ป Coding Activities

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿฆพ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ก Engage and inspire the next generation with STEM and Robotics/rover activities

Engaging and inspiring the next generation with STEM and robotics activities is a fantastic opportunity for passionate teachers and robotics team members. By providing hands-on experiences, opportunities for teamwork and collaboration, and guidance and support, we can help to foster a love of science and technology in young students and encourage them to pursue careers in this exciting and rapidly-growing field.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿฆพ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ก Robots Challenge mission and the Engineering process of designing with fixed conditions and variables

In this lesson, we will explore the process of designing and building things like machines, systems, or structures to help solve problems. Engineers are responsible for coming up with solutions to all sorts of problems, and their solutions are used in our daily life. We will look at a specific problem, the challenge of retrieving a phone that was dropped in a storm drain, and use engineering to find a solution. Throughout this lesson, we will learn about the steps of the engineering process, the importance of considering different solutions, and the use of prototypes and testing to optimize the success of the solution. Finally, we learn about Robotics and the different fields of applications.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿฆพ๐Ÿค–๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ก Solving the Rubikโ€™s Cube with a robot hand or with a LEGO for AI Artificial Intelligence research and Education

In this lesson, we will explore the concept of using a robot hand and artificial intelligence to solve the Rubik's Cube, a popular puzzle consisting of a cube with colored faces that can be rotated to rearrange the colors. We cover the key challenges and approaches involved in solving the Rubik's Cube with a robot hand using artificial intelligence, and we will look at some examples of systems that have demonstrated this ability. 

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿฆพ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ›ธ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฅผ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿงฐ๐ŸŽง Robotics: Rover and Robot in Space with KSP Kerbal Space Program

Welcome to our lesson on robotics in space exploration! In this lesson, we will be exploring the crucial role that robotics plays in space missions and how it allows for greater flexibility and control in conducting these missions. We will learn about the different types of tasks that can be performed by robotic spacecraft, such as docking with other vehicles, deploying and retrieving payloads, and conducting scientific experiments. Additionally, we will explore the benefits of using robotics in space exploration, such as the ability to remotely control spacecraft and the cost-effectiveness of eliminating the need for costly life support systems for human astronauts. Throughout the lesson, we will be using the game Kerbal Space Program (KSP) as a tool to help us understand the concepts and challenges of using robotics in space exploration.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿฆพ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ก KSP Rovers Design

Designing rovers is a fun and challenging aspect of KSP, as it requires a careful balance of functionality, reliability, and efficiency. To begin, you will need to gather the necessary parts and equipment for your rover. This includes things like wheels, propulsion systems, control systems, and science instruments. You can find these parts in the game's "Vehicle Assembly Building" or "Space Plane Hangar" menus.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿฆพ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ก Advantages of using Robots in space

Robots have already begun to play a significant role in space exploration. In the future, it is likely that robots will continue to play an even larger role, potentially even replacing humans in some tasks.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿฆพ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ”— Educator Guide for NASAโ€™s Robotic Search and Rescue Challenge and UAS

NASA's Robotic Search and Rescue Challenge is a valuable and exciting opportunity for anyone interested in the field of robotics. Whether you are a student, professional, or simply an enthusiast, participating in this challenge will help you gain new skills, insights, and connections in the field. So, if you have an interest in robotics and a passion for helping others, consider participating in this exciting and rewarding challenge

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿฆพ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ”—๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ”ฎ How to make step-by-step a Sphero robot challenge

NASA's Robotic Search and Rescue Challenge is a valuable and exciting opportunity for anyone interested in the field of robotics. Whether you are a student, professional, or simply an enthusiast, participating in this challenge will help you gain new skills, insights, and connections in the field. So, if you have an interest in robotics and a passion for helping others, consider participating in this exciting and rewarding challenge

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ’ป๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ”—๐Ÿ’ก Make a Moon or Mars Rover Game using Scratch

Welcome to our lesson on building a Mars rover game! In this lesson, we will explore the exciting and educational process of creating your own game. From researching and planning to testing and publishing, we will guide you through each step of the game design process. You will learn the key components of building a game, including game environment design, rover design, and gameplay features. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced programmer, this lesson will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to create a successful Mars rover game. 

๐Ÿš€ Introducing Rocketry and Hands-on STEM Activities

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ…ฐ What is a Rocketry Club and how to join a Team

A rocketry club is a group of individuals who are interested in rocketry and come together to learn more about it and build and launch rockets. These clubs can be found at schools, universities, or in the community and typically have a faculty advisor or mentor who provides guidance and support.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ’ก๐ŸŽ“ 10 Hands-on learning activities and design challenges to demonstrate the practical applications of STEM education

Hands-on learning activities and design challenges are effective ways to demonstrate the practical applications of STEM education and help students to understand how the concepts they learn in the classroom can be applied in the real world. Here are a few examples of hands-on learning activities and design challenges that can be used to demonstrate the practical applications of STEM education:

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ’ก How rocketry team members can engage and inspire the next generation of space enthusiasts with STEM and Rocketry activities for younger students

Members of a rocketry team have a unique opportunity to inspire and engage the next generation of space enthusiasts. The passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is contagious, and we can use that energy to spark an interest in these subjects in young students. By creating fun, hands-on experiences with rocketry, we can help students develop an appreciation for STEM that will last a lifetime.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ—ฝ Big names in Aerospace Engineering Rocket Science

Aerospace engineering is the primary field of engineering concerned with the development of aircraft and spacecraft. It has two major and overlapping branches: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering. Avionics engineering is similar but deals with the electronics side of aerospace engineering. โ€œAeronautical engineeringโ€ was the original term for the field. As flight technology advanced to include vehicles operating in outer space, the broader term โ€œaerospace engineeringโ€ has come into common use. Aerospace engineering, particularly the astronautics branch, is often colloquially referred to as โ€œrocket scienceโ€.

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๐Ÿš€๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ”—๐Ÿ‘‰ The History of Rockets

The history of rockets dates back to ancient times when people used simple rockets for ceremonial and military purposes. The first rockets were made from bamboo tubes filled with gunpowder, and were used by the Chinese as early as the 13th century. These early rockets were not very powerful or accurate, but they were a significant advancement over other weapons of the time.

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๐Ÿ†•๐ŸŽ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ“Ž Applying Newtonโ€™s Laws, Forces, and Inertia

The motion of an aircraft through the air can be explained and described by physical principles discovered over 300 years ago by Sir Isaac Newton. Newton worked in many areas of mathematics and physics.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ก Tutorial How to make a straw rocket

Welcome to this comprehensive tutorial on how to make a straw rocket! Whether you're an educator or just looking for a fun DIY project, this tutorial will provide you with all the information you need to make your own straw rocket. Not only is this activity a fun and creative project, but it also provides the opportunity to learn about the physics involved in flight.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฅผ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿงฐ๐Ÿงช๐Ÿ…ฐ The Science of Rocketry: Tutorial Building a Pasta Rocket Engine with common household supplies

In this tutorial, we will make a rocket engine using household items! If you've ever wanted to experiment with rocketry, but didn't know where to start, this is the perfect project for you. With just a few basic kitchen supplies and some pasta macaroni, you can create a DIY rocket engine that's safe and fun to use. In this tutorial, we'll go over the materials and steps you'll need to follow to build your own macaroni engine. We'll also discuss some of the key concepts behind rocketry, including the importance of fuel, oxidizers, and combustion reactions. By the end of this tutorial, you should have a good understanding of how to make your own rocket engine and be able to customize it for different experiments

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿงต๐Ÿš€โšก๐ŸŽง๐Ÿฅผ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”—๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ”ฌ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿงฐ๐Ÿ…ฐ How to make a Test Stand for Water Rockets

In this lesson, we will delve into the process of building a test stand that can accurately measure the performance of a water rocket. We will cover the use of pressure sensors and electronics to convert sensor readings into force measurements, the role of 3D printing in creating custom parts for the test stand, and the importance of calibration in ensuring accurate results. By the end of this lesson, you will have a better understanding of the steps involved in building a test stand for water rockets and be able to apply these principles to your own projects.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿฅผ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ“Ž๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”ฌ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ…ฐ How to make a Water Rocket and, launch experiment and attempt for Record-Breaking Rocket

A water rocket experiment typically involves building a simple rocket using a plastic bottle and launching it using water and compressed air as the propulsion system. The experiment can be used to demonstrate various principles of rocketry and physics, such as the relationship between thrust, pressure, and the velocity of a rocket. Meanwhile, our heroes will try to build a record-breaking water rocket using simple and recycled materials and attempt to break a world record in the Class E category. Follow along to learn more about the process of building and launching a water rocket, and the principles of rocket science and physics involved.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ† Euroavia Airbus Sloshing Rocket challenge

In this lesson, we will be discussing the Airbus Sloshing Rocket challenge and its significance in the field of space exploration. First, let's define what sloshing is. Sloshing refers to the movement of liquid within a container, such as a fuel tank. In a rocket, this can cause instability and affect the performance of the vehicle.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”— Ideas and safe Rocketry STEM activities

Learning about rocket principles at home can be a fun and engaging way to learn about science and engineering. There are many resources available online that can help you get started, and with a little creativity and experimentation, you can learn a lot about rocket science on your own.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ”‘ Glossary and Acronyms of Rocketry Terms

In this section, you will find a comprehensive list of terms and acronyms commonly used in the field of rocketry, along with concise and clear definitions to help you better understand these technical and specialized terms.

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๐ŸŸข๐Ÿš€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿฅผ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿ…ฐ MOVIES: Advice for Aspiring Rocket Scientists and a Rocket Engineer Reviews of โ€œOctober Skyโ€

Rockets have always been a source of fascination, and the movie "October Sky" beautifully portrays the curiosity and determination of a group of high school students who are inspired to learn more about rocketry. Set in the 1950s, "October Sky" tells the story of Homer Hickam, a young man who is passionate about science and dreams of becoming a rocket scientist. The film follows Homer and his friends as they face challenges and setbacks while trying to build and launch their own rockets, but they never give up on their dreams. A the end, a Rocket Engineer JC of ASTRA Bremen Rocketry Team, reviews the movie.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ก Tutorial Stomp Rockets using plastic pipes and a soda bottle

Stomp Rockets are a fun and educational project that can be done in just a few simple steps. By using plastic pipes and an empty soda bottle for air pressure, you can explore the principles of air pressure and how it can be used to create lift. So grab your materials and start stomping!

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ก Build and Launch a Foam Rocket

Foam Rockets is an exciting and educational activity that students can participate in to learn about angles, distance, and the principles of rocket propulsion. With the step-by-step instructions provided, students can make their own foam rocket and measure the results of their launch. Happy launching!

๐Ÿš€ Rocketry Team Departmental Outreach

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”— Engineering Design Challenge โ€“ Safe Landing on the Moon

The engineering design challenge of landing a model lander on the moon requires understanding the principles of engineering design and the use of thrust to control the descent. It may take several iterations to create a successful prototype, but persistence and creativity will help you succeed. Don't forget to share your results and inspire others to take on the challenge.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธโš™ Mechanical Engineering Activities โ€“ Hands-on demonstrations of rocket assembly and propulsion systems

The Mechanical Engineering Team can provide hands-on demonstrations of rocket assembly and propulsion systems to help students learn about engineering principles and get interested in STEM.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธโš™๐Ÿ’ก Activity Group rocket design challenges using provided materials

The rocket design challenge is a fun and educational activity that can be done in an activity group setting. It provides students with the opportunity to use their creativity and problem-solving skills to design a functioning rocket using provided materials. By following the steps outlined in this lesson and utilizing teamwork and attention to detail, students can successfully design and launch their own rocket. This activity can be a great way to get students interested in STEM and inspire future generations of engineers and innovators.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ”Œ Electrical Engineering Activities โ€“ Introduction to circuit design and wiring of rocket systems

Circuit design and wiring of rocket systems is an important aspect of electrical engineering. By following the steps outlined in this lesson, you'll have the tools and knowledge to get started in this exciting field. Whether you're a student, educator, or hobbyist, this lesson will provide you with the foundation you need to explore the exciting world of electrical engineering.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ”Œ Team-based electrical wiring and testing challenges

Team-based electrical wiring and testing can be challenging, but with the right approach and effective teamwork, it can be a success. By developing a clear plan, assigning specific tasks, establishing clear communication channels, using electrical wiring diagrams, encouraging collaboration, regularly checking each other's work, and conducting regular testing, you can overcome the challenges and ensure the safe and efficient functioning of the electrical systems.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป Software Engineering Introduction to rocket software

Software engineering for rocket simulation and control is a complex and challenging field, but one that is critical to the success of aerospace missions. By following a structured software development process, and using good development practices, software engineers can develop high-quality software that meets the needs of stakeholders and supports the goals of their projects.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป What are the Software Used in Rocketry Team Clubs

The software tools used in rocketry clubs are powerful and versatile and can be used for a wide range of purposes. By learning about and using these tools, you can enhance your rocketry experience and take your designs to the next level.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป Group coding challenges and Hackathon to program rocket flight simulations

This lesson focuses on the concept of group coding challenges and hackathons for programming rocket flight simulations. By participating in these events, students will have the opportunity to develop their coding skills and work in a team environment to solve complex problems. Additionally, they will also have the chance to learn more about rocket science and dynamics, as well as the principles of flight simulation. Through hands-on experience and exploration, students will gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter and improve their ability to think critically and solve problems.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ“Rocket design with ๐Ÿ”บOpenRocket simulator Tutorials

OpenRocket is a free and open-source software tool that is used by rocket enthusiasts and professionals alike to design and simulate the flight of rockets. It offers a number of advantages over other design tools, making it a popular choice among those who are interested in rocket design.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ“Rocket Center of Pressure and Center of Mass

In this lesson, we will be exploring the rocket's centre of pressure and centre of mass. The centre of pressure and centre of mass are important concepts in rocketry that determine the stability and control of a rocket in flight. Understanding the centre of pressure and centre of mass is essential for designing stable and efficient rockets, and for predicting and controlling their motion in flight.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ Overview of aerodynamics and rocket flight mechanics

Aerodynamics and rocket flight mechanics are the two main components of aerospace engineering. Both of these subjects are important to understand in order to design and launch successful rockets. In this lesson, we will provide an overview of aerodynamics and rocket flight mechanics, including the principles and concepts involved, and provide step-by-step examples and advice for engaging in aerospace engineering activities as part of a STEM engagement rocketry team.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ก Team-based challenges to design and test air-powered water rockets

In this lesson, we will delve into the exciting world of air-powered rocket design and testing. By exploring the principles of aerodynamics and rocket propulsion, students will learn how to create and optimize air-powered rockets for maximum performance. With hands-on experimentation, team-based activities, and exciting role-play, students will be able to apply their understanding of these concepts and develop their skills as engineers and scientists. Through this lesson, students will gain a deeper understanding of the science and technology behind rocketry and aerospace engineering.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ Safety first Group launch events for student-designed rockets

A student-designed rocket launch event can be an exciting and educational experience for participants. However, it's crucial to ensure the safety of all involved parties and the environment. This lesson will provide step-by-step guidance and tips for planning and executing a safe group launch event for student-designed rockets.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ Organizing successful Interactive Questions and Answers sessions with members of the rocketry team

Organizing successful Interactive Questions and Answers sessions with members of the rocketry team can be an effective way to foster teamwork, build morale, and increase the effectiveness of your team. By following these steps, you can create an open and honest environment for communication and provide a platform for your team members to share their experiences, opinions, and insights

๐Ÿฅฝ Virtual Experiments in Physics and Engineering

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๐Ÿ†•๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ”Œ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฅฝ LAB: AC Alternating Currents Circuit Construction Kit

The Circuit Construction Kit AC Virtual Lab is a simulation tool that allows users to design and test their own electrical circuits. This simulation can be a useful resource for learning about electrical circuits and how they work. Here is a lesson on the Circuit Construction Kit AC Virtual Lab, along with some ideas for activities to do to learn more about electrical circuits.

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ”Œโšก๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฅฝ LAB: Resistance in a Electric-Wire Resistivity Resistance Circuits

Resistance in a Wire is an interactive simulation that allows users to explore the concept of electrical resistance and how it is affected by various factors, such as the material of a conductor and the cross-sectional area of the conductor. The simulation includes several different modules, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of electricity.


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๐Ÿ†•๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ”Œโšก๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฅฝ LAB: Ohmโ€™s Law – Circuits Current Resistance Voltage

Ohm's Law is an interactive simulation that allows users to explore the concept of electric potential and electric current, and how they are related through Ohm's law. The simulation includes several different modules, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of electricity.


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๐Ÿ†•๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ”Œโšก๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฅฝ LAB: Static Electricity

Static Electricity LAB is an interactive simulation that allows users to explore the concept of electric potential and electric current, and how they are affected by various factors, such as the resistance of a conductor and the voltage applied to it. The simulation includes several different modules, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of electricity.

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๐Ÿ†•๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฅฝ LAB: Under Pressure – Pressure and Fluids Density

Under Pressure is an interactive simulation that allows users to explore the concept of pressure and how it is affected by various factors, such as the amount of force applied and the area over which the force is applied. The simulation includes several different modules, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of pressure.


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๐Ÿ†•๐ŸŽโš™๏ธ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฅฝ LAB: Balancing Act – Proportional Reasoning Torque Lever Arm Rotational Equilibrium

Balancing Act is an interactive simulation that allows users to explore the concept of balance and how it is affected by various factors, such as the weight and position of objects. The simulation includes several different modules, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of balance.


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๐Ÿ†•๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฅฝ LAB: Color Vision – Photons Monochromatic Light White Light Rainbows

Color Vision is an interactive simulation that allows users to explore the concept of color vision and how it is affected by various factors, such as the wavelength of light and the sensitivity of the human eye. The simulation includes several different modules, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of color vision.


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๐Ÿ†•๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ”Œ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฅฝ LAB: Faradayโ€™s Law – Magnetic Field Magnets

Faraday's Law is an interactive simulation that allows users to explore the concept of electromagnetic induction and how it is described by Faraday's law. The simulation includes several different modules, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of electromagnetic induction and Faraday's law.


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๐Ÿ†•๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฅฝ LAB: Bending Light – Snellโ€™s Law Refraction Reflection Optics Prisms Lenses Light

Bending Light is an interactive simulation that allows users to explore the behavior of light and how it is affected by various factors, such as refraction and total internal reflection. The simulation includes several different modules, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of the behavior of light.

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๐Ÿ†•๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ”Œ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฅฝ LAB: Charges and Fields – Electric Field Electrostatics Equipotential Electrostatic Potential Electric Charges Voltage

In this simulation, users can manipulate the number, type (positive or negative), and position of charges, as well as measure the strength and direction of the electric field at various points. The simulation also includes tools such as a field meter and a particle launcher, which allow users to further investigate the properties of electric fields.


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๐Ÿ†•๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒก๏ธ๐ŸŒŒ ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฅฝ LAB: Greenhouse Effect โ€“ Greenhouse Gases Heat Thermodynamics Climate

The Greenhouse Effect is an interactive simulation that allows users to explore the concept of the greenhouse effect and how it affects the temperature of the Earth. The simulation includes several different modules, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of the greenhouse effect.

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๐Ÿ†•๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฅฝ LAB: Molecules and Light – Molecules Photons Absorption Light

Molecules and Light is an interactive simulation that allows users to explore the behavior of molecules and how they interact with light. The simulation includes several different modules, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of the behavior of molecules and light.


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๐Ÿ†•๐ŸŽโš™๏ธ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฅฝ LAB: Gravity and Orbits – Gravitational Force Circular Motion Astronomy

Gravity and Orbits is an interactive simulation that allows users to explore the concept of gravity and how it affects the motion of objects, such as planets and satellites. The simulation includes several different modules, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of the behavior of objects under the influence of gravity.

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๐Ÿ†•๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฅฝ LAB: States of Matter – Atomic Bonding Interaction Potential Dipole

States of Matter is an interactive simulation that allows users to explore the behavior of matter and how it changes between different states, such as solid, liquid, and gas. The simulation includes several different modules, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of the behavior of matter.


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๐Ÿ†•๐ŸŽโš™๏ธ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿฅฝ LAB: Projectile Motion – Kinematics Air Resistance Parabolic Curve Vectors Drag Force

Projectile Motion is an interactive simulation that allows users to explore the behavior of projectiles and how they are affected by various factors such as gravity and air resistance. The simulation includes several different modules, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of projectile motion.

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