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STEM II

 

Overview:

Welcome back.  I hope everyone had a restful and fun time off for winter break.  BTW, Happy New Year. I am not going to Jinx it, so, let us just jump right back into the swing of things. Starting a new course.  Alright, we are kicking things off looking at 3-D printing.  We had talked about other things prior to the break but let us look at 3-D printing first and develop what bigger project we want next.  We will overview the links and pick a direction for what to print.  Hopefully, we will not over work our little printer we have at school.

Week at a Glance:

4 Jan - Students are off 😊.  Curve files are open for those wanting to get a jump on the material 

5 Jan – Begin by reviewing the 3-D printing resources PDF.  Looking at all the links and discussing what software will work for our needs and operate fully on the school laptops.  If we need to install specific software, we may have a delay and shift our projects.

6 Jan – Continue exploring 3-D resources. Test designs and software

7 Jan – Develop and work on a 3-D project for submission to be printed.

8 Jan – Submit a 3-D printing design program for testing. Hybrid A & B are welcome to join.

Assignments Due This Week: (All work can be emailed, or shown in class on day due or prior)

  1. Essay on Uses of 3-D printing – Due: 7 Jan, EDD (1400)
  2. 3-D first attempt – Due: 8 Jan, EDD (1400)

Upcoming Test Date: none

Announcements/Reminders:

  1. Virtual students Zoom every Tuesday & Friday. Zoom Links are posted in Curve.
  2. Students need to complete attendance in Curve daily.
  3. Assignments can be turned in hard copy on the day or prior, email

 

Overview:

3-D printing.  The initial essay on your investigations into 3-D printing is due Monday, 11 Jan.  We will spend the first two days printing the examples many of you emailed in.  This is a flexible timetable assignment, being the first time, we have used this table top printer, we have a learning curve to overcome.  There is an assignment for deeper investigation into 3-D printing and another essay to complete. 

 

Week at a Glance:

11 Jan – Print several of the Hybrid-A and online student artifacts submitted. Write/ complete your essay for submission from last week.

12 Jan – Continue to print Hybrid-B and online student artifacts submitted.  Review additional material text on 3-D printing. Discuss future of the industry and areas of concern, if any.

13Jan – Work on write-up for future 3-D industry or product you would manufacture

14 Jan – Continue working on 3-D industry/ product

15 Jan – Turn-in and brief new product.

 

Assignments Due This Week: (All work can be emailed, or shown in class on day due or prior)

  1. Initial take on 3-D essay – Due: 11 Jan, EDD (1400) turned in via email or in-person
  2. New Product Project – Due 15 Jan, EDD (1400) turned in via email

Upcoming Test Date: none

Announcements/Reminders:

  1. Virtual students Zoom every Tuesday & Friday. Zoom Links are posted in Curve.
  2. Students need to complete attendance in Curve daily.
  3. Assignments can be turned in hard copy on the day or prior, email 

 

Overview:

Hey everyone, I hope you had a great 3-day break.  This week we will continue to print some 3-D artifacts on the side.  It takes an hour to two for each one, so we may be at it all week.  Finally getting the bugs out and getting some nice prints.

This week we are beginning an interesting objective. Trying to use on of our aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to solve a real-world problem. You will see a list of specific dilemmas we are facing and can review a few of your own too.  

Week at a Glance:

19 Jan - Select three problems, from the list or a combination of the list and your own ideas. Must have one from the list as a minimum. You will investigate each of the problems. Research using Tennessee Electric Library, Google, friends and family.  Use all and any source of knowledge to get multiple viewpoints and information about the problems

20 Jan - Refine and expand your research on the three problems and annotate your findings on the "Problems Investigation Worksheet", this will be turned in and reviewed.

21 Jan - Select your problem after receiving input from me and being able to address the questions and focus concerns I present. Begin additional research and complete a Concept Map identifying your chosen problem facing mankind

22 Jan - Complete your Concept Map, work on brainstorming solutions.  So far, you should not have decided on any solutions or directions to seek solutions.  Perhaps, only the chosen pathway of STEM to pursue the solution.

Assignments Due This Week:

  1. Problem Investigation Worksheet - Due: 20 Jan & 21 Jan, NLT than 21 Jan 1400, in-person or via email
  2. Concept Map - Due 22 Jan 1400

Upcoming Test Date: none

Announcements/Reminders:

  1. Virtual students Zoom every Tuesday & Friday. Zoom Links are posted in Curve.
  2. Students need to complete attendance in Curve daily.
  3. Assignments can be turned in hard copy on the day or prior, email