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Design and Build Labs – Middle Schools (6th to 8th grade)

Bring your classroom for a design and build experience through hands-on engineering, programming using mathematical and science tools.

Design and Build Labs Design and Build Labs

Design and Build Labs Design and Build Labs

All activities are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the NYSSLS.

  Activity: Cross-Cutting Components
Night Light Night-Light
Design and create your own illuminated electronic device with clear acrylic material and an RGB LED.
Energy and matter, patterns, scale, proportion, and quantity.
Home Security System Home Security System
Design and create your own electronic detection system with an alarm and a memory.
Energy and matter, scale, proportion, and quantity.
  Freeze Frame Freeze Frame
Design and build your own freeze frame and explore parabolic motion, guitar vibration and more with a seven-segment display.
Energy and matter, scale, proportion, and quantity.
Traffic Light  Traffic Light
Design and create your own switched traffic light for road intersection mockup with light emitting diode and programmable controller. Next, turn your traffic light into a game board.
Patterns, cause and effect, energy and matter, scale, proportion, and quantity. 
Audio Laser  Audio Laser 
Design and build your own electronic device that transmits music through a light beam.
Energy and matter, systems and system models. 

The Design and Build Labs are available Monday through Friday. A lab activity can begin as early as 8am.

Activity durations (including break for lunch): 

  • Night-Light: 3–4 hours
  • Home Security System: 4–5 hours
  • Freeze Frame: 4–5 hours
  • Traffic Light: 4–5 hours
  • Audio Laser: 4–5 hours

The pricing of a lab activity is $30/student (with a minimum charge of 15 students) and transportation must be provided by the district. The maximum capacity of one lab is 40 students.

To schedule your class, please call 631-632-9750 or e-mail: istem@stonybrook.edu

Lab Director:   Dr. Mónica Bugallo, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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