Hands-On Engineering Experiences for Middle School Students
Offered remotely, in-person or a hybrid of both options, taught by graduate STEM students.
Activities are aligned to the following NYSSLS Performance Expectations:
- MS-PS3-6. Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred by
- MS-PS4-3. Integrate qualitative scientific and technical information to support the
claim that digitized signals are a more reliable way to encode and transmit information
than analog signals.
- MS-ETS1-1. Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient
precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific
principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit
- MS-ETS1-2. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine
how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
- MS-ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among
several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be
combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
- MS-ETS1-4. Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification
of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
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|Smart Night Light
Students will learn about circuits, the engineering design process, simulations, simple programming and will create a smart night light, with four modes of function.
Students will learn about different types of sensors and will use a simple pre-coded interface to take measurements and perform simple experiments.
|Introduction to Python
Students will use an online platform to learn the basics of Python and use Python to create a unit converter.
Lab Director: Dr. Mónica Bugallo, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences