Moonshot Thinking Course Outline
THINKING LIKE AN ENGINNER
Introduction to Course
What is STEM / STEAM?
What is the Engineering Design Process?
What is Moonshot Thinking?
I will understand the importance of communication in regards to engineering design while collaborating with others.
Challenge #1: Communication
I will collaborate with a partner to design and construct a boat out of aluminium foil
Challenge #2: Float / Redesign Boat (Innovation)
I will construct a truss bridge using 75 Popsicle sticks and test it's strength.
Challenge #3: Bridge Building (Video)
-Bridge Building Game
-Bridge Building Planning Game
I will respond to the following video on engineering and design and reflect on their message.
The Mind of the Originals: Ted Talks
The Art of Innovation: Ted Talks
The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure: Ted Talks
BUILDING A 'FOUNDATION' FOR OUR MODERN WORLD
Two Day's to apply the Engineering Design Process:
Bridge Building Testing (Video)
FLIGHT: THE EVOLUTION OF TRANSPORTATION
I will apply the principles of flight to a 'Blast Off' & Paper Airplane challenge.
Challenge #4: Paper Airplane Toss
Bernoulli & Newton's Theory: The Aerodynamics of Flight
Who were Bernoulli & Newton
What?! There is Math in Flight?
Hyperloop in the Desert / Hyperloop Technology
WORLDS GREATEST AIRPLANES
* The Best Paper Airplanes
* MEGA AIRPLANE
Challenge #5: Blast Off!
Man's Early Attempt at Flight
Space X Mission
Wright Brothers Documentary
NASA Future of Flight (Picture HERE)
Solar, electric, drones . . . What is our future of flight
LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY FOR YOUR WORLD
I will create a Google Project in which I will apply at least 2 of the applications.
The NEW World of Google
-Google Tools Come Alive!
a. You will create a Google Slide Show to present your findings.
b. You will explore (2) Google Applications and build, create, and/or develop a product from each of them.
c. Take a screen shot of your final product and label on your Google Slides as to the outcome and application of the app.
THE LEARNING LANDSCAPE IS CHANGING
I will create a digital game with coding tools.
a. Why Code?
b. A Hour of Coding Event
c. Code Academy
d. Code.org Platform
e. Introduction to Code Writing
I will enroll in a on-line course that relates to STEM.
On-line Learning Platforms (FREE Learning!)
a. Badges (Education 2020)
b. Lifelong learning sites
c. Massive Open On-line Content
*Students will sign-up for a MOOC
d. Epic 2020 Video
e. Did You Know Video
f. Epic Resources
g. The Future of Learning
h. MOOC Courses of Interest: edx
THE FUTURE IS NOW!
Safe and sustainable energy: The Future?
-Solve for x (Google Secret Lab)
- Energy Solutions (The Future is Now!)
STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGES
I will create a Student Design Challenge to share with the class..
MOONSHOT SCIENCE FINDINGS!
CANCER RESEARCH FINDINGS!
Monday - Wednesday: Present Design Challenges
Cancer Research Findings!
Final Thoughts . . .