fischertechnik STEM Lab Programs
The fischertechnik STEM Lab Programs are a standards-based curriculum involving inquiry, design and problem solving, especially developed for use with the fischertechnik construction system. These programs were created by Tom White, Distinguished Educator and STEM Program Designer.
This unique program, which combines curriculum with hands-on exploration and creation, is available in two levels: Middle School and High School.
Purpose – the purpose sets the stage for student learning
Concepts – the large ideas and essential skills that students will need to master
Student Deliverables – description of the expected student performance
Assessment and Evaluation – Rubrics for oral and written presentations
Outline – used to organize structure and provide a linear guide to student learning
Standards – includes the following:
Common Core Math Standards
Common Core Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
Common Core Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
NSES Content Standard K-12: Unifying Concepts and Processes
Standards for Technological Literacy
ISTE Technology Foundation Standards for Students
Authentic Project Scenario – sets the stage for student problem solving
Daily Teaching Plan – to provide teachers with the pacing and flow of instruction
Supporting Activities – includes hands on exploration, demonstration and experimentation
Resources – provides teachers with information to share with students allowing them to go farther in their explorations
Each level consists of various theme projects for teachers to use with their students to enable them to explore and understand different essential STEM concepts areas.
fischertechnik Middle School STEM Lab
– Energy, Power & Robotics –
Sketching and Documentation
Introduction to Energy and Power
Energy Conversion Systems
Conversion and Storage of Energy
Introduction to Control Systems
Introduction to Sensors
fischertechnik Middle School STEM Lab – Energy, Power & Robotics
This kit features a selection of over 160 different types of components (859 pieces in all) including gears, sensors, actuators, blocks, panels, motors, axles, wheels, a photocell, gearboxes, lights, an electronic magnet, encoder motors, and one fischertechnik ROBO TX Controller interface unit, along with a power supply. Also includes all assembly instructions, ROBO Pro Programming Software and complete curriculum.
fischertechnik High School STEM Lab
– Mechatronics –
Sketching and Documentation
Motors and other Actuators
Fundamentals of Robotics
fischertechnik High School STEM Lab – Mechatronics
This kit features an extensive selection of over 200 different types of components (1186 pieces in all) including gears, sensors, blocks, panels, motors, axles, wheels, compressors, pneumatic parts, gearboxes, switches, lights, an electronic magnet, encoder motors, and one fischertechnik ROBO TX Controller interface unit, along with a power supply. Also includes all assembly instructions, ROBO Pro Programming Software and complete curriculum.
fischertechnik has developed these special STEM Lab programs with Tom White, Distinguished Educator and STEM Program Designer.
“I’ve purposefully created this fischertechnik STEM program to meet Common Core Standards for Math, Reading and Writing as well as the National Science Education Standards, and standards of ISTE, ITEEA. This program can easily fill six months of class time and engage students in the study of applied physics with a systems approach to electronics, control and sensing.” — Tom White, Program Creator
Tom White has been involved in STEM programs since the 1970’s designing programs for middle schools, high schools, community colleges, teacher in-service and industries. Specializing in hardware and software integration, Tom was pivotal in introducing CAD, CAM, control systems, digital control, additive manufacturing and other topics. He has designed numerous kits and products to support education. He is fluent in many programming languages and engineering software.
Intro to fischertechnik STEM Labs Webcast
Hosted by: Tom White
August 8th, 2012, 3 PM Eastern
Register at www.studica.com/STEM-Labs.html
Pricing Options Standard Early Bird Offer*
fischertechnik Middle School STEM Lab – Energy, Power & Robotics $895 $795
fischertechnik High School STEM Lab – Mechatronics $995 $895
Bring this unique program to your classroom. Engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with hands-on exploration. Call 888-561-7521 or email email@example.com for more information.
*To qualify for early bird pricing, order must be complete by August 31, 2012.