Note: This program changes in shape, style, and content, based on the grade and size of the group, among other factors. This description is for a single visit, but if booked as a series, this would be the first workshop, giving a broad overview of what will be covered in more detail in the upcoming sessions.
1. The program begins with an introduction to Jay and a virtual tour of his maker space, through which Jay shares his passion for engineering, discovery and play.
2. We see a short video showing some very simple Rube Goldberg Machines, and then a very complex one.
3. Throughout Jay's presentation, participants are muted but may engage in chat. The teacher or co-host is encouraged to interrupt Jay at any time, with relevant comments and questions from the chat, so they may be addressed.
4. Jay demonstrates a number of chain reaction techniques using household objects, and common tools and toys.
5. In between demonstrations, questions and comments, Jay presents science and engineering content relevant to what is being seen, and content related to the engineering practice with a special focus on trial and error, growth mindset, and the value of learning from failure, as well as success.
The children will explore specific hands-on, thought-provoking, open-ended STEAM explorations through play.
2) To reinforce the fundamentals of engineering practice, the core discipline of force and motion, and the cross-cutting concepts of scale, and cause and effect.
3) To highlight the values of learning through trial and error, persistence, and reflective, formative assessment.
4) To help foster a flexible and equitable learning environment in which students and their families can engage in the virtual space individually, as well as together with their peers, teachers, and families.
Cause and effect K-2
Cause and effect 3-5
Cause and effect 6-8
Cause and effect 9-12
Scale, proportion, and quantity K-2
Scale, proportion, and quantity 3-5
Scale, proportion, and quantitiy 6-8
Systems and system models K-2
Systems and system models 3-5
Systems and system models 6-8
Energy and matter K-2
Energy and matter 3-5
Energy and matter 6-8
Structure and function K-2
Structure and function 6-8
Stability and change K-2
Stability and change 3-5
Stability and change 6-8
PS3A 3-5 -- Definitions of energy
PS3A 6-8 -- Definitions of energy
PS3B 3-5 -- Conservation of energy and energy transfer
PS3B 6-8 -- Conservation of energy and energy transfer
PS3C 3-5 -- Relationship between energy and forces
PS3C 6-8 -- Relationship between energy and forces
PS3C K-2 -- Relationship between energy and forces