This course was taught in 90 minute block periods. The lesson materials can be found through the links with each day, and the reflections published weekly after using the curriculum in the Blog section of the website. This curriculum is focused on the driving question, "What is STEM, and why so much talk about it?" This connects directly with the mission of the National Science Foundation.

To promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense; and for other purposes. NSF envisions a nation that capitalizes on new concepts in science and engineering and provides global leadership in advancing research and education
— NSF.gov

The goals of this course are that students will expand their understanding on the importance of STEM, students will be able to make connections to how STEM answers problems, and students will be able to explore a variety of STEM careers.

Syllabus, Supplies, and Rubrics for assignments

Day 1:  Student Introductions, Class Policy, Teacher Introductions, STEM intro

Day 2: Getting to the  World Cup, Introduction to bacteria and virus

Day 3 and 4 : Calculations/ Lab on Vitamin C (4) Wrap up Discussion write a conclusion discuss calculations on Vitamin C, Introduction to research and writing scientifically.  

Day 5: Kahoot, In class time on Project #1, due at the end of the period via email. 

Day 6- How Soccer uniforms have changed, viewing of the film "The True Cost"

Day 7- Artificial Intelligence stations

Day 8- Review growth mindset, engineering design process, and spaghetti and marshmello building challenge. 

Day 9- Brushbots

Day 10/13-Class splits Students are given a card with either a trophy or computer on it. Introduction is the same.      Raspberry Pi day 1- ideas on what the kit can do, checking in parts, introduction to Minecraft.   3D printing day 1- students will have time to work on their project for the course while I start the raspberry pi students. Then 3D printing will use the tutorials to complete an introductory activity and planning for their trophy 

Day 11/14: Raspberry Pi day 2- Students will complete a challenge from minecraft101, then they will have the rest of the period to work together or individually to build a world and complete the single player checklist. 3D printing day 2- Students are building their trophies. 

Day 12/15 : Raspberry Pi day 3- Students will complete one of the building tutorials from T3 Alliance. 3D printing Day 3- Students will download their file and print them using the 3D printer. 

Day 16 Class time to work on Presentations and have the papers reviewed

Day 17 Class time to work on Presentations and have papers reviewed

Day 18 - Using the Dela Mare Library inside the Mackay Mines building at the University of Nevada, Reno students are creating stickers and using etching.