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Maine LearnToMod Project: Example Curriculum

Technology has many conveniences, however the breakneck pace of it’s development has created a uniquely difficult problem for today’s teachers. Coding is unquestioningly an important skill for modern students, and will only become more important in the future, but many teachers (including the author of this curriculum) received little to no formal education in coding.

While programming may be daunting at first, we implore you to always remember the first and most important rule of coding, concisely summarized here by Science Fiction author Douglas Adams:

“Don’t Panic.”

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Drones: Summer Engineering Experience for Kids Aeronautical Engineering Engineering Design Challenge

Over the course of a week, your young engineers will be taking on the Drone Challenge.

Engineers will work in teams of 4-5 to apply the Engineering Design Process (EDP) and the scientific concepts related to simple machines, force, energy and motion. Below you will find your week-at-a-glance, a materials list, and some background information that will help you prepare for the challenge topic area. Also included is a copy of the challenge letter as well as the end of week challenge expectations.

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SEEK18 Cybersecurity Module Teacher Guide

Over the course of a week, your young engineers can take on the Cyber Security Challenge.

Engineers will work in teams of 4-5 to apply the Engineering Design Process (EDP) and the scientific concepts related to simple 4 machines, force, energy and motion. Below you will find your week -at-a-glance, a materials list, and some background information that will help you prepare for the challenge topic area. Also included is a copy of the challenge letter as well as the end of week challenge expectations.

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Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center Curriculum

The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center at the Monterey Community College in collaboration with Washington State University is engaging in a scale-up study of the remote operated vehicle (ROV) program to new audiences of middle and high school students and teachers. The MATE ROV competition is an engaging platform to prepare middle and high school students for careers in the ocean STEM workforce. 

The MATE Center has a variety of curriculum projects: 

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Socio-Environmental Science Investigations

Socio-environmental science investigations (SESI) are a series of secondary level geospatial investigations that focus on social issues related to environmental science. The investigations focus on local problems and utilize fieldwork to gather data in a local setting. Students use the Esri Collector app to gather geo-referenced data outside their school. The student-collected data is then shared into a Cloud-based map service over the Internet.

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Philly Scientists - Biodiversity Project

The Philly Scientists project is dedicated to developing innovative science curriculum for in-school and out-of-school programs for middle school students in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone. The website contains insight on curriculum development and an example lesson.

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Chief Science Officers: A Strategy for Student Awareness and Industry Engagement

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The Chief Science Officers (CSO) program empowers youth in STEM by providing access and workforce skills training to prepare them for the future.
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