Destination STEM Online

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Destination STEM Online is an interactive online workshop series with fun, hands-on activities to enrich your child’s learning. This program is designed for students going into grades 6 to 8 to broaden their exposure to a multitude of Engineering fields.

Topics that will be covered within the program include:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

In this program, your child will expand their understanding of both modern fundamentals of science and real-world engineering applications.

PROGRAM FORMAT

Online workshops will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM–11:30 AM starting August 11th. Each workshop is led by two of our instructors who will explore the scientific theory behind each activity, all while promoting student engagement and fun.

Online sessions are limited to 20 students per week.

Please note that these workshops are NOT individual sessions. Participants should be available for the two (2) workshops offered throughout the week as concepts/material will be built off from the last lesson.

Activities where we suggest parental supervision will be outlined in activity sheets.

Grades:

Grades 6, 7, 8

Cost:

$50 per week

Dates:

Week 1: August 11 & 13 — Mighty Machines

Week 2: August 18 & 20 — Medical Miracles

Schedule:

10:00 pm – 10:15 am | Log-in and meet the class

10:15 am – 11:15 am | Program - Lesson and Activity

11:15 pm – 11:30 am | Q&A

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

WEEK 1 — MIGHTY MACHINES

Building Up Energy

Using the Engineering Design Process, students will design and build their own launchers. Students will explore and implement the concepts of projectile motion and energy conversion.

Gliding into the Future

They say the future of transportation is flying cars, but why wait when we can create our own! In this activity, students will learn about aerodynamics and the mechanisms of flight. Students will then use these concepts to successfully design and build their own gliding car.

WEEK 2 — MEDICAL MIRACLES

Pumping the Heart

The heart is the hardest working muscle in our bodies. It pumps about 2 ounces (71 grams) of blood at every heartbeat! Through a hands-on activity, students will mimic a beating heart and the transport of blood through the body via blood vessels. Students will gain a deeper insight into the circulatory system, diseases that affect the heart and how biomedical engineers create solutions to problems regarding the heart.

Mechanical Hands

From grabbing and manipulating objects, to brushing our teeth and even communicating with others, the multiple purposes of the human hand are endless. Students will investigate the properties of the human hand and the role biomedical engineers play to help create prosthetic limbs. In this activity, students will design and create their own mechanical hand by using household materials.

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW

If you have questions about Destination STEM Online:

Contact us at outreach@ecf.utoronto.ca

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