I teach STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) to all the students at my K-8 school. I have middle school students in daily engineering and design classes, and I work with the K-5 students and special education classes each week. My students are a diverse bunch of scientists and designers living in the city.
Whenever they walk by my classroom, the STEAM room, I see them craning their necks to see what is going on in here.
They are so excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math! When it is their turn to visit the STEAM room, they arrive eager to share, ask questions, and get started!
My students are learning mechanical and software engineering by building and programming with Lego Mindstorm robotics kits. These are great learning resources, but they use a lot of batteries. In fact, the more complex and interesting the robot design is, the more it drains the batteries. I want to encourage my students to build and program complex robots without worry about the environmental impact of their learning.
These rechargeable battery packs will model earth-friendly consumer practices, save time, save money, and, most importantly, lower the carbon footprint of my robotics program.
Students will also learn to responsibly monitor their robots' battery levels and to charge them when needed.
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