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Entertainment STEM

How can you make a train without wheels? In this course, you will build a magnetic levitation ("maglev" for short) train that floats above a magnetic track, and much more!

Age Group

11 - 14

Grade Level: 

Middle School

Total Hours

15 hours

Course Modules

• Hands-on- Build A Magnetic Levitation Train • Hands-on- Aquaponics • Hands-on- Build A Volcano • Hands-on- Carousel • Hands-on- Engineering At The Handmade• Projector • Hands-on- Paper Roller Coaster • Hands-on- Coding A Lego Maze • Hands-on- Tinkering With Balance • Hands-on- Magnetic Slime • Hands-on- Telescope • Hands-on- Skateboard Design • Hands-on- Yeast Air Balloons • Hands-on- Candy Gears • Hands-on- Use Your Shoe! • Hands-on- Make A Straw Rocket

Learning Outcomes

• Develop an understanding of basic principles of magnetism and magnetic levitation through building a magnetic levitation train. • Gain knowledge about aquaponics and its applications, and understand the symbiotic relationship between plants and fish. • Explore the chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar to create a volcanic eruption, while learning about the science behind it. • Learn about the mechanics and operation of carousels, including the role of DC motors in their movement. • Understand the principles of optics and lenses by building a handmade projector using convex lenses. • Explore concepts of physics and engineering by designing and constructing a paper roller coaster, understanding principles of gravity and momentum.

Course Elements

• Quizzes • Video Quests • Video Scenarios • Hands-on Activities • Downloadables • Videos

Course Overview

Do you know what convex and concave lenses are and how we can use them? Let us find out! In this course, you will create a functional projector using a magnifying glass, smart phone, and your knowledge of lenses and the refraction of light.

This course includes:

4 Quizzes
5 Video Quests
4 Video Scenarios
5 Hands-on Activities
3 Downloadables

Related careers:

Software Engineer
Biomedical Scientist
Aerospace Engineer

Skills you will gain:

Thinking skills
Cognitive skills
Observation skills

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Client Reviews

My son absolutely loved the STEM activities in this course! He especially enjoyed building the magnetic levitation train and learning about the principles of magnetism. The handson activities were well explained and easy to follow, and the quizzes helped reinforce his understanding of the concepts. Highly recommend! Dick K.

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