Training Resources & Videos: DFW 2019 Student Engineering & Creativity Competition (SECC)

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Useful links to student STEM project materials (examples)
Digital Mood Ring Project
Level: Introduction for all levels
Summary: Bring science and coding together (no coding experience necessary) while developing a mood ring! The science of color mixing is explored while determining the right body temperature thresholds. This is an excellent first STEM and coding project. The project includes variables, loops, conditional statements, Boolean operators and other fundamental concepts in programming. We recommend the Digital Mood Ring as the starting point for TI-Innovator projects.

Digital Mood Ring streamlined “by challenges” version for the TI-84 Plus CE OS 5.3
http://www.t3europe.eu/resources/?resource_id=1880 or http://bit.ly/2GBIsUN
Set of detailed, step-by-step videos for instructors: Coming in September

Digital Mood Ring streamlined “by challenges” version for the TI-Nspire CX OS 4.5
http://www.t3europe.eu/resources/?resource_id=1890 or http://bit.ly/2oqU1X8
Set of detailed, step-by-step videos for instructors: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL17Fe0ZmhCR_j09b202PUI0wfaRYSLQka

Digital Mood Ring in-depth, resource-rich version: www.education.ti.com/moodring

Pet Car Alarm Project
Level: Middle School/early High School
Summary: Pets suffer when left unattended in a car with the windows rolled up on a hot sunny day. The temperatures inside a car may reach greater than 40°C above the outside ambient temperature within an hour due to a greenhouse effect within the closed car. A car equipped with a pet-smart alarm could prevent harm to a pet left inside a hot car by taking action to cool the interior and notify the owner of impending pet harm.

Challenge: Understand the science behind the greenhouse effect and use math, computer programming and engineering to design and build a pet-smart alarm system using a model car.

Pet Car Alarm Project for the TI-84 Plus CE OS 5.3 http://www.t3europe.eu/resources/?resource_id=1868 or http://bit.ly/2oqTMvc

Pet Car Alarm Project for the TI-Nspire CX OS 4.5 http://www.t3europe.eu/resources/?resource_id=1852 or http://bit.ly/2oqsk0R

Pet Car Alarm in-depth, resource-rich version: www.education.ti.com/petalarm

Smart Irrigation Project
Level: High School
Summary: This is an integrated STEM project that challenges students to build an irrigation system. Students will learn and use concepts in computer science, environmental science and engineering.

Smart Irrigation Project for the TI-84 Plus CE OS 5.3 http://www.t3europe.eu/resources/?resource_id=1807 or http://bit.ly/2CdL9xn

Smart Irrigation Project for the TI-Nspire CX OS 4.5 http://www.t3europe.eu/resources/?resource_id=1802 or http://bit.ly/2BJPqaP

Smart Irrigation in-depth, resource-rich version: www.education.ti.com/smartwater

Making Music with Code
Level: Middle School/High School
Summary: Students will explore introductory level coding while creating sounds and music with the TI-Innovator Hub.

Making Music with Code for the TI-84 Plus CE OS 5.3 Coming in September to this link
https://resources.t3europe.eu/t3europe-home/?resource_id=2403

Making Music with Code for the TI-Nspire CX OS 4.5 https://resources.t3europe.eu/t3europe-home/?resource_id=2271

Modeling the Four Chamber Heart
Level: High School
Summary: Students model the electrical activity of a four chamber heart using coding, LED's and Play-Doh, an electrically conductive modeling compound.

Modeling the Four Chamber Heart for the TI-84 Plus CE OS 5.3 Coming soon

Modeling the Four Chamber Heart for the TI-Nspire CX OS 4.5 http://resources.t3europe.eu/t3europe-home/?resource_id=2175

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On Ramp to Robotics Unit 1 (Motion) with Mars Rover Challenge
Level: Middle school/ early High School
Summary: Students will learn and use basic concepts for robotic vehicle control along with math concepts to write a program to drive their Rover around the base of the Olympus Mons volcano on the surface of Mars. Note: Also, includes concepts to give students an on-ramp to participating on robotics teams.

Mars Rover Challenge for the TI-84 Plus CE OS 5.3 http://www.t3europe.eu/resources/?resource_id=2078 or http://bit.ly/2t03U3I

Mars Rover Challenge for the TI-Nspire CX OS 4.5 http://www.t3europe.eu/resources/?resource_id=2069 or http://bit.ly/2HDd5dJ

On Ramp to Robotics Unit 2 (Sensing) with Mars Rover Mineral Challenges
Level: Late Middle School/High School
Summary: Students will use Rover's color, distance and brightness sensors to write programs to drive their Rover around the base of the Olympus Mons volcano in search of minerals on the surface of Mars.

Mars Rover Mineral Challenge for the TI-84 Plus CE OS 5.3 Coming in September to this link
https://resources.t3europe.eu/t3europe-home/?resource_id=2402

Mars Rover Mineral Challenge for the TI-Nspire CX OS 4.5 https://resources.t3europe.eu/t3europe-home/?resource_id=2176

Math in Motion Plus (Rover): Move the Traffic Cone
Level: Late Middle School/High School
Summary: In this activity, students will use their knowledge of polygons, the coordinate plane, and equations of lines to write code to complete a set of challenges.

Move the Traffic Cone for the TI-84 Plus CE OS 5.3 https://resources.t3europe.eu/t3europe-home/?resource_id=2317

Move the Traffic Cone for the TI-Nspire CX OS 4.5 https://resources.t3europe.eu/t3europe-home/?resource_id=2318