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Codename: Geo STEM (Girls Engaging in Online Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics)

Code name GEO-STEM is a program for teachers of students in grades 6-12. 

Geo STEM is a project funded by the Halliburton Foundation to serve both middle and high school teachers and their students. This project will create opportunities for teacher professional development related to remote instruction strategies, how to teach coding, and how to implement STEM projects into their curricula. Students will learn to code and have the opportunity to create a STEM project that will be submitted to a 2021 virtual symposium. Additionally, students will learn about geoscience careers from STEM professionals and benefit from interacting with mentors from STEM backgrounds. 

Timeline:

2020

  • October 01     Teacher registration opens
  • October 31     Registration closes 
  • November 16  Teacher Virtual PD fully available 
  • December 04  First teacher project due 
  • December 05  Instructional kits shipped to participating/ qualifying schools* 

2021

  • Early Spring 2021 EAPS Women in Science program (WISP) hosts a virtual conference for students
  • Early Spring 2021 Student applications for supply kits
  • Late Spring 2021 - Indiana Virtual STEM Symposium

This program was funded by the Halliburton Foundation and ran through Purdue University College of Science. 

 

For Teachers 

Virtual Professional Development content opens Monday, November 16, 2020

Video playlist

  1. GEO STEM Teacher Video # 1
    1. Introduction to Codename: GEO STEM
    2. https://youtu.be/-gE6Obouq1U 
    3.  
  2. GEO STEM Teacher Video #2
    1. Task 0 - Instructional Video: Introduction to coding with Arduino
    2. https://youtu.be/aAiYEiIMOL8 
    3. Tinkercad Link - Task 0
    4. Task 0 - Guided Activity (Blank)
    5. Task 0 - Guided Activity (Key)
  3. GEO STEM Teacher Video #3
    1. Task 1 - Instructional Video: Blink Commands
    2. https://youtu.be/Wjsv6QNvnG8 
    3. Tinkercad Link - Task 1
    4. Task 1 - Guided Activity (Blank)
    5. Task 1 - Guided Activity (Key)
  4. GEO STEM Teacher Video #4
    1. Task 2 - Instructional Video: The Serial Monitor and Variables
    2. https://youtu.be/IX9W4pxAg9M
    3. Tinkercad Link - Task 2
    4. Task 2 - Guided Activity (Blank)
    5. Task 2 - Guided Activity (Key) 
  5. GEO STEM Teacher Video #5
    1. (Optional) Task 3 - Instructional Video: Chase Sequence 
    2. https://youtu.be/pbHYG6jDSxc
    3. Tinkercad Link - Task 3 
    4. Task 3 - Guided Activity (Blank)
    5. Task 3 - Guided Activity (Key)
  6. GEO STEM Teacher Video #6
    1. Task 4 - Instructional Video: Potentiometers and Conditionals 
    2. https://youtu.be/ykDI1qruH4U
    3. Tinkercad Link - Task 4 
    4. Task 4 - Guided Activity (Blank)
    5. Task 4 - Guided Activity (Key)
  7. GEO STEM Teacher Video #7
    1. Task 5 - Instructional Video: Using the Temperature Probe
    2. https://youtu.be/GsvZiSzlqKs
    3. Task 5 - Temperature probe circuit assembly guide
    4. Task 5 - Guided Activity (Blank)
    5. Task 5 - Guided Activity (Key)

Links to Additional Teaching Resources:

 

For Students

Resources and applications to be posted December 2020

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*Limited number of Instructional kits will be available to schools who have at least 3 teachers participating and justifying school need in the application.   

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