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Do STEM Projects with students after exams or summer STEM camps

Texas Instruments (TI) STEM Projects are great for keeping students engaged in learning real-world skills after exams are complete or during summer STEM camps. These motivating, engaging activities encourage collaborative problem-solving, lively discussion, exploration and discovery of connections in science, math, engineering design and robotics.

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Below you’ll find free, project-based activities set in real-world contexts perfect for middle grade and high school classrooms, after-school clubs and special STEM events.

Never coded before? No problem! Our 10 Minutes of Code lessons provide a foundation in creating, running and editing TI-Basic and Python programs with the
TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI LaunchPad™ Board and the TI-Innovator™ Rover.

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With our loan assistance program, we can lend you the materials and technology needed for your project(s), including a TI-Innovator™ Hub and TI-Innovator™ Rover.

The equipment list will show you what you’ll need for each of the STEM Projects activities mentioned below. This will aid you in your budget requests and grant proposals.

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The TI STEM team is ready with ideas, tips and assistance to get your project under way. Plus, TI STEM experts and the
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Projects that use the TI-Innovator Hub

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Students sharpen their critical and creative thinking skills as they define problems and design and refine solutions using a TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire™ CX graphing calculator to program a TI-Innovator™ Hub.

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Digital Mood Ring

This activity is “square one” for using TI graphing calculators to code the TI-Innovator™ Hub on other STEM Projects. Students program input and output feedback controls to make the built-in lights on the TI-Innovator™ Hub mimic the colors of a mood ring.

      View TI-Nspire™ CX II Python activity
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Pet Car Alarm

Engage students in the math and science of the greenhouse effect by designing and building a pet-smart alarm system that sounds an alert when the interior temperature of a model car approaches the danger zone.

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Smart irrigation

The Smart Irrigation System challenges students to find a solution to a critical real-world problem — how to use water most efficiently — by designing, building and coding a working model system that waters real crops without wasting a drop.

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I ❤ STEM

The Four-Chambered Heart inspires a passion for biomechanical engineering as students design the electrical system that makes an artificial heart go thump-thump, thump-thump.

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Making Music With Code

Creating music through coding is a great way to engage students in math, science, design and coding by programming the TI-Innovator™ Hub to play a tune on its built-in speaker.

      View TI-Nspire™ CX II Python activity
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Feel the heat

In Some Like It Tepid, students collect temperature data of their favorite beverage, define thresholds and program the Hub’s built-in LED to indicate the beverage’s temperature.

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Running the Bases (with TI-RGB Array)

The TI-RGB Array provides another level of engagement as students experiment with controlling each of the 16 individual RGB LEDs. Math, science and design all come together when using the TI-RGB Array.

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Projects that use the TI-Innovator Rover

TI-Innovator Rover

When the wheels are turning, students are learning. The TI-Innovator™ Rover — controlled by a Hub that is programmed with TI graphing calculators — puts math and science in motion.

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Rover, Watch Out for Rover!

Challenge students to experiment with distance, time and speed in an effort to make the TI-Innovator™ Rover robotic vehicle stop just short of a plastic dog (the other “Rover”) placed at a random distance by the teacher.

      View TI-Nspire™ CX II Python activity
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On-Ramp to Robotics

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Unit 1: Destination Mars

The Mars Rover Challenge (Motion) introduces students to the coding and hardware-control practices and processes NASA engineers use to keep a remotely operated vehicle on track while exploring another planet.

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Unit 2: Dig it

The Mars Mineral Challenge (Sensing) focuses on programming Rover to sense changes as it covers its track. Students write and run code that uses Rover’s built-in color and distance sensors to control outputs such as LED lights and motors.

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Math in Motion

Help your classroom experience math in a whole new way with activities that put math in motion. Students can code their own programs to control Rover, or they can explore math concepts using premade programs.

STEM Event Activities and Challenges with the TI-Innovator™ Hub and Rover

Check out these simple and quick STEM activities that are perfect if your school is hosting a STEM night, STEM Saturday or other STEM event.