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Add TI STEM Projects to your classroom, after-school or STEM program

Texas Instruments (TI) STEM Projects are an ideal way to keep kids excited about learning STEM skills during math or science class, after-school clubs or STEM nights/programs. 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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  1. Need an idea? Free, project-based lessons set in real-world contexts are perfect for middle grade and high school classrooms, after-school clubs and special STEM events.
  2. Equipment challenged? TI will lend you the technology — including a TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI LaunchPad™ Board and TI-Innovator™ Rover — and other materials for your project.
  3. Stuck? TI STEM experts and the TI-Cares™ teacher support team are always ready to help you get back on track.

The TI STEM Team is ready with ideas, tips and assistance to get your project under way.

Start a conversation with them now — their availability is limited and demand increases as exams get closer.

Project Ideas with 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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Moody Hues

The Digital Mood Ring activity is “square one” for using Texas Instruments 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 Hub mimic the colors of a mood ring.

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Dog Days

Pet Car Alarm engages 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

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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A one, and a two …

Making Music With Code is a fun way to engage students in math, science, design and coding by programming the Hub to play a tune on its built-in speaker.

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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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Array project (Coming soon)

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. (Project coming soon.)

Project Ideas with the TI Innovator™ Rover

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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!

This project challenges 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.

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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 Plus

Move the Cone

Move the Cone is a Rover STEM project that encourages students to write their own programs with commonly used Rover and TI Basic coding commands to have Rover complete a series of challenges involving polygons, the coordinate plane and equations.

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Turn now!

The STEM activity Navigate “Math-hatten” Challenge engages students in exploration of connections between distance, rate, time and angles as they write a program that guides Rover through a scaled down, 3D-printed city.

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Drive the Line

In this Math in Motion Plus activity, students will write their own program for the TI-Innovator™ Rover. They will explore multiple representations of position, velocity and time to write code that will navigate a set of challenges.

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Driving Inequalities

In this Math in Motion Plus activity, students will write their own program for the TI-Innovator™ Rover. Students will explore inequalities and the number line while writing code to navigate a set of challenges. They will apply their knowledge of compound inequalities to write programs for Rover to demonstrate the inequalities on the number line.

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Remember to check TIstemProjects.com often for updates.