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Explore skills that are essential to success in school, college and careers

Discover, understand and connect principles in science, engineering design, mathematics and coding with activities that are set in the context of real-world problems and challenges.

These free, project-based learning lessons are ideal for middle grades and high school classrooms, after-school programs, clubs, summer camps, and special STEM events.

Support for STEM projects

  • Free curriculum
  • Online training (videos, emails, phone call)
  • Technical support
  • Loan of individual project kit(s) for instructor preparation
  • 1–2 week equipment loans for student use (as necessary)

Choose the following projects

All Projects are designed for groups of 3-4 students.

TI-Innovator Hub
TI-Innovator™ Hub projects

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Digital Mood Ring

This project is the perfect introduction to doing STEM projects. Digital mood ring combines introductory coding with input & output feedback control. Start your STEM journey with the Digital Mood Ring activity.

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Pet Car Alarm

Once your students complete the digital mood ring they will be ready for the next step...Saving the lives of pets. This project enables students to apply what they learn from the digital mood ring to design a system that will save the lives of pets in hot cars.

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Smart Irrigation System

Once your students complete the digital mood ring, they will be ready to design a system that uses water more efficiently. The digital mood ring prepares students with the foundation necessary to take the next step in their stem journey by helping to tackle some real-world issues like water usage.

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Four-chambered heart

ere are many paths a student can take in STEM. Once they've completed the digital mood ring, they can dabble in the area of biomechanical engineering by designing the electrical system of an artificial hear

TI-84 Plus CE Activity (coming soon)
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Making Music with Code

Making music with code is another fantastic introductory project for STEM. Your students will make music with code by taking advantage of the TI-Innovator Hub's built-in speaker.

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Some Like It Tepid

This project uses the new TI-SensorLink™ Adapter (can you make this linked and open up a new window?) which enables the use of certain Vernier sensors to connect with the TI-Innovator™ Hub. Students will check the temperature of their favorite beverage (hot or cold) and use that data to inform the color of the TI-Innovator™ Hub’s built-in LED. They define the temperature thresholds and the light color to indicate various drink temperatures. Some like it tepid is very similar in scope to the digital mood ring project.

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On-ramp to robotics with Rover

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Unit 1 (Motion): Mars Rover Challenge

The Mars Rover Challenge gives students a little taste of what NASA engineers do everyday. Moving a rover requires coding. This project introduces students to use code to control real-world hardware to do jobs necessary to accomplish a task. It’s the perfect introduction to coding and hardware control.

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Unit 2 (Sensing): Mars Mineral Challenge

Once your students complete the Mars Rover Challenge, they’ll be ready for the next step. Students will use Rover’s built-in color and distance sensors to control outputs such as the LED and motors.

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Move the Cone

In this Math in Motion Plus activity, students will write their own program for the TI-Innovator™ Rover. They will use several commonly used Rover and basic calculator commands while exercising their knowledge of polygons, the coordinate plane, and equations of lines to write code to have the Rover complete a series of challenges.

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