1. Think of any household product. Now brainstorm ways that science, technology, engineering or mathematics — any of the so-called STEM fields — could make it better.
- What common toy relies on silicone to give it some bounce?
- Define “polymer.”
- What product relies on the “Lochhead effect” to do its job?
- List two advantages of using a computer model to study a real-world event or phenomenon.
- Explain how Adam Duran’s Braille app works.
- What do waves, lava and dragon’s breath all have in common?
- Name several of the problems facing the world that John Holdren believes experts with a background in STEM can help solve.
- List several of your interests and then brainstorm different STEM careers that could incorporate your interests.
- Engineering is everywhere. Name a building, structure or public work in your community you would like to learn more about, including how it was designed and built.
- What would you do if you wanted to encourage interest in any or all of the STEM fields?