The AWIM Program Training Workshops

These trainings are an introduction into the different challenges in the A World In Motion program. These challenges are offered to all educators and interested participants.

 
April 2017
adient, bosch, henkel, honeywell, kia WCX17 International JetToy Competition Wednesday, April 5th 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST COBO Center - Hall D 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226 Sponsored by Adient, Bosch, Henkel, Honeywell, and KIA

Go to International JetToy Competition (11th Annual) for more information
Glider Workshop Glider Workshop
Monday, April 10th
3:00 PM EST

Who doesn’t love a good old paper airplane? Join this webinar to step that concept up a notch and learn more about AWIM's Glider challenge

Students explore the relationship between force and motion and the effects of weight and lift on a glider. Students learn the relationships between data analysis and variable manipulations, and the importance of understanding consumer demands.
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Engineering Inspired by Nature Workshop Engineering Inspired by Nature Workshop
Monday, April 16th
5:00 PM EST

Do you want to engage and excite your students? If so, join this webinar to learn more about AWIM's Engineering Inspired By Nature challenge.

In the Engineering Inspired By Nature challenge, students investigate seeds that are dispersed by the wind. They apply what they have learned to make paper helicopters and parachutes. They test different variables (lengths, width, weight, etc.) to see how these factors affect performance. Concepts covered in this unit include gravity, drag, friction, velocity and acceleration.
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Arconic Straw Rockets Training
Tuesday, April 18th
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
East Professional Center
1349 East 79th Street, Cleveland, OH 44103
2nd Floor Cafeteria
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM EST
Sponsored by Arconic Foundation

Arconic Straw Rockets Training
Tuesday, April 18th
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
East Professional Center
1349 East 79th Street, Cleveland, OH 44103
2nd Floor Cafeteria
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
Sponsored by Arconic Foundation

Gravity Cruiser Gravity Cruiser Workshop
Tuesday, April 25th
4:00 PM EST

Do you want to explore a new, hands-on method for creating excitement about forces and motion? If so, join this webinar to learn more about AWIM's Gravity Cruiser challenge.

In this challenge, students will focus on understanding the relationships between the "sweep" of the lever arm, the number of winds the string makes about the axle, and the distance the gravity cruiser travels. They will also investigate how the diameter of the wheels, the diameter of the axles, and the amount of weight placed on the lever affect the gravity cruiser's speed and distance.
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May 2016
Nissan STEM Night (May the Fourth be with You)
Thursday, May 4th
Decherd Elementary School
401 S Bratton St, Decherd, TN 37324
Sponsored by Nissan

Motorized Toy Car Workshop Motorized Toy Car
Monday, May 8th
3:00 PM EST

Do you want to explore forces and motion while addressing essential mathematic and scientific concepts and skills.? If so, join this webinar to learn more about AWIM's Motorized Toy Car Challenge.

In the Motorized Toy Car Challenge, a fictitious toy company called Mobility Toys Inc. presents the challenge in the form of a Request For Proposal (RFP). The company is interested in receiving new designs for moving toys. The toy company sends the RFP to the class requesting written proposals, sketches, and working models of designs that meet a specific set of requirements.
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Virginia Children's Engineering Convention Making Music Workshop
Monday, May 15th
5:00 PM EST

Do you want to learn more about integrating arts and literature into STEM education? If so, join this webinar to learn more about AWIM's Making Music challenge.

In the Making Music Challenge, students explore sound and vibrations. Students learn how the human eardrum works and explore concepts such as pitch and longitudinal and transverse waves. They collect information through hands-on lessons and engineer a musical instrument per specific criteria. A student reader brings the concepts to life for the students through a fictional story about animals and sounds within nature.
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Arconnic Straw Rockets Competition
Friday, May 19th
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
East Professional Center
1349 East 79th Street, Cleveland, OH 44103
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
Sponsored by Arconic Foundation

SAE Foundation SAE Foundation 2017 Annual Celebration
Tuesday, May 23rd
Detroit Masonic Temple
500 Temple St.
Detroit, MI 48201

VIP Reception 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST
General Reception 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Program and Dinner 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Go to saefoundation.org/celebration for more information.

Straw Rockets Workshop Straw Rockets Workshop
Thursday, May 25th
4:00 PM EST
Did you ever think that you would encourage your students to launch straws across the classroom? Join this webinar to learn more about AWIM's Straw Rockets challenge and the science behind this idea.

In the Straw Rockets challenge, students explore the life of Dr. Robert Goddard while reading the biography, The Rocket Age Takes Off. Students build, test and modify rockets made from drinking straws and test the rockets to see how far they can fly. Concepts covered in this unit include Newton's Laws of Motion, Gravity, thrust, lift and drag.
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June 2017
Fuel Cell Workshop Fuel Cell Workshop
Monday, June 5th
8:00 AM EST

Do you want to engage and excite your students? If so, join this webinar to learn more about AWIM's Fuel Cell challenge.

In the Fuel Cell Challenge, students receive a letter from a fictitious toy company, Green Design Toys (GDT). Green Design Toys is interested in receiving new designs for toys that are environmentally friendly and are powered with alternative power sources and fuels. This letter asks students to work in teams to design a vehicle that can meet specific performance goals.
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Jet Toy Workshop Jet Toy Workshop
Monday, June 12th
5:00 PM EST

Do you want to engage and excite your students with an opportunity to build a jet propelled balloon car? If so, join this webinar to learn more about AWIM's JetToy challenge

In the JetToy Challenge, a fictitious toy company called EarthToy Designs presents the challenge in the form of a letter. The company wants students to provide a variety of interesting designs for a new line of balloon-powered vehicles made from inexpensive, common materials that will appeal to other children.
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Rolling Things Training Rolling Things Training
Tuesday, June 20th
4:00 PM EST

Did you ever wonder if you heard the entire story of the three little pigs? If you want to explore the STEM concepts in this twist on a popular tale, join this webinar to learn more about AWIM's Rolling Things challenge

In this curriculum, students explore the story The Three Little Pigs' Sledding Adventure, during which they will study toy cars and car performance. Launching the cars from ramps, the students investigate the effects that different ramp heights and car weights have on distance traveled, measuring and recording data gathered through variable testing.
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For future AWIM live workshops in your area, please contact us at awim@sae.org

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