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.

 
November 2017
Pinball Workshop Pinball Workshop
Monday, November 6th
3:00 PM EST

Do you want to teach your students that science really can be fun and games? If so, join this webinar to learn more about AWIM's Pinball Designers challenge.

After reading Malarkey and the Big Trap, students design a homemade pinball game and explore the behavior of the difference components, such as the pinball, ball traps and bumpers. The students test the launch ramp to explore how launch position affects the behavior of the pinball and then learn how to optimize their games to make them more challenging and interesting.
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Kia logo 2017 JetToy Competition
Thursday, November 2
Georgia International Convention Center
Sponsored by Kia

2017 JetToy Competition

Science Teachers Association of Texas logo Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST)
Thursday, November 9 – Saturday, November 11
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, TX
Sponsored by the Science Teacher’s Assosication of Texas (STAT)

Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST)

Engineering Inspired by Nature Workshop Engineering Inspired by Nature Workshop
Tuesday, November 14th
4:00 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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Gravity Cruiser Workshop Gravity Cruiser Workshop
Wednesday, November 29th
5:00 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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December 2017
Glider Workshop Glider Workshop
Monday, December 4th
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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Making Music Making Music
Tuesday, December 12
4:00 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 newest 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 hand on lessons and engineer a musical instrument according to 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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Straw Rockets Straw Rockets
Tuesday, December 19th
5:00 PM EST

Did you ever think that you may encourage your students to launch straws across the classroom in the name of science? 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 early life of Dr. Robert Goddard while reading the biography, The Rocket Age Takes Off. After investigating Goddard's early trial, students build, test and modify rockets made from drinking straws. They 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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January 2018
Motorized Toy Car Workshop Motorized Toy Car Workshop
Tuesday, January 9th
2:30 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 Car Challenge.

n 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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Rolling Things Workshop Rolling Things Workshop
Thursday, January 18th
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 will 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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JetToy Workshop JetToy Workshop
Tuesday, January 23rd
4:00 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 Jet Toy 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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For future AWIM live workshops in your area, please contact us at awim@sae.org

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