Curriculum

BrainCo STEM Hand Curriculum Units

In order to fully utilize these lessons, it is recommended that your class is divided into groups of 2 students with one BrainCo STEM hand each. Each unit contains a series of modules that focus on a topic area for middle and high school students and are aligned with NGSS, CSTA and other curriculum standards.

Project Guided Assembly

Description

Assemble the BrainCo STEM Hand while learning Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and assembly techniques. Teacher guides provide a full walkthrough of learning goals to assess student learning throughout the build process 4 Modules of 50 Minute Lessons

Requirements

  • One set of BrainCo STEM Hands for each student group

Materials

  • Printable Follow Along Build Guides
  • Teacher Guide

Biotech and Biomedical Exploration

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Description

Learn where STEM mixes with Biology and Medicine through discovering high tech applications in modern contexts. Students jump into the world of Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering through guided lessons in Body Systems, Neuroscience, Brain Machine Interfaces, and an investigation into how Biomechanics integrate with human hand prosthetics. Students are then tasked with creating their own high tech prosthetic to address an issue of their choosing. 8 Modules of 50 Minute Minute Lessons and Open Build Project"

Requirements

  • One set of built STEM Hands for each student group
  • Smartboard/screen to display videos and slide decks

Materials

  • Class Slide Decks
  • Worksheets
  • Lesson Guides

Engineering Design

Description

Organize your class like a real engineering team. Guide students through the steps of the engineering design process and learn how prototypes are created and refined. Complete the class with an engineering design challenge creating an application of a robotic hand through constant design iterations. 5 Modules of 50 Minute Lessons and Open Build Project

Requirements

  • One set of built STEM Hands for each student group
  • Smartboard/screen to display videos and decks

Materials

  • Class slide decks
  • Worksheets
  • Lesson Guides

Life and Physical Sciences

Description

Bring hands on STEM learning to your lab sciences. Modules covering energy, motion and friction and body systems align with curriculum needs in Middle School and High School Lab Sciences. 4 Modules of 50 Minute Lessons

Requirements

  • One set of built STEM Hands for each student group
  • Smartboard/screen to display videos and decks

Materials

  • Class slide decks
  • Worksheets
  • Lesson Guides

Introduction to Programming

Description

Bring a tangible, hands on addition to digital programming. Students learn the fundamentals of programming through project based learning activities and open ended STEM workshops. 6 Modules of 50 Minute Lessons and 2 Open Ended Programming Projects

Requirements

  • One set of built STEM Hands for each student group
  • Smartboard/screen to display videos and decks
  • One computer per student group

Materials

  • Lesson Guides
  • Video Overviews
  • Scopes and Sequences

Neuromaker Challenge

BrainCo Neuromaker Challenge
Description

Apply your STEM knowledge to a Creative Challenge modeling solving real world issues! The Neuromaker Creative Challenge allows students to choose their own real world issue to tackle using the STEM hand as common shared hardware. Learn the basics of the challenge and structure your project efficiently with this introduction. 1 Module of 50 Minutes

Requirements

  • One set of built STEM Hands for each student group
  • Smartboard/screen to display videos and decks
  • One computer per student group

Materials

  • Class slide decks
  • Worksheets
  • Lesson Guides

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