STEM on Wheels
STEM on Wheels is a mobile, hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activity trailer available for deployment to schools, after-school groups, scouts, and other outreach partners. Each activity is tied directly to Virginia Standards of Learning for easy supplementation to classroom activities. A current list of activities is below; we plan to add more as time and funding permit so please check back regularly.

STEM on Wheels Activities

Activity Target age SOL Topics
Distance Sensor 9-14 PS.8 The student will investigate and understand the characteristics of sound waves.
PS.9 The student will investigate and understand the characteristics of transverse waves.
Itty Bitty Telescope 11-15 PS.9 The student will investigate and understand the characteristics of transverse waves.
AR Parrot 8-15 PS.10 The student will investigate and understand the scientific principles of work, force, and motion.
PS.6 The student will investigate and understand forms of energy and how energy is transferred and transformed.
Gyro Boat 8-12 PS.10 The student will investigate and understand the scientific principles of work, force, and motion.
PS.6 The student will investigate and understand forms of energy and how energy is transferred and transformed.
Ticker Timer 12-15 PS.10 The student will investigate and understand the scientific principles of work, force, and motion.
PH.2 The student will investigate and understand how to analyze and interpret data.
PH.5 The student will investigate and understand the interrelationships among mass, distance, force, and time through mathematical and experimental processes.
Sunspotter 9-15 ES.3 The student will investigate and understand the characteristics of Earth and the solar system.
Hovercraft 4-15 PS.10 The student will investigate and understand the scientific principles of work, force, and motion.
SeaPerch 8-15 PH.1 The student will plan and conduct investigations using experimental design and product design processes.
3D Printing 8-18 PH.1 The student will plan and conduct investigations using experimental design and product design processes.
Mini-Design Challenges 6-13 PH.1 The student will plan and conduct investigations using experimental design and product design processes.
STEM on Wheels

STEM on Wheels Past Events

September 8-9, 2014 Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium
October 7, 2014 Norfolk Schools' Oral Preschool, as part of Virginia Science Week
October 8, 2014 An Achievable Dream Academy, as part of Virginia Science Week
October 16, 2014 Greenbrier Intermediate School STEM&M Night
October 18, 2014 CHROME Sponsor Launch
October 20, 2014 Southside Boys and Girls Club
November 7, 2014 An Achievable Dream
January 11, 2015 NCAT/VT/UM/NIA STEM Engagement Pathways to Success
March 14, 2015 Nauticus Women in STEM Day
April 2, 2015 MODSIMWORLD
April 17, 2015 General Stanford Elementary
April 25, 2015 Faith Diamond Christian Academy CHROME club
STEM on Wheels has been made possible by Virginia Tech's College of Engineering and the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Society of Naval Engineers-Tidewater Section, and Virginia Space Grant Consortium. If you are interested in having STEM on Wheels visit your school or group, e-mail oceana@vt.edu for further information.

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