STEM and Thinking and Making
STEM is an excellent platform to integrate the subjects to a focus but it has failed to really link up with the engineering or making aspects. Science labs are traditionally spaces where students do experiments to verify a formula or concept. Who can forget conservation of momentum on two cars on an air track. ?
We turned the concept upside down and termed it 5IT - designit, makeit, controlit, measureit, thinkit. .
Removed the terms but still keep the vision.
Our thinking vision supports electronics, control systems, coding with a strong STEM linkage. Above all, the materials are designed to develop basic understanding and expansion to new projects.
Intellecta - ideal data logging and control of systems - idea for solar power and sustainability.
Circuit Wizard - amazing electronics software that allows simulation and design of microcontroller and basic electronics
ControlBLOK - coding with Arduino or Intellecta with an flexible interface that links with blocks,rods etc
Micromite - amazing interface with touch panel interface and powerful BASIC programming language that everyone can understand.
DesignIT - cad, drawing
ThinkIT - Programming, physics mathematics
MakeIT - workshop,technology,construction,cam’
MeasureIT - science,physics,data logging,probeware
ControlIT - electronics, control systems