Employee-Led Activities

Hands-On Activities

Bring the diverse world of STEM to life for elementary, middle, and high school students using a wide variety of immersive learning explorations. These easy-to-use activities allow STEM professionals to convert real-world expertise into meaningful educational experiences. 

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Employee Guide

General

Employee Guide

What are the key items I need to know before entering the classroom?
Elementary, Middle and High School | Grades: K–12
Flexible Time

Explore the Employee Guide for more detailed information on how to prepare for your classroom visit. This guide provides tips and suggestions for employees to engage, explain, discuss, and effectively facilitate career sharing sessions.

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Cobot/Human Collaboration

Cyber

Cobot/Human Collaboration

Could you collaborate successfully with a robot?
Elementary School | Grades: K–5
Flexible Time

Learn how robots can be used as a tool for creating innovative solutions in everyday human life. Students will explore the possibilities of cobots, then design a unique collaborative task involving humans and cobots working together.

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Packaging Matters

Consumer Packaged Goods

Packaging Matters

What are the essentials of good product packaging?
Elementary School | Grades: K–5
Flexible Time

Discover the difference between consumer packaged goods (CPGs) like food and personal care products, and “durable goods” like appliances and electronics. Students will innovate an existing CPG, complete with new packaging designed to attract more customers.

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Co[la]bo[ra]t[ion]

Cyber

Co[la]bo[ra]t[ion]

Would your life benefit with the help of a “cobot”?
Middle and High School | Grades: 6–12
Flexible Time

Get students thinking creatively about improving their communities using the game-changing potential of collaborative robots. Working in teams, students will create a job posting that highlights the role that cobots could play in their lives.

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CPG Innovations

Consumer Packaged Goods

CPG Innovations

How much do you care about the packaging a product comes in?
Middle and High School | Grades: 6–12
Flexible Time

Take a closer look at the consumer packaged goods (CPGs) pervading students’ lives. After exploring the various types of materials used in CPGs, students will design a product of their own that is packaged in a way that is both sustainable and profitable.

STEM Activity

STEM

STEM Activity

What does STEM mean to you?
Elementary, Middle and High School | Grades: K–12
Flexible Time

Your experience with STEM can inspire the next workforce. Share what your interests were at their age, and how that translated into the career you have today. Students are going to be very interested and curious with having a special guest like you to learn from while they get hands-on with a great STEM lesson!

Manufacturing Activity

Manufacturing

Manufacturing Processes

Elementary School | Grades: K–5
Flexible Time

Break down the basics of manufacturing for students and explore the amazing technologies used to turn simple materials into everyday products. A creative activity allows students to simulate two manufacturing processes: assembly line and 3D printing.

Aerospace Activity

Aerospace

Voyage to the Moon

Elementary Shool | Grades: K–5
Flexible Time

“Citizen Astronauts” may become a reality sooner than students realize! Use a virtual 3D model and other resources to explore the possibility of regular people traveling to the Moon, while showing students how many exciting careers are involved in human space exploration.

Testing the Code

Technology

Testing the Code

Elementary School | Grades: K–5
Flexible Time

Demonstrate to students how computers “think” using sets of precise detailed instructions. Students can have some fun learning about the power of coding by performing quality assurance testing for the creation of an imaginary computer game.

Manufacturing Activity

Manufacturing

Manufacturing Design

Middle and High School | Grades: 6–12
Flexible Time

Help students appreciate the many facets of modern manufacturing by exploring the crucial design phase. Students will create an original prototype for an innovative product to gain an understanding of how professionals use STEM to manufacture products optimally.  

Oil and Gas Activity

Oil and Natural Gas

Energy Engineers

Middle and High School | Grades: 6–12
Flexible Time

Chemical energy powers most of our daily lives, but students may need a refresher on the underlying concept of energy itself. Enlighten students about practical uses of energy by having them simulate an interview for a petroleum engineer internship. 

Aerospace Activity

Aerospace

A Future on Mars

Middle and High School | Grades: 6–12
Flexible Time

Give students an out-of-this-world glimpse of the many ways STEM influences space exploration! An engaging outdoor activity enables students to explore fundamental facts about the Red Planet by imagining the differences between life on Earth and Mars.

Technology Activity

Technology

Learning like Machines

Middle and High School | Grades: 6–12
Flexible Time

Artificial Intelligence is profoundly important to the development of all areas of STEM. Guide students through a valuable exploration with the concept of machine learning, which enables students to prepare, test, and optimize their own data sort.

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

How can critical thinking help us solve complex problems?
High School: Grades 9-12
45–60 minute activity

In this sixth session, young people will explore a STEM challenge focused around manufacturing. As they collaborate to complete the challenge, they will apply the engineering design process to create prototypes of a new product and optimize their designs. 

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Recycling

Package Redesign

How can food packaging be improved?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
20–30 minutes

Reevaluate the everyday products you love by considering the effectiveness of their packaging, then explore your own improvements. 

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Precision Irrigation Design Challenge

Water

Precision Irrigation Design Challenge

Can you design a system that evenly distributes water among different cups?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
20–30 minutes

Delve into the challenges of irrigation in agriculture, industry, and at home by designing an irrigation system from recycled household items.