Summer Camp 2022 Lessons

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Project BioEngineer

Day One:

Farm Systems

  1. Design Challenge: Building Gates
  2. Design Challenge: Duct Tape Trivia
  3. Design Challenge: Topographic Map

Team Building – What makes a good team and how do you make that happen?

  1. Design Challenge: Leadership Roulette
  2. Design Challenge: Team Identity
  3. Design Challenge: STEM Identity

Layers of Reality – a fun way to introduce the STEM in #UrbanAgTech by creating a model for the way the world works through art and lecture.

Day Two

Webs of Life – a quick review of where in our world we interact with Atoms and why.

  1. Design Challenge: Crystals and Lattices
  2. Design Challenge: Water and Air Pressure
  3. Design Challenge: Phases of Matter

Day Three:

The Circle of Life – a crash course into Applied STEM and Math integration in Ag and in STEM.

  1. Design Challenge: Explore all aspects of pressure (physical, electrical, emotional, social) Lizzo and Taylor Swift
  2. Design Challenge: Identify a Reframe of a Simple Problem – re-examine the mister and a homeless shelter
  3. Break a complex problem into simple machines – explore the six simple machines at Mezzacello

As Above; So Below – a reminder that life is sophisticated and deeper than we want to acknowledge, but is essentially Yin and Yang with a boundary layer.

  1. Design Challenge: Fear and its connection to pressure – emotional pressure
  2. Design Challenge: Air, Water, Earth, Fire- the way energy propagates across our experience
  3. Design Challenge: Creating LEGO Foundations – put the energy of STRUCTURE – PROCESS and PATTERN back into the ground

Day Four

Career Crossover – Allows students to reflect on what they have observed and how it impacts their curiosity and their future

  1. Design Challenge: Career Memory Game
  2. Design Challenge: Team Algorithm
  3. Design Challenge: Interview for Your Future Job

Analyze and Modify – Create a script for the final video for the team at Camp.

  1. Design Challenge: Discuss with your team what your video will be
  2. Design Challenge: Assign Random Roles
  3. Design Challenge: Create a Bio dome

Day Five

  • Finish Your Product Development
  • Prep for Presentation
  • Present your Final Presentation
Jim Bruner | Mezzacello

Project Renewables

Day One:

Farm Systems

  1. Design Challenge: Build a Power Grid Map of Mezzacello
  2. Design Challenge: Create a Multimeter Display
  3. Design Challenge: Complete the Circuit

Team Building – What makes a good team and how do you make that happen?

  1. Design Challenge: Grace Under Pressure
  2. Design Challenge: Team Identity
  3. Design Challenge: STEM Identity

Layers of Reality – a fun way to introduce the STEM in #UrbanAgTech by creating a model for the way the world works through art and lecture.

Day Two

Webs of Life – a quick review of where in our world we interact with Atoms and why.

  1. Design Challenge: Electricity and Matter
  2. Design Challenge: Create a Simple Motor
  3. Design Challenge: Using Electromagnetic Radiation to Bleach Plastic

Data 101 – A deeper dive into how and why we collect and use data from graphs and labels to predictions and proof.

  1. Design Challenge: Create a Data Set
  2. Design Challenge: Create a chart
  3. Design Challenge: Tell a Story with Data

Day Three:

The Circle of Life – a crash course into Applied STEM and Math integration in Ag and in STEM.

  1. Design Challenge: Conductors VS Insulators
  2. Design Challenge: Identify a Reframe of a Simple Problem
  3. Design Challenge: Using The Force

As Above; So Below – a reminder that life is sophisticated and deeper than we want to acknowledge, but is essentially Yin and Yang with a boundary layer.

  1. Design Challenge: What IS Lightning?
  2. Design Challenge: Air, Water, Earth, Fire
  3. Design Challenge: Creating a simple LED Card

Day Four

Career Crossover – Allows students to reflect on what they have observed and how it impacts their curiosity and their future

  1. Design Challenge: Career Memory Game
  2. Design Challenge: Team Algorithm
  3. Design Challenge: Create a Portable Broadcast System

Analyze and Modify – Create a script for the final video for the team at Camp.

  1. Design Challenge: Discuss with your team what your video will be
  2. Design Challenge: Assign Random Roles
  3. Design Challenge: Create an Exploded LED Light

Day Five

  • Finish Your Product Development
  • Prep for Presentation
  • Present your Final Presentation
Jim Bruner | Mezzacello

Project BioChemistry

Day One:

Farm Systems

  1. Design Challenge: Compost 101
  2. Design Challenge: Create a Simple Pump
  3. Design Challenge: Understanding The Cycles on a Farm

Team Building – What makes a good team and how do you make that happen?

  1. Design Challenge: Atomic People (creating teams with atomic properties)
  2. Design Challenge: Team Identity
  3. Design Challenge: STEM Identity

Layers of Reality – a fun way to introduce the STEM in #UrbanAgTech by creating a model for the way the world works through art and lecture.

Day Two

Webs of Life – a quick review of where in our world we interact with Atoms and why.

  1. Design Challenge: NHCOPS Challenge
  2. Design Challenge: Creating a Perfect Fertilizer
  3. Design Challenge: How Nitrogen Propagates

Data 101 – A deeper dive into how and why we collect and use data from graphs and labels to predictions and proof.

  1. Design Challenge: Create a Data Set
  2. Design Challenge: Create a chart
  3. Design Challenge: Tell a Story with Data

Day Three:

The Circle of Life – a crash course into Applied STEM and Math integration in Ag and in STEM.

  1. Design Challenge: Create a Lasagna Garden
  2. Design Challenge: Identify a Useful Pollinator
  3. Design Challenge: Using Bases to Bleach things

As Above; So Below – a reminder that life is sophisticated and deeper than we want to acknowledge, but is essentially Yin and Yang with a boundary layer.

  1. Design Challenge: The MicroFauna
  2. Design Challenge: Air, Water, Earth, Fire
  3. Design Challenge: Create a Water Purifier

Day Four

Career Crossover – Allows students to reflect on what they have observed and how it impacts their curiosity and their future

  1. Design Challenge: Career Memory Game
  2. Design Challenge: Team Algorithm
  3. Design Challenge: Interview for Your Future Job

Analyze and Modify – Create a script for the final video for the team at Camp.

  1. Design Challenge: Discuss with your team what your video will be
  2. Design Challenge: Assign Random Roles
  3. Design Challenge: Create a Carbon Sink

Day Five

  • Finish Your Product Development
  • Prep for Presentation
  • Present your Final Presentation
Jim Bruner | Mezzacello
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