STEM on the Move

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) can be boring for pupils and too theoretical?

For tackling this challenge, we intend to develop movement-based STEM learning modules for schools. Thereby, we want to attract the attention of young people to this important field by developing this new approach: A combination of learning, experiencing, being active, and having fun!

We develop Technology (Hardware & Software) and didactics to teach Physics, Biomechanics, Technology, and Mathematics.

The project lasts from 06/2019 until 5/2022. In the school year of 2021/2022 we’ll implement a pilot phase at a few schools in Germany, primarily in Lower Saxony and Bavaria.

The four STEM learning modules will be:
  1. “STEM by Throwing”:

    Development of throwing gadgets with embedded sensors for measuring throwing parameters (focus on throwing angle and launch velocity) and making them visible on devices like tablets, Smartphones, etc. We synchronize the recorded sensor data with videos in which the throwing student performs the task.

  2. “STEM by Swimming”:

    The development of a waterproof in-ear device interacting with further sensor systems enables direct communication with the teacher/trainer and collects/processes different physical and biological data (these include pulse, body temperature, oxygen level, blood pressure fluctuations, and breathing rate).

  3. “STEM by Cycling”:
    Development of a module teaching how to cycle and the Biomechanics and Physics aspects which go into this topic. We also aim to create an incentive to include cycling into the Curriculum of schools for better student health and sustainable mobility.

  4. “STEM School Tours to High-Performance Centers”:
    The idea is to use available technologies in sports high-performance centres and to put them into learning contexts of STEM. The involvement of top athletes will further increase the attractiveness of this approach.
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