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Hacking STEM

What is Hacking STEM?

Affordable inquiry and project-based activities to visualize data across science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum. Standards-based lesson plans written by teachers for teachers.

  • Our mission is to modernize STEM learning to enable every teacher and student on the planet to achieve more.
  • We are committed to building immersive and inclusive learning experiences for students focusing on building 21st century technical skills like mechanical, electrical, and software engineering, and data science.
  • Introduction to the Data Science Process

  • Day of Data: Rockets - a NASA and Microsoft Hacking STEM partnership

  • Analyze astronauts’ photos of Earth to predict climate change

  • Compare speeds - how fast do humans run?

  • Design astro socks to protect astronauts’ feet in microgravity

  • Detect alpha, beta, and gamma radiation

  • Experience microgravity by understanding Newton’s 2nd and 3rd laws of motion

  • Make party lights to understand electrical circuits and switches

  • Measure water quality to understand human impact

  • Use computational thinking to understand earthquakes

  • Use materials science engineering to determine heat resistance

  • Use Pythagorean theorem to measure topography