STEM in Motion

"An object at rest will stay at rest, unless acted upon by an external force."

Observe your surroundings. Is anything moving? The hand of a clock, the cord from a projector screen, a tree/shrub outside? What about the fan of a computer, another person in the room, a car outside?

"STEM in Motion" describes the ever-moving world around us.

Just because your 5 senses do not recognize the ever moving world around us, does not mean that it is not moving. The movements are just happening slow enough that you cannot recognize them. If you do not watch the sun all day, you will not recognize the earth's constant rotation about its axis. If you do not stay outside all year, you will not recognize its movement about the sun [neglecting daily weather itself]. You cannot feel the earth spinning nor orbiting, it just happens.

My world has a slightly faster pace. My environment is made up of single thousandths of a second strung together with a little bit of luck thrown in. My role as a crew member is much more involved than that as a driver- I have the opportunities to examine the environment ahead of time, and make calls all the way up until T-5 seconds that can impact the results of that round. Once within 5 seconds, I am hands off and everything is up to the two drivers competing against eachother at that moment of time.

Have you ever wondered what it is like to travel 1320 feet (just over 4 football fields) in 6.5 seconds, and reach a top speed of 220 Miles per Hour?

Watch the video to sit in the driver's seat and be shot out of a cannon!


"How can we show where STEM is used in interesting places?"

"How do you apply STEM in your environment?"

Select the pages at the top to find out.