Tronix Team traveled to Atlanta, Georgia this June to present at the K-12 Educators workshop for the annual American Society of Engineering Educators conference. Participants learned about Tronix Team’s three levels of programming – Motors & Magnets, Circuit Games, and Circuit Board projects, as well as worked through two circuit activities. Check out the activities link to learn more about Tronix Team’s activities!
Over the last school year Tronix Tuesdays had a group of 25 students participate over our 28-week long program year. We built and wired houses, created robots, flew kites, designed electric marble mazes, and learned Morse code, among tens of other projects!
Tronix Tuesdays celebrated the end of its third year last week making bubble wrap flashlights, circuit board earrings, and homemade ice cream!
Thanks to all of our community partners who helped make another successful year of Tronix Team programming! Over the 2012-2013, Tronix Team teachers worked with 225 students in 1st-8th grade to complete 20 different projects. This number doesn’t even include our partnership with Sanford Middle School, where 6th grade teachers are working with 250 students to complete the Lunchbox Boombox in their classroom!
Special thanks to these partners: Banyan Community Center, Franklin Library, CANDO, Visitation Middle School, Luxton Park, Linwood Monroe, and Minneapolis Community Education at Seward Montessori, Northrop Elementary, Green Central, Jefferson, Bancroft, and Folwell.
It’s been a great year!
Tronix Tuesdays students rise to the challenge of creating something wearable out of recycled materials.
3rd, 4th, and 5th graders competed in our Tuesday night program to use what they know about circuits and conductors to build the world’s largest circuit. Our winning circuit was 6 yards long and incorporated 14 different conductors of electricity!
Don’t let your kids miss out of this great opportunity! Open to 3rd-5th graders throughout the school year. Space is limited!
1st and 2nd graders at Park Avenue Youth and Family Services’ Freedom School spent a week learning about motors and magnets. We learned what a magnet is and made compasses, electromagnets, fans, and a surprise present – the bird in a box!
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Tronix Tuesdays 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students celebrate the end of the school year with homemade volcanoes!
Tronix Tuesdays middle school students have been partnering with members of the CTEP AmeriCorps program based out of St. Paul to build a 3D printer! A 3D printer uses a computer program to build models out plastic. Tronix Tuesdays students have been learning all about the project from building the machine to learning different computer programs for 3D modeling.