POPCS SmartLab Rotation 3  

Island 4

Vernier Temperature-Best Cup Design

Not all cups are alike, and the materials they are made of can determine how well they move heat into or out of your drink. One cup holding hot chocolate could burn your hands, and another may barely warm them.

The challenge is to design, build, and test the best insulated cup. 


Island 6

 Sphero Bolt

Robots only do what you tell them to do. 

The challenge is to learn how to program Sphero Bolt to do whatever you want it to. In order to drive the Sphero Bolt, you must qualify by passing a driving test!


Island 1

 Squishy Circuits

The challenge is to complete the circuit and light an LED using the Squishy Circuits kit. Students will explore series and parallel circuits along with conductors, insulators, open, and closed circuits. 


Island 2


The challenge is to use Pixie to teach about your home state. Students will create a reference map of their state after learning how to use Pixie through a Family Portrait activity. Pixie is a graphics program that can be used to make art, stories, presentations, and more.


Island 3

Gravity Maze

The challenge is to use the force of gravity and tower playing pieces to get a ball to fall from the Start Position to the Target Tower. See how many challenges they can solve!


Island 5

 Google Earth

The challenge is to choose a place of interest in either the United States or around the world and create a customized map of that location.



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