4th Grade STEM
Trimester 1 Unit: Input/Output: Computer Systems (Computers and Coding)
In this exploration of how computers work, students are encouraged to make analogies between the parts of the human body and parts that make up a computer. Students investigate reaction time as a measure of nervous system function. In the design problem, students learn about concussions and how to diagnose them, creating a reaction-time computer program to assess a baseline before a concussion occurs. Students apply what they have learned to build their own reaction-time measurement devices on tablets.