During the summer months, many students go through some regression in their learning skills. To help combat that, GM has launched a new STEM summer school series on YouTube. This educational video series, called Electrifying Engineering, is designed to encourage students with hands-on activities about electric vehicle technology.
GM will release a new episode on YouTube each Sunday through July 2020. Each episode will be hosted by a different member of the GM engineering team and will cover a variety of topics such as electric car motors, autonomous vehicle sensors, electric car charging, and others. Each episode will also include interactive projects that viewers can complete at home with household items.
In the third episode, viewers are taught how to measure the air quality in their homes using simple items like petroleum jelly, poster board, and string. Environmental Engineer, Sophia Borroni-Bird shows how to create small air quality testers that will collect particles from the air. She encourages the viewers to record their experiment results in a notebook and think about why certain areas may have more particles in the air than others.
Participants are encouraged to share their completed projects online on social media platforms using the hashtag #ElectrifyingEngineering.
Will you or your child participate in STEM summer school? Since we’ll be spending more time at home in La Grange, Kentucky this summer, it’s a great way to stay busy and learn at the same time.