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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Barrett-Jackson is partnering with SciTech Institute to bring you “Gearing Towards The Future” — a community, education and outreach initiative focused on STEM education.

Barrett-Jackson’s Gearing Towards The Future aims to encourage and develop future automotive engineers and technicians. The learning modules focus on teaching students how to solve problems and develop new skills using challenge-based projects related to automobiles.


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Grade K-5

Congratulations, young engineers! NASA has selected you to design and build a prototype Mars Rover to explore the Red Planet, Mars. Your mission is to create a Mars Rover that can navigate the Martian Terrain. Once your Mars Rover is built, it’s time to ensure its safety during the landing on Mars. Set up a scenario where your Rover will be going down a slope to simulate the Martian rocky surface. How well does your design protect the Rover’s astronauts & help them navigate the Martian Terrain.

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Grade 6-8

Use the Engineering Design Process to design and build an advanced air mobility vehicle capable of transporting 4 passengers and 1 pilot at least 2 ft in the air and landing safely. Develop and use a model to predict how forces act on objects at a distance. Use non-algebraic mathematics and computational thinking to explain Newton’s laws of motion. Construct an explanation on how energy can be transferred from one energy store to another.

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Grade 8-12

In this challenge, students will pick one of three different project options. 1) Students will delve into the comprehensive world of life cycle analysis, specifically focusing on a dairy product. The goal is to create an informative overview of the product’s life cycle, highlighting key stages from materials sourcing to disposal, while incorporating examples of people, places, and products involved at each step. 2) Students will explore the intersection of energy engineering and milk production. The focus is on identifying a specific stage in the life cycle of milk where energy is created, transformed, or consumed. Participants will then propose an invention, whether newly conceptualized or already existing, to enhance energy efficiency at this stage. The challenge concludes with the marketing of this energy-efficient product through a video, flyer, or blog. 3) Students will explore and highlight a specific STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) career in the dairy industry. The focus is on providing insights into the daily life of professionals in this field, the educational path required, and the STEM skills acquired in high school that are applied in the job. Students have the option to conduct an interview with someone in the chosen career and are tasked with creating a captivating “Day in the Life” commercial, flyer, or blog.

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