STEM kit support materials

The MaxIQ STEM Starter Kits have been developed to support the Sustainable Development Goals, so you may find them referred to as SDG kits. The kit has the same components and CPU that will be used on the flight hardware, and all the components can be reused in future projects. For this participating in the challenge, kits have been distributed so that we may begin the workshops.

Getting started with your kit:
To build your kit and begin experimentation, follow this getting started guide video.
To get started with the Kibana dashboard you can watch this video.
To replace the original code onto your kit, follow this guide.

Support materials:
We continuously develop support materials, videos and experiments, and these are updated on this page. Each topic relates to at least one sustainable development goal as well as to how we apply this knowledge in space.

Teacher guides are aimed at a high school level, and should you like to receive these, please request them from judi at maxiq.space.

Topics covered

  • Properties of natural light - video tutorial and experiment, links to SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Comfort levels and heat index - video tutorial and experiment, links to SDG 3 Good Health and Wellbeing
  • IoT and remote sensing -  video tutorial and experiment, links to SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Data analysis and the scientific method - video tutorial and experiment, links to SDG 4 Quality Education
  • Electrical power, circuits and physical computing - video tutorial and experiment, links to SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Connectivity, communication, nature of waves - video tutorials and experiments, links to SDG 4 Quality Education
  • Our Earth in context of our solar system - solar eclipse - video tutorial and experiment using a data set collected during a total eclipse, links to SDG 15 Life on Land
  • Understanding our atmosphere, climate and weather - video tutorials and experiments, links to SDG 13 Climate Action and SDG 15 Life on Land
  • Data science and coding your kit - video tutorial and experiment, links to SDG 4 Quality Education

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