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IF STEM: 21st Century Citizen & STEM/Tech-Entrepreneur Bundle

IF STEM: 21st Century Citizen & STEM/Tech-Entrepreneur Bundle

Access to all 21 courses offered by The IF Academy Virtual STEM Academy. This level of access has the best value for families with different interests in STEM. The courses can be accessed anywhere internet service is available and has hundreds of hours of activities and training so your family can become a group of STEM/Tech-Entrepreneurs!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Basics of Blender, an industry-level 3D modeling and animation software
  • Design 3D characters, objects, and landscapes
  • Animate objects with a variety of motions
  • Import your 3D creations into the Blender game engine
  • Basics of Blender, an industry-level 3D modeling and animation software
  • How to use photos as a scale to create 3D models
  • Real-world 3D-printing applications
  • How to print your own custom 3D model
  • How to use the Industry standard raster and vector design software, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • How to use tools to alter or enhance old and new photos
  • How to combine multiple images into one
  • How to evaluate real vs. Photoshop altered images
  • The laws governing drone flight
  • How to fly a drone safely
  • Video editing skills using Adobe Rush
  • How you can make money using drones
  • Adobe Premiere Pro, a widely used and robust video editing software
  • Techniques to optimize your audio, lighting, digital workflow
  • Techniques for drawing figures using basic shapes
  • How to turn drawings into computer images
  • A new simple animation software called Frames
  • Storytelling techniques/strategies to engage audiences
  • The video production process from concept to a final product
  • Entrepreneurial processes of creativity and problem-solving
  • How to earn and manage your own money
  • The basics of building a business
  • Stories of other enTREPreneurs
  • What it takes to think and act like an innovator
  • The innovation process in gathering ideas from the real-world
  • How to build your own prototypes to showcase to your family, friends, and the community
  • The skills and tools you can use for the rest of your life in any career you pursue
  • How to use the internet safely
  • The basics of Cyber Security
  • Computer hardware parts and what they do
  • How to program a simple video game
  • How to use the internet safely
  • The basics of Cyber Security
  • Computer hardware parts and what they do
  • How to program a simple video game
  • The ins and outs of the Audacity sound software
  • How to create and edit audio
  • How to add fun effects to music and voice tracks
  • How to navigate copyright and intellectual property
  • What makes a good game and story
  • How to program and design fun computer games
  • How to convert game files for mobile play (optional)
  • How to build multilevel games
  • The connection between science/engineering concepts to their everyday lives.
  • The connection between science/engineering concepts to their everyday lives through the construction of fun and engaging projects.
  • Basic robotic concepts and principles
  • Design process as engineer solutions to real-life challenges
  • Basic programming to make your robots move and interact with their environment
  • How to scale and create Minecraft textures
  • Solve basic engineering and mathematical problems using Minecraft blocks
  • Simulate real-life scenarios using Minecraft blocks
  • Apply STEAM concepts into the physical world
  • The different factors that affect the flight of rockets by modifying air rockets to see the effect on flight.
  • How to prepare their own Rocket Launch Missions by designing Launch Mission Patches/Banners and constructing/launching Estes model rockets.
  • How to use modes and settings on your camera
  • The types of lenses and which is best to use for certain situations
  • What and how to use aperture, shutter speed, ISO, manual mode, and white balance
  • How to effectively use focus, composition, and lighting
  • The basics of digital cameras and photography
  • The importance of color, light, rule of thirds, angles, and point of view
  • How to capture incredible moments
  • The history of photography
  • The basics of electricity and making circuits
  • How electricity and magnetism can be used to make each other move
  • What a magnetic field is and how the electricity in your home works
  • How series and parallel circuits affect electricity
  • How to apply important real-life financial principles
  • How to make informed decisions about personal finance
  • How to navigate savings and loans, credit, investments, and financial planning
  • What the stock market is and how to read a stock market graph

WHAT YOU’LL CREATE

  • Your own 3D characters
  • Your own 3D animations
  • Your own 3D objects
  • Your own 3D environments
  • Your very own 3D designs and objects
  • A custom-printed 3D model (printing service must be purchased separately)
  • Modified 3D objects from already made files
  • A personal portfolio of graphic design work
  • Your own images, logos, patterns, and icons for commercial and everyday use
  • Your own typeface
  • Any graphic you can imagine
  • Your own drone videos with music, narration, and special effects
  • A portfolio of unique video footage
  • A portfolio of awesome videos
  • Original content using a camera, tablet, or smartphone
  • Imagined ideas brought to life through video
  • A business plan uniquely suited for your own company
  • View sample projects
  • Spirograph drawings
  • Animated greeting cards
  • A paint program
  • A racing game
  • A maze adventure
    • Prototypes of solutions to problems you find
    • A pitch presentation for your ideas
    • A creative process routine that can be replicated in everyday life
    • A portfolio of your own photos utilizing various types of photography
      • Portrait
      • Landscape
      • Abstract
      • Macro
      • And more…
    • Your first portfolio using proper photography techniques
    • Your own photos for an online photo showcase
    • Beautiful portrait photography
    • Meaningful moments frozen in time
    • New characters from your imagination
    • Short animation clips from your character drawings
    • View sample projects
    • Simple circuits with lights and sounds using Elenco’s Snap Circuits Kits.
    • Electrical projects including a strobe light with music, a color-changing lighted fan, a motion detector, an airplane, and more.
    • A personal budget and cost analyses on buying vs. leasing, renting vs. buying
    • A research report on the costs of living and education
    • View sample projects
    • Games with levels, points, backgrounds, sounds, and more!
    • Your own library of games to play and share such as:
      • Ping!
      • Ice Breakers
      • Cat Burglar
      • Alien Attack
      • Pest Busters
      • Amazon Adventure
    • Your own original game from a large collection of custom assets
    • Fun and engaging projects such as the:
      • Spinning top
      • Seesaw
      • Raft
      • Car Launcher
      • and much more
    • Science/Engineering related projects such as the:
      • Fishing Rod
      • Hammer
      • Trundle Wheel
      • Letter Balance
      • And much more…
    • Creatively design your own creative robots, machines, and models and share them with others
    • View sample projects
    • A scaled papercraft Minecraft skin
    • Scaled drawings of a room of your choice and building it in Minecraft according to your drawing
    • Town management plan and implementation of your plan
    • Roller coasters, lemon batteries, electrical Redstone buildings, and more!!
    • Your owned graphic designed Mission Launch Patches
    • Various launch missions using:
      • Stomp Rockets
      • A home-made designed rocket
      • ESTES model rockets
      • And more…
    • Multiple mixed and mastered multitrack audio files
    • Your own portfolio of mixed-and-mastered music and voice tracks

    ASSOCIATED 21st-CENTURY SKILLS

    • Creativity & Collaboration
    • Critical & Systems Thinking
    • Design Thinking
    • Independence & Time Management
    • Self-Discipline & Problem-Solving
    • Spatial Reasoning
    • Attention to Detail
                          • Creativity & Communication
                          • Collaboration
                          • Spatial Reasoning
                          • Perseverance, resilience
                          • Time management and organization
                          • Initiative, Perseverance, and Problem-Solving
                          • Creativity & Innovation
                          • Problem-finding and Problem-solving
                          • Design and Prototype
                          • Perseverance, Initiative, Money management
                          • Collaboration & Adaptability
                          • Independence & Self-Confidence
                          • Integrity
                          • Time Management & Organization
                          • Communication & Critical Thinking
                          • Analytical thinking/Critical thinking
                          • Problem-Solving & Troubleshooting
                          • Communication & Organization

                          ASSOCIATED CAREERS

                          • Disney Animation Specialist
                          • Animation & Game Designer
                          • CAD & Software Engineer
                          • Manufacturing & Production
                          • Architecture & Construction
                          • Graphic Designer
                          • Graphic Design Entrepreneur
                          • Digital Content Producer
                          • Digital Concept Artist
                          • TV/Film Cinematography/Videographer
                          • Military: Surveillance and other applications
                          • Video, TV, or film producer
                          • Production Assistant/Director
                          • Video editor/Screen Writer
                          • Camera/Boom operator
                          • Agricultural/Energy Drone Pilot Surveyor/Inspector
                          • Drone Software/Electrical Engineer
                          • Software Engineer/Developer
                          • Video Game Programmer
                          • Data Analyst
                          • Web Developer
                          • Computer Programmer/Engineer
                          • Video Game Designer
                          • CyberSecurity
                          • Video Game Designer
                          • Director of Photography
                          • Own your own photography studio
                          • Scientific Photographer
                          • Photojournalist
                          • Director of Photography
                          • Art Director
                          • Comic Book Illustrator
                          • Forensic Illustrator
                          • Sketch Artist
                          • Industrial Designer
                          • Electrician/Technician
                          • Electrical Engineer
                          • Robotics & Automation
                          • Automobile Industry
                          • Construction Manager
                          • Financial Planner
                          • Risk Manager
                          • Finance Director
                          • App Developer
                          • Game Character Developer
                          • Storytelling Concept Designer
                          • Engineering – Robotics, Mechanical, Electrical, etc.
                          • Engineering – Automotive, Computer, Civil, etc.
                          • Architecture & Construction
                          • Record Producer
                          • Anything you want to do
                          • Business owner of your own company
                          • Engineering – Robotics, Mechanical, Electrical, etc.
                          • Engineering – Automotive, Computer, Civil, etc.
                          • Engineering – Automotive, Computer, Civil, etc.
                          • Engineering – Mechanical, Structural, Chemical, etc.
                          • Graphics & Software Engineer
                          • Project & Program Manager
                          • Rocket Research & Development
                          • Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering
                          • CAD specialist
                          • Project Engineer
                          • Digital Audio Editor
                          • Sound Engineer
                          • Audio Technician
                          • Radio Broadcast Technician

                          SYSTEM/EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

                                    • Audacity 2.0.3 (PC) or Audacity 2.3.2 or newer (Mac; *for MacOS Catalina, download 64-bit versions only)
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