Spy Science: Operation STEM

"Tech Ops...come in Tech Ops." A field agent is in trouble and needs help. Students play the role of Technical Operations Officers (Tech Ops) supporting an agent in her secret mission. First, with basic electronics, everyday objects, and some creativity, students are challenged to create a signaling device. Then, they must decrypt a secret message and finally devise an exfiltration plan using geospatial analysis.

Science & Technology | Math | Decision Making/Conflict Resolution

Available as a Virtual Field Trip

Key Concepts and Skills:

  • Materials Science/Technological Innovation: understanding the physical characteristics of materials and their potential in solving a spy challenge
  • Mathematics: frequency analysis

Critical Intel

10 - 60 students

Grades: 4-7

45 Minutes