Join students Sophie, Tomás, Emma, and Marcus during Fifth Period! This STEM comic strip chronicles the exciting and often hilarious adventures of a close-knit group of four friends as they learn about science, technology, engineering, and math from their kooky, inspiring, off-the-wall science teacher, Mr. Kepler. When they're not in class, these kids love to explore the vast world of STEM on their own, launching weather balloons, programming computer games, and cataloging insects, sometimes with unpredictable and highly entertaining results!
Check back on the first and third Friday of every month for a new Fifth Period strip!
Tomás the Robot?
Where humans go, robots are soon to follow—sometimes they even get there first! Tomás is understandably jealous of robots—some, like the Mars and lunar rovers, have traversed miles and miles of extraterrestrial worlds, and have been doing so for decades. Scientists have been sending robotic instruments into places that people can’t currently go, whether it’s to space or the deepest depth of our oceans. So much of what we know about our world and beyond is thanks to robots!
The sky’s the limit for Tomás if he continues to mind-control Robodog…but he should probably make sure Robodog doesn’t wreak any more havoc with his human body.
Try it yourself!
Do you or your parents have the program Google Earth on a home computer? If so, you can actually "visit" the Moon, or Mars, and follow the same paths that astronauts and rovers did. If you don’t have Google Earth, get an adult to help you install it—it’s free!