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’ Command Center
Tomás is master of his domain in the computer lab! He's using his school's wireless Internet connection to send commands to his pet, Robodog! A wireless signal is a powerful thing: It can be used in many ways, which means you probably rely on wireless technology more than you realize (for example, when downloading things from the Internet). Nowadays, you can do things like record a video and send it to your friends as you are recording it, power the lights in your house with your phone (from miles away), and yes...even send a robot out to get you a midafternoon snack.
Think about it!
It seems like these days, as long as it has an on/off switch, anything can be controlled wirelessly. Think: what would be something really cool that you could control wirelessly? How would you use it?