A World In Motion®
SAE's A World In Motion® (AWIM®) PreK-12 program brings STEM education to life with an inquiry-based learning experience. We combine practical, hands-on learning and mentorship to provide equitable access to STEM.

Primary Challenges (K-3)

Straw Rockets


Students design and build simple rockets.

Core concepts include Newton’s laws of motion, forces, and engineering design.

The Rocket Age Takes Off is a biography of Dr. Robert Goddard's journey as an inventor. Students learn about his early life and his trials to create the first liquid-fueled rocket.

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Making Music


Students investigate, design, and build musical instruments.

Core concepts include sound, longitudinal and transverse waves, pitch, and amplification.

Sleep Soundly at Beaver's Inn brings the concepts to life with a fictional story about nature sounds that help make different animals feel at home.

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Rolling Things

Students experiment with variable testing using cars and ramps.

Core concepts include potential and kinetic energy, mass, gravity, velocity, and momentum.

The Three Little Pigs Sledding Adventure explores how different sled materials affect the three pigs' ability to outfox the Big Bad Wolf, encouraging students to make connections with their own observations throughout the activities.

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Engineering Inspired by Nature


Students investigate seed dispersal and design and build flying toys.

Core concepts include Newton’s laws of motion, forces, and engineering design.

Once Upon a Time In the Woods is a tale about how trees in a crowded forest find some space for themselves, leading students to consider different reasons and methods for seed travel.

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Pinball Designer


Students design and build non-electronic pinball games.

Core concepts include gravity, potential and kinetic energy, inclined planes, and probability.

Malarkey and the Big Trap introduces students to the design process as a lazy cat attempts to catch a mouse.

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