SimQuest. STEAM Camp: How to Make a Magnetic Field Sensory Bottle. 100 Engineering Projects For Kids - The Homeschool Scientist. Robotics Activities. STEM Challenges on a Budget - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls. Paper Circuit: Light-Up Origami Bat. Inchworm: a littleBits Project by superyummywonton. STEP 1 : Construct the body.
The inchworm blank should stand upright on its own when folded. Cut a rectangular strip of cardboard to about 3 x 11 inches. Fold the strip in half "hamburger" style. Then, fold both ends to create the inchworm's feet. They should be about 2 inches long. STEP 2 : Attach the skeleton. Taping bamboo skewers to the cardboard will make it more rigid. Cut widthwise slits on the inchworm's body. STEP 3 : Mount the servo bit. The servo arm should be centered on the inchworm's body. Cut a lengthwise rectangular slot on the inchworm's body with enough clearance for a rotating servo arm – about 0.5 x 2 inches should work. STEP 4 : Reinforce the servo area. Cutting a slot in the cardboard weakens the material, but it can be reinforced with extra bamboo skewers. Because the servo bits are powerful enough to bend cardboard, we'll need to reinforce the servo area with extra bamboo skewers and tape.
STEP 5 : Link the servo to the inchworm's body. Congratulations! Developed by the Museum of Science, Boston. Ruote e ingranaggi - Informazioni. Ruote e ingranaggi Autori Ferdinando Arzarello, Patrizia Casella, Franca Pretelli, Ketty Savioli Referente Scientifico Ferdinando Arzarello Gruppo di progetto Referente di progetto - Massimiliano Naldini Referente della produzione - Francesca De Santis Progettazione del format - Massimiliano Naldini, Francesca De Santis, Rachele Borgi Redazione - Francesca De Santis, Federica Benerecetti, Rachele Borgi, Micol Chiarantini, Laura Messini Progettazione interfaccia template - Francesco Mugnai Sviluppo multimediale Caterina Cirri Questo prodotto multimediale è stato realizzato nel 2014 da INDIRE con i fondi del Progetto PON Matematica (M@t.abel), codice B-10-FSE-2010-3, cofinanziato dal Fondo Sociale Europeo.
Tinkering and Technology – Sylvia Libow Martinez. Before this all slips my mind, I wanted to post some thoughts about the conversation I led at Educon 2.2 last weekend called Tinkering Towards Technology Fluency.
I had a few slides prepared, and a general list of things I thought would be interesting to discuss, and some questions in case there was a lot of deadly silence. Well, that didn’t happen! What happened was that we had a really interesting conversation, which wandered a bit but no one seemed to mind. That’s the cool part about Educon, the conversations are the point. I learned as much from everyone there as I hope they learned from some of the things I shared. What I’d like to do here is provide a short skim through the topics I brought to the session.
This is such a rich area for two main reasons: Unstructured time is undervalued by School.Tinkering supports technology and technology supports tinkering. Random thoughts in no particular order: Tinkering is social Yes, there is the stereotype of the lone tinkerer in his basement. 10 Essential STEM Teaching Practices. Many of my middle school students were natural scientists.
They loved to explore, invent, build, figure things out and be actively engaged in their learning. While they would tolerate working with a fake scenario (“A space alien has just landed and . . .”) they were most engaged when dealing with problems that real scientists and engineers were working on. Environmental issues were among their favorites; they wanted to make the world a better place.
That’s reason enough to be a STEM advocate! Kids need a place where they can get together to learn how to approach and solve problems they care about. Looking beyond the 3 R’s, in today’s connected world students must become proficient in the 4 C’s: Creativity, Critical thinking, Collaboration and Communication. Students in Flux Few teachers would dispute that students are changing and the world is changing. 10 Essential STEM Teaching Practices.