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Geo Map » Show What You Know with Media. A Geo-Map media project can include text, hyperlinks, images, and videos connected to locations on virtual maps. Geo-Map projects can provide windows into events, concepts, places and stories which join disparate media elements into a cohesive digital narrative. Initial Setup Create web accounts on the websites you plan to use in your project.Download software (if required) you’ll use for your project. Ongoing Use Plan your project with a storyboard and script.Collect media artifacts you want to include in your project.Create your Geo-Map and share it. Google Maps (new & updated)Mapstory (web-based)Google EarthMeographExhibitThinglink (web-based)ARIS (location-based gaming)ThinklinkTripline (iOS apps & mobile website)iTouchMap (lat / long calculator)GeoCommons Many of the other “mapping media” project tools can be used and integrated into a Geo-Map project.

EXAMPLES (educator-created) EXAMPLES (student-created) Milk carton wallet - English. Kids' Video Library | Lowe's Canada. Man Crafts: zoetrope from coffee can. A zoetrope is a classic toy which, when spun, delivers the illusion of animation. The construction is simple and the results are always fun to watch. Zoetropes work by using a cylinder with vertical slits cut along the top edge and a band of sequential drawings/photographs placed inside the cylinder.

When the cylinder is spun the viewer looks at the images inside the cylinder through the vertical slots, resulting in each image blurring together in rapid succession creating the illusion of motion. With this easy to make and fun device you can make your own looping animations, regardless of your artistic abilities. Project Estimate Total: less than $1.00 Start with an empty cardboard coffee can. Flip the bottom of the can upside down and mark the centre. Once the centre is determined, use the push pin to puncture a small opening in the centre of the can. Time to plan out the images which will form the animation. The more frames you have in your band the smoother your animation will appear. MSI - Online Activities - Grow a Garden in a Glove. Step 1 of 6: Here's the Materials You'll Need: Plastic glovePermanent markerFive types of seedsCotton ballsWaterPipe cleanerScissorsSoilSmall cups Step 2 of 6: Use a marker to write the name of the seeds on each of the glove's fingers.

Write one seed type per finger. Step 3 of 6: Dip the cotton balls in water and wring them out. Step 4 of 6: Put two or three seeds of the same type into each cotton ball. Step 5 of 6: Blow a small amount of air into the plastic glove and close it with a pipe cleaner. Step 6 of 6: Each seed contains a baby plant that will start to grow under the right conditions. Key Terms Defined Germination The stage of growth when a plant root sprouts from the outer seed covering © 2014 Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago – All rights reserved. MSI - Online Activities - Identify Your Fingerprints. Step 1 of 9: Here's the Materials You'll Need: Non-toxic ink padLight-colored balloon (you also can use paper)Magnifying glass (optional) Step 2 of 9: Roll your finger from side to side in the ink pad. Step 3 of 9: Press your finger, flatly and firmly, on the deflated balloon. Step 4 of 9: Blow up the balloon. Step 5 of 9: Examine the ridges of your fingerprint, which has expanded on the balloon.

Step 6 of 9: The loop is the most common type of fingerprint. Step 7 of 9: In a whorl fingerprint, the ridges form a circular pattern. Step 8 of 9: Arch fingerprints have ridges that form a hill. Step 9 of 9: Make prints for all your fingers. . © 2014 Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago – All rights reserved. MSI - Online Activities - Make Slime. Step 1 of 6: Here's the Materials You'll Need: Borax (available in the laundry detergent aisle)Non-toxic white school glueWaterFood coloring (optional)StirrerMeasuring spoonsSmall container with lidPlastic cup Safety note: Borax is an irritant and should be kept out reach of children and pets.

While safe in diluted solutions, borax can be harmful if ingested. Step 2 of 6: Measure 1 teaspoon of borax and pour it into the small container. Step 3 of 6: Pour 3 tablespoons of water and 3 tablespoons of glue into the plastic cup. Step 4 of 6: If you would like colored slime, add a few drops of food coloring to the glue and water mixture and stir. Step 5 of 6: While stirring, slowly pour the borax solution into the glue solution. Step 6 of 6: White glue is loaded with long chain molecules that are called polymers. Try this: How does the texture of the slime change when you add less borax? Key Terms Defined Polymer Tiny molecules strung together in long, repeating chains Molecule. MSI - Online Activities - Build a Lever. Step 1 of 7: The load is the object you are trying to lift. It sits on the resistance arm of the lever. The effort is the force you use to push down on the lever to lift the load.

It’s applied to the effort arm of the lever. The resistance arm and the effort arm are separated by the fulcrum, the point where the lever pivots. Key Terms Defined Effort the force you use to push down on the lever Fulcrum The point where the lever pivots Load The object you are trying to lift Step 2 of 7: Here's the Materials You'll Need: Ruler (30 cm)PencilTape2 paper cupsA small rock or other weightHandful of pennies Step 3 of 7: Label one cup “Load” and the other cup “Effort.”

Step 4 of 7: Position the pencil underneath and perpendicular to the ruler, so the pencil crosses below the 5 cm line. Step 5 of 7: Place the rock in the “Load” cup. Step 6 of 7: Repeat Steps 5 through 7 with the pencil placed at 15 cm and 25 cm. How did the position of the fulcrum affect the number of pennies needed to lift the load? Step 7 of 7: Pin by Cristina Flanagan-Saunders on stem - swing!

MSI - Online Activities - Analyze Candy Using Chromatography. Step 1 of 9: Here's the Materials You'll Need: At least two kinds of candy-coated sweets (like M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces, Skittles) in the same color(brown works best) Coffee filters cut into 1” x 3” strips Toothpicks Small glasses Water Pen Key Terms Defined Chromatography A method for analyzing complex mixtures by separating them into the chemicals from which they are made. Step 2 of 9: An adult should complete steps 2 through 4 without letting the children see.

Step 3 of 9: Poke a toothpick through the top of the crime scene filter paper. Step 4 of 9: Add enough water to the cup so that it touches the bottom of the crime scene filter paper but does NOT touch the candy smudge. Step 5 of 9: The children can complete the following steps. Step 6 of 9: Dampen an M&M and make a smudge on the “A” coffee filter strip about a third of the way up. Step 7 of 9: Poke a toothpick through the top of the filter paper. Step 8 of 9: Remove the filter papers from the water and allow them to dry. Step 9 of 9: MSI - Online Activities - See the Colors in Leaves. Step 1 of 6: Here's the Materials You'll Need: Various types of leaves in different colorsSmall cupsCoffee filters cut into stripsNail polish removerPen Safety note: Nail polish remover is flammable; do not use near heat.

It also is harmful if ingested. Key Terms Defined Chromatography A method for analyzing complex mixtures by separating them into the chemicals from which they are made. Step 2 of 6: Tear each leaf into small pieces. Step 3 of 6: Pour enough nail polish remover into the cups to just cover the pieces of leaves. Step 4 of 6: Label each coffee filter with the original color of the leaf.

Step 5 of 6: Take the filter paper from the cup and let it dry. Step 6 of 6: Plant pigments play an important role in capturing light for photosynthesis. In the fall, trees prepare for winter by shutting down photosynthesis. Pigment The coloring in the tissue of plants © 2014 Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago – All rights reserved.

MSI - Online Activities - Make a Comeback Can. Step 1 of 7: Here's the Materials You'll Need: Empty can with a lid (like a coffee, oatmeal or paint can)Twist tie or short pipe cleanerHex nutLarge rubber bandScissors Step 2 of 7: Punch two holes in the lid and the bottom of the can. Cut the rubber band once so it is one long strip. Thread the rubber band through the holes in the bottom of the can so that both ends are inside the can. Step 3 of 7: Stretch the ends of the rubber band through the holes on the lid of the can. Step 4 of 7: Wrap the pipe cleaner (or twist tie) around the hex nut. Step 5 of 7: As you hold the lid away from the can (a partner can help), wrap each "bunny ear" around one of the rubber bands that runs through the inside of the can.

Step 6 of 7: Place the can on the floor and gently roll it away from you. Step 7 of 7: To understand how the comeback can works, you have to understand energy. When you push the can, you give it kinetic energy and it moves away from you. Key Terms Defined Kinetic energy Energy from motion. Activity Detail. What You'll Need 8 strawsScisscorsRulerMasking tapePen or marker What to Do Measure and cut the straws into these lengths: 19.5 centimeters, 17.0 cm, 15.5 cm, 14.5 cm, 13.0 cm, 11.5 cm, 10.0 cm, 9.5 cm. Label the longest straw #1, the next longest straw #2, and so on. The smallest straw should be labeled #8. Hold the pan pipe vertically below your lips.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star11 55 66 5 44 33 22 155 44 33 2 55 44 33 211 55 66 5 44 33 22 1 Jingle Bells333 333 35123444 4433 3355421 Mary Had a Little Lamb3212333 222 3553212333 322321 What's Happening? As you blow across a straw, the air in the straw vibrates. Activity Detail. What You'll Need Paper cup Pencil String Scissors Paper clip Water What to Do Use a pencil to poke a hole in the bottom of the cup. Cut a piece of string about a foot long. Tie one end to the paper clip. Get the string wet in water.

Pull the string through the hole in the cup. What's Happening? The water helps your fingers move down the string, but there is still some friction. Activity Detail. DESIGN SQUAD NATION . Build | Glow Sticks. DESIGN SQUAD NATION . Build | Treasure Grab. Make a Bouncing Polymer Ball - Fun Science Project. Introduction Balls have been toys practically forever, but the bouncing ball is a more recent innovation. Bouncing balls were originally made of natural rubber, though now bouncing balls can be made of plastics and other polymers or even treated leather. You can use chemistry to make your own bouncing ball. Once you understand the basic technique, you can alter the recipe for the ball to see how the chemical composition affects the bounciness of the ball, as well as other characteristics.

The bouncing ball in this activity is made from a polymer. Polymers are molecules made up of repeating chemical units. Glue contains the polymer polyvinyl acetate (PVA), which cross-links to itself when reacted with borax. Bouncing Polymer Ball Materials Here's a list of materials you need to gather to make bouncing polymer balls: Let's make bouncing polymers balls... Polymer Projects Make Gelatin PlasticMake Plastic from MilkSlime RecipesMake Plastic Sulfur Plastics and Polymers.

Recycled Kaleidoscope. Step #1: PrevNext Remove all the raised edges from 1 half of the CD case, to get a flat piece of plastic. It’s easy to cut the plastic, if you’re careful. Score along the inside edges of the CD case with an X-Acto knife, running it along each edge about 6–8 times. This will weaken the plastic. Then snap the ends off with your fingers. Step #3: Form an equilateral triangle shape (technically a prism) with the 3 strips of plastic. Step #4: Cut a piece of black paper or foam that’s the length of the triangular prism tube and wide enough to wrap around it completely, with a little overlap.

Step #5: Measure and cut the pencil to the length of the prism tube plus enough to let the eraser hang over the edge. Step #6: Use electrical, cloth, or foam tape to tape the pencil tightly to the middle of one of the flat sides of the tube, running parallel along the outside. Step #7: Glue beads and treasures to the yogurt lid with craft glue. Step #8: Step #9: That’s it. DESIGN SQUAD NATION . Build | Robo Wheel. Inflatable Sculpture: Design Squad. How to Make a Gravity Puzzle (Brain Game) MSI - Online Activities - Read Without Seeing. Step 1 of 4: Here's the Materials You'll Need: PaperDried peas or beans, or small beadsGlueBraille chart (PDF) Step 2 of 4: Decide what you are going to write.

Start with something simple, like your name, before trying to write something longer. Use the Braille chart to find the letters you need. Step 3 of 4: Switch Braille writing with someone else, close your eyes and try to read the paper only using your fingers. Step 4 of 4: Braille is a system of raised dots that is read with the fingers. . © 2014 Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago – All rights reserved. 20/20 Vision - Activity. Summary Students determine their own eyesight and calculate the average eyesight value for the class. They learn about technologies to enhance eyesight and how engineers play an important role in the development of these technologies.

Engineering Connection Engineers have created eye devices for people who have vision difficulties, including glasses and LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgery equipment. Electrical engineers have applied their understanding of the eye to create microchips that can be implanted into the back of the eye. The microchip works as a light sensor for people whose natural light sensor does not work. Educational Standards Each TeachEngineering lesson or activity is correlated to one or more K-12 science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) educational standards.

All 100,000+ K-12 STEM standards covered in TeachEngineering are collected, maintained and packaged by the Achievement Standard Network (ASN), a project of JES & Co. Learning Objectives. Able Sports - Activity. Folding.pdf. Easy%20to%20build%20spectroscope.pdf. One-Hour CoasterBot.