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Invent to learn : making, tinkering, and engineering in the classroom. Reading Is Fundamental. Materials: cardboard egg carton, seeds (let your child choose a variety), soil, water, markers,...

Reading Is Fundamental

See This Activity Materials: plastic cups (short and tall), paper towel tubes, cereal boxes, oatmeal containers,... See This Activity What if you lived on the moon? What kind of house would you need? Try this little magic math game to find out someone’s age! Materials: notebook, pencil Check out a book from the library about bugs. Materials: measuring tape, sidewalk chalk, picture of sea creature Choose a large sea creature;... The 10 Best STEM Resources. By Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer.

The 10 Best STEM Resources

Minecraft Map of Alberta Tour. ISTE: International Society for Technology in Education. StudyJams! Interactive Math and Science Activities. Through real world examples presented in a multimedia format that kids enjoy, StudyJams!

StudyJams! Interactive Math and Science Activities

Helps students understand the underlying concepts of math and science so they are better able to solve individual problems. StudyJams! Are: Targeted and grade-appropriate StudyJams! Is a great tool to complement your existing lesson plans and teach students using material that’s grade-appropriate. StudyJams! Math: What Is Covered in Each Topic Addition and Subtraction Algebra Data Analysis Decimals and Percents Fractions Geometry Measurement Multiplication and Division Numbers Probability Problem Solving Science: What Is Covered in Each Topic Animals Ecosystems.

Sylvia's DIY webshow on everything cool and worth Making. Microcontroller Kit. Adafruit. July 27, 2016 AT 5:00 am This Tech Shirt Will Make You Hate Smoking and You’ll Love It @TheTechbrarian #WearableWednesday — by Leslie Birch.

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Howtoons. Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share. Scratch Jr. Activities Each of these activities gives you a quick way to learn how to do new things with ScratchJr.

Scratch Jr.

They are listed here in order of simplest to hardest, but feel free to play around in any order you'd like! Watch this video for a brief introduction to ScratchJr's interface... See more Pick a background and a character, and use a motion block to make a car drive across the city... Use the speed block to speed up or slow down a character... Learn how to make a character disappear... Learn how to add a new page to change scene... Make multiple characters with their own scripts... Learn how to use the repeat block to dribble a basketball...

Hopscotch - Make your own game. Learn to code. Spark, Internet of Things teaching kit. 5 Construction Challenges for Kids. This is a sponsored post.

5 Construction Challenges for Kids

A construction based challenge can be an excellent project for encouraging children to think creatively, to solve problems and to express their own ideas using a range of practical materials. Construction challenges provide a fabulous platform for the development of a range of important study, work and life skills, including; InventivenessProblem solvingCreative thinkingConsideration of the legitimacy and relevance of sources of informationPerseverance, motivation and the ability to overcome disappointmentEvaluation, editing and revisionAnalytical thinkingUse of a range of real life tools Choosing a Construction Challenge for Kids To choose an appropriate challenge-based activity for children, first consider; What sort of challenge will be of most interest and relevance to the child and/or group of children and their interests.

Begin each challenge by talking about the problem and identifying what needs to be resolved.Brainstorm a list of challenge solutions. 1. Book Invention through Form & Function Analogy. Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for FabLabs and Makerspaces. Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for FabLabs and Makerspaces Edited by Paulo Blikstein, Sylvia Libow Martinez, Heather Allen Pang Project ideas, articles, best practices, and assessment strategies from educators at the forefront of making and experiential education.

Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for FabLabs and Makerspaces

Meaningful Making is available for free as a downloadable PDF, or in print at major online retailers. Proceeds of the print edition will be used to fund FabLearn Fellow activities. Download link Print edition: Amazon | Barnes & Noble About this book A learning revolution is in the making around the world. In this book, the 2014–2015 FabLearn Fellows share inspirational ideas from their learning spaces, assessment strategies and recommended projects across a broad range of age levels.

Print book ISBN: 978-0- 9891511-9-1 e-book ISBN: 978-0- 9891511-2- 2 Print version available from Amazon.com and major online retailers worldwide. Contact the publisher for volume and bookstore orders. Building STEAM Skills with Hands-On Activity Collections. By Cody Coltharp, Digital Interactive Designer, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access When I work with teachers around the country demonstrating the Learning Lab, many have mentioned the challenge of integrating technology in ways that are both engaging and easy to implement in a classroom environment.

Building STEAM Skills with Hands-On Activity Collections

In response, I've created six "activity collections," which are teaching collections that combine Smithsonian digital resources with fun hands-on activities to develop STEAM skills: All six activities include lesson plans containing materials lists, step-by-step facilitation instruction, and ideas for scaling the activities up or down. The STEAM activities and facilitators' guides are available at the links above for anyone interested in replicating or adapting the lessons in their own school or in an after-school program. Lab4U Smartphone Apps.