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Your Students can be “Makers”: 16 Projects Invented by Teachers. (This post was edited on 6/30/2015 to add a 17th project previously omitted.

Your Students can be “Makers”: 16 Projects Invented by Teachers

Be sure to scroll down to see that project!) New York City, The Big Apple, a global hub for innovation and invention from the Otis elevator through the MakerBot 3D printer… The perfect location for teachers to flex their own innovation and invention muscles at Design, Do, Discover 2015. In June 2014, I attended the second Design Do Discover conference at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, CA. This June, the third DDD was held at Marymount School in New York City. English Language Arts - Tinker Studio. Mechanics (Force & Motion) Search form Search Subject: Physics/Mechanics (Force & Motion) Balancing Ball Suspend a ball in a stream of air.

Mechanics (Force & Motion)

Steampunk robot: What an old toilet roll can teach your kids about science. Step 1 Take a toilet roll tube (tube A) and use a compass to draw a circle on one side (slightly smaller than the diameter of the tube).

Steampunk robot: What an old toilet roll can teach your kids about science

Draw another circle on the opposite side. Step 2. Project Library - Community Science Workshop Network. Activities. Ideas for learning about forces. Forces are all around us and affect everything we do, with that in mind we’ve put together a collection of ideas for learning about forces with something for everyone from preschoolers to grown ups.

Ideas for learning about forces.

Lets start with some basics. What is a force? Rosie educational resources - Andrea Beaty Children's Author. ANNOTATED LIST OF ACTIVITIES. Air Pressure and Dent Pullers In a classic physics demonstration in Germany in the 1650's, two metal hemispheres were placed together, forming a sphere, and the air was then evacuated from the sphere.

ANNOTATED LIST OF ACTIVITIES

The hemispheres were held together only by the force resulting from the air pressure exerted on their outside surface. This force was so large that two teams of horses could not pull them apart. Having two students attempt to pull apart a pair of inexpensive suction cup dent pullers available from an auto supply store will give a similar demonstration of the amazing effect of air pressure. Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry: About the Institute. Good science education requires both learning scientific concepts and developing scientific thinking skills.

Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry: About the Institute

Inquiry is an approach to learning that involves a process of exploring the natural or material world, and that leads to asking questions, making discoveries, and testing those discoveries in the search for new understanding. Inquiry, as it relates to science education, should mirror as closely as possible the enterprise of doing real science. Sticky Actuators. Making robots that move is not an easy task.

Sticky Actuators

Ontario Science Centre: Resources for Teachers. FUSE. Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom. Pescepollo - Lavoretti manuali con materiale riciclato, il robot. Living Education Instructables. E is for Explore! Invent to Learn Workshop Shopping List and Downloads. The following are some of our favorite things and stuff used in Invent To Learn workshops.

Invent to Learn Workshop Shopping List and Downloads

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Exploratorium's PIE scrapbook (table of contents) How to build your Modular Vibrating Robot. SparkTruck. Partnership Programs at The Tech. Automata. How to Do a Rube Goldberg Project and Not Lose Your Mind – STEAM-Powered Classroom. Creator's Studio - Intro. Kit-of-No-Parts. TRS Drawbot. Zeotrope. 7 Ways to Play The Cat's Cradle Game. Steps Method 1 of 7: The Cradle The Cat's Cradle Game Step 1.360p.mp4 00:00 00:04 00:04 spaceplay / pauseescstopffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster (latest Chrome and Safari)←→seek . seek to previous 12…6 seek to 10%, 20%, …60% 1Cut a length of string.

7 Ways to Play The Cat's Cradle Game

About 58 inches is standard. Home : Beyond the Chalkboard. Boston Children's Museum. Exploratorium : PIE Institute : Play Invent Explore. Science of Cooking: Food Science, Recipes & Projects. Hands On Science Activities for After School Play. LED Throwies. LED throwies consist of only a few inexpensive parts and can be made for ~$1.00 per Throwie.

LED Throwies

You can reference the parts list below or download the attached spreadsheet for more info on parts, part's numbers, vendors and application notes. Part: 10mm Diffused LED Vendor: HB Electronic Components Average cost: $0.20 avg per LED Notes: Cost reductions for larger quantities. Comes in red, blue, amber, white in both diffused and clear. Diffused works better than water clear for the Throwie application. Blinkybug (Maker Faire version) UPDATE: Blinkybug Kits, which include all the parts to make 4 bugs, are now available on Make Magazine's online Maker Store. Blinkybugs are small, eletro-mechanical insects that respond to stimulus such as movement, vibration, and air currents by blinking their LED eyes.

They're incredibly simple, yet have a certain lifelike quality. I've been making variations of these for a while now, and showing others how to make them at museums, fairs, workshops, etc. Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science. *Note - This is an Archived course* This is a past/archived course. At this time, you can only explore this course in a self-paced fashion. Certain features of this course may not be active, but many people enjoy watching the videos and working with the materials. PROJECTS. Sew Electric Sew Electric is a book of hands-on LilyPad Arduino tutorials that bring together craft, electronics, and programming.

The book walks you through the process of designing and making a series of quirky customizable projects including a sparkling bracelet, a glow in the dark bookmark, a fabric piano, and a monster that sings when you hold […] Circuit Stickers Circuit stickers are a new medium for making electronics. These thin, lightweight, flexible and sticky circuit boards allow us to craft electronic interactivity onto new spaces and interfaces such as books, clothing, walls, and even our bodies. Making_Things_Talk_PDF.pdf. Paper Generators: Harvesting Energy from Touching, Rubbing and Sliding. Disney Research, Pittsburgh We present a new energy harvesting technology that generates electrical energy from a user’s interactions with paper-like materials.

Science Museum of Minnesota - Shimmr Glittr. The Learning Technologies Center is an applied educational research and development center of the Science Museum of Minnesota. Our mission is to support informal science learning through creative and meaningful applications of classic and emerging technologies. The Tinkering Studio. Robot recipes: durable metal robot toys made with the cans from last night’s dinner #ArtTuesday.

November 4, 2014 AT 12:00 am Via B.Light Design. Every Tuesday is Art Tuesday here at Adafruit!