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DiscoverE Engineering

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HOW TO: Quick Start, Software Setup | Materials | Software | Troubleshooting Setup 1) Plug in USB Small side of USB cable plugs into MaKey MaKey, big side plugs into computer. 2) Close Popup Window Your computer may ask you to install drivers or do other setup. You can click cancel or close the window. 3) Connect to Earth Connect one end of an alligator clip to "Earth" on the bottom of the front side of MaKey MaKey. 4) Connect to Yourself Hold the metal part of the other end of the alligator clip between your fingers. 5) Connect to "Space" and Try It While you're still grounded, touch the round "Space" pad on the MaKey MaKey. I Luv MaKey MaKey 5) Play some MaKey MaKey drums! 6) Connect Stuff Now you can try making your own drums out of anything. Try Out Different Materials Make anything into a key! Conductive Materials Here are a few things to try: Most fruits and vegetables work great. Try Out Software MaKey MaKey works with any software that uses the keyboard or mouse. You can also try out interacting with:

The STEMAZing Project Project-Based Engineering for Kids Original, reliable, and fun collection of project-based engineering lessons for kids (and everyone!) Excited about making STEM project ideas accessible to everyone? Pledge on Patreon to keep the mission going. At the Educator tier, you can access lesson plans and more teaching resources! If you enjoy these projects, then check out my books Rubber Band Engineer and Duct Tape Engineer! These project-based lessons focus on basic principles of physics, structural, and mechanical engineering. All of the project plans in this collection are designed to be used in an after school enrichment setting, though you may use and modify these ideas for other not-for-profit purposes provided you cite The Workshop for Young Engineers. This is a growing and improving collection of lesson plans.

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites Making music with Scratch - Festive Edition - Making music with Scratch - Festive Edition In this introduction to programming, students will learn how to create music in Scratch. ​ ​Suggested time: 50 minsLearning Objectives:Understand and use sequence in an algorithmUnderstand and use iteration in an algorithm (FOR and WHILE loops)Curriculum Mapping:KS2:Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals; solve problems by breaking them into smaller parts. Making music with Scratch:The built-in music library in Scratch allows you to play music on your device through internal / external speakers or headphones.​To play a note we use the following command: Where 60 is the note (Middle C) and 0.5 is the duration. Did you recognise the tune Music too slow? Transcribing songs from sheet musicIf we want to re-create our favourite songs on our micro:bit, we first need a basic understanding of sheet music.Here’s a reminder of the most common notes used in a musical score:The Treble Clef Resources Sheet music:

Resources - Fun e-Textile oriented guide and additional projects to get you started in the fun world of sewable electronics. The guide outlines each concept with a simple project that students can complete to learn the concept. The Soft Circuits guide is the perfect place for beginners to learn the basics of e-textiles. The Soft Circuits guide was written by Emily Lovell at the High - Low Tech research group at M.I.T. Concepts covered include: Soft Circuits and what they areTroubleshooting Soft CircuitsA simple soft circuit switchOther types of switchesParallel circuitsMicrocontrollers

Educational Idea Sheets Idea Sheets are hands-on experience guides linked to core curriculum topics. Every Idea Sheet is cross-referenced to one or more of the curriculum subjects listed in the Content Standards. Use this Idea Sheets Search Tool to rapidly pinpoint activities that are perfectly suited to the grade level, subject area, and content standard you want to cover. Idea Sheets are based on readily-available, low-cost materials such as cardboard tubes, bottle caps, old CD's, etc. You can also Search Idea Sheets by Standards. For more information about RAFT resources matched to Girl Scout badges and Boy Scout activities in STEM see 1000 Wins Adding 3-digit numbers gets easier with this easy-to-learn and fun-to-play card game. 2-Tubaphones Make an instrument with an adjustable pitch to explore the science of sound waves and the art of music! This card game helps students learn to add numbers in their heads. 3D Topo Views 3D Tree 9 Digits in a 3x3 Matrix Abacus Primer Abacus Variations

WISE inquiry for science Using Kahoot! and others the way your brain craves Sure, you might think. I use Kahoot! and G Suite and others in the classroom all the time. They're great. But are you using them the way your brain wants you to use them? A growing body of research on brain science gives suggestions on how to teach and learn for maximum impact. The result: We use teaching strategies and tech tools without optimizing their use for the brain. So ... how can we do that? I brainstormed a list of brain-friendly ways to use various educational websites, digital tools and apps after an interview with Dr. As Pooja talked about how cognitive science findings could impact the classroom, I kept thinking, "There's a great tech tool for that!" These are also the same ideas that The Learning Scientists discuss on their site, in their blog, in their podcasts, etc. Here are some of those ideas with quick summaries of the brain science that inspired them: Retrieval practice I'm a huge fan of finding ways to incorporate retrieval into the classroom. Retrieve together. Here.

Kodu | Home What Is STEM? | STEMply amazing STEM Defined STEM is an interdisciplinary approach to learning that removes the traditional barriers separating the various disciplines and integrates them into rich, real-world, relevant learning experiences for students. STEM education attempts to transform the traditional teacher-centered classroom by encouraging a curriculum that is driven by problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and requiring students to actively engage a situation in order to find a solution. The acronym STEM refers to the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The four parts of STEM have been taught separately and often independently from one another for years. By adopting the STEM philosophy, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics all play an integral part in well-rounded instruction. The 4 Areas of STEM TECHNOLOGY LITERACY: the ability to use, manage, understand, and assess technology (International Technology and Engineering Association, 2007). Translation

Connect the Dots | STEM CAMP But first, they must embrace science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to build the skills that will serve as their tool set for the future. For that to happen, we must work together to ignite their curiosity and get them excited about STEM in their everyday lives. So we ask you to join us in connecting the dots between learning and life. Together, we can ignite the spark in students around the clock and around the world. While after-school learning and summer programs provide rich opportunities to keep students inspired beyond the classroom, we know that unequal access to these programs can contribute to disparities in student achievement. STEM Camp combines hands-on labs, engineering challenges, digital investigations, and more - all designed to immerse kids in the grand challenges of science set forth by the National Academy of Engineering.