Make your own laptop. Build the screen, battery, speaker and sound sensor. Learn to code art, music, games and more.
Kano Computer kit Complete is now available in store at your local @JBHiFi store
#backtohomeschool2018 Day 16 - Playtime - building with Legos is a popular playtime activity in our house. In addition we have access to an awesome Lego, coding, technology class center called Snapology. It’s fun for the kids to go and learn there. They often have evening “camps” which allow parents to get a bite to eat near by.
We had a fun Girl Scout outing to NASA JPL this morning and learned about different Mars rovers, including seeing the replica of the Curiosity Rover.
Fun Fact: the Curiosity rover was named by a 11 year old girl named Clara who won the essay contest NASA held to name its next Mars rover in 2012! Curiosity was designed to determine Mars’ “habitability.” It was a fun & educational experience for our girls today & we hope this will encourage & develop their interest in STEM fields!
3, 2, 1...BLAST OFF! The Junior School girls got a real treat at lunch time today as they watched our very own scientist, Mr Mac, launching rockets, making volcanic explosions and turning water into different types of drinks! #LoretoScienceWeek#STEMatLoreto#STEMEducation
Grade 4s programming games by coding loops on scratch 🦆 💻
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We completed our first writing sample! They listened to a read aloud about elephants 🐘, then they had to write about what they learned from the text. I use these to see how much they can do coming in, and what I still need to teach. .
This little miss is already doing excellent. I can’t wait to see how her writing transforms throughout the year!
Sometimes I actually get to take a break from diapers and dog chasing to go to work - and on days like today, I remember how much I love what I do! Great times with #H5datacenters supporting
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On Monday we walked Joe into camp at MIT as a family. I cannot tell you how excited I was for him to get to learn in these classrooms and to see the dreams coming into reality on this campus. As per the Joe way his excitement is very mellow, although he did explain everything to us after camp. It is now the end of day 3 and he is sure he wants a lab coat and parts to build a robot to make a change. He is unsure what the robot will do to make a change at this moment. I encourage anyone with a child who has a passion to run with it! You will go places and watch them grow in ways you couldn't even imagine.
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National Science week started off with some liquid nitrogen at our Game Changers and Change Makers event at Newport Community Hub yesterday.
Four presenters astrophysicist Dr. Letizia Sammut , cognitive Neuroscientist Dr. Anita Goh, physicist and philosopher Dr. Pip Wright and geneticist and lecturer Dr Kiri Beilby spoke about their careers in science and how they got to where they are now.
After discussing why they do what they do, they spoke about their upcoming expedition to Antarctica as part of the Homeward Bound program. This led them to talking about boats and buoyancy, and the students were challenged to each build a boat that floats using only one piece of 30cm aluminium foil that could hold marbles. 🚢
Each table chose one boat to represent the team to participate in the final competition. The first session winning boat managed to stay afloat with 58 marbles, whilst the second session winning boat took on 117 marbles! 🔬
A great celebration of National Science Week, and a wonderful celebration of women in STEM industries.
😱WE HAVE BLUE, RED, GREEN and YELLOW HONEY!!!! ...jk, this is NOT actual honey🍯. Right now we’re in what we call the “dearth”. The dearth is the late part of the summer ☀️where there is really nothing blooming in nature. This is always a very though time of year for the bees🐝 because there just aren’t any natural food sources available✖️. Studies show bees will always prioritize a natural nectar source over a synthetic source, however when nothing is blooming, the bees will start looking for food in some more “creative” places like trash cans, sugary drinks🥤, baseball stadiums and more! If you think about it, this is really the only time of year you see bees, hornets, and wasps in an atmosphere that can be a nuisance to the community🤷🏼♀️. So while this nectar LOOKS like our bees have found a SUPER RARE floral source🌸....they’ve actually probably found some cotton candy🍭, blue slushees, coke and more!!! Be kind to your pollinators this time of year if you see them out and about🦋. Remember they aren’t there to harass you or hurt you. They are just hungry and are searching for food to fill their starving bellies🐝🐞!!! It is always fun to see all the colors of the quirky “nectar” sources they’ve found though!❤️
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Working on our STEM space and getting ready for the new school year.
You choose who is in your circle, so fill it with people who bring positive, kind energy into your life! 💕
Spent this morning with my dear friend @topdogteaching in my design lab and my heart is full! We got to catch up, play with my puppy Wally and her sweet nephew, and talk dreams and plans about this upcoming year! Having such a sweet friend like Kayla just makes saying goodbye that much harder! Miss you already! 😘 .
The littlest green roof experts! Today our green roof hosted a group of bright young students from the @museumofcityny’s STEM summer program! The students learned all about our green roof and its inhabitants, capturing plenty of photos along the way. At the program’s end, these sustainability experts will design a mini urban space of their own! Thanks for for the visit, and please come back soon! 😊🐦📸🌳
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Check out the @heroglove and @litoutdoors Tammock! Both are local inventions being featured @nhmu on August 11th for the Science of Invention Festival!