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Fashion Circuit

You’ve probably heard of light-emitting diodes, a type of energy-efficient light. While they’re good for practical reasons—say, illuminating a room or a passageway—they can also add a little bling to clothing. To incorporate LEDs into your favorite accessories, you’ll start by creating a basic circuit from a battery, two pieces of wire, and an LED. You’ll then modify this circuit so that you can turn it on and off using fasteners like buttons, zippers, laces, hooks, and buckles. If you’re interested in trying this with a class or camp, check out the related links.

No Waffling on the Numbers

If you love waffles as much as we at Bedtime Math do, then you’ll love discovering how much math a waffle has to offer. In this video we show three games that you can play on your waffles. They’ll help you build speed with your math facts as well as your spatial skills. All you need is an appetite for waffles and for numbers.

 

Learn more at Science Friday.

One For All: A Natural Resources Game

Renewable resources are natural resources that naturally replenish themselves, such as fish and trees. Humans can use renewable resources again and again if we manage them properly. But if we don’t give these resources an opportunity to reproduce, we can exhaust them quickly, especially as our demand grows. The tragedy of the commons theory asserts that individuals acting in their own best interest may deplete a shared resource at the expense of the interests of the whole group.

Do you want to code a snowflake?

In the tutorial, female tech role models including Microsoft engineer Paola Mejia and app developing model Lyndsey Scott talk participants through basic programming concepts.Then the fun begins as new students write code to move Anna and Elsa around and etch patterns onto the ice. The program uses colorful, simplified blocks of code that snap together like virtual lego pieces.

Find out further at Mashable.

19 Spooky STEM Projects for Kiddos This Halloween

Access free Computer Science resources from code.org & Participate in the National Hour of Code

Computer science is a hot skill that is growing in demand in the workforce, & unfortunately, not many youth get to participate in computer science activities.

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Mastersindatascience.org provides a comprehensive guide to the growingfield of data science. The website features in-depth guides to how datascience is used in various industries, a comprehensive directory of datascience and related graduate degree programs, and more. The ultimate STEM guide is a resource to increase a child's interest inSTEM-related fields.

Code.org Lets Kids Develop Their Own Flappy Bird Game In 15 Minutes

The non-profit organization Code.org has created a tutorial called “Make Your Own Flappy Bird,” allowing students to practice writing code by learning how to make their own Flappy Bird Game in less than 20 minutes. With the tutorial, Code.org hopes to promote computer science education by showing that developing code can be very simple. Additionally, the tutorial allows students to explore their creativity by coding the game to have different rules, teaching them that with computer science, there are endless possibilities.

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National Water Information System: Mapper

Mapper allows users to locate and retrieve data from approximately 1.5 million active and inactive stream gauges sites in all 50 States. You can find current and historical data on stream flow (discharge), temperature, specific conductance, pH, nutrients, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds for steams throughout California. One can also find links to annual stream reports that date major flow changes to a stream and break the flow data accordingly, allowing students to graph and interpret the changes.

10 Best Virtual Fieldtrips

 

With the integration of technology in classrooms, educators have found that virtual field trips are beneficial. because they’re inexpensive and less time consuming.

Click here to see the 10 best virtual fieldtrips compiled by eSchool News.

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