|Site:||High School Moodle|
|Course:||Mobile Transformation Lab|
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|Date:||Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 1:38 PM|
What are littleBits? Thy are color-coded Bits™ where each has a specific function (i.e.. motion, lights, sound, sensors, internet connectivity), and all the Bits snap together with magnets to make larger circuits. Building circuits is simple and intuitive, allowing students to create powerful, sophisticated electronics in a matter of seconds. With an ever-expanding library of Bits, educators and students can grow their collection and engage in increasingly complex projects as their understanding of the system and Bits grows.
LHSN does littleBits
Engineering + Art + Music!!!
Draw + Audio = Drawdio
Instructables Directions - http://www.instructables.com/id/Drawdio/
Directions to building your own Drawdio Musical Pencil! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4-Wl0W1004
The MaKeyMaKey is a two-sided circuit board. On the more simple, top side, the MaKey MaKey has 6-inputs: the up/down/left/right arrow keys, as well as the space bar and mouse left click:
Each of those inputs as well as the very important “Earth bar” are available in the form of what I like to call “alligator-bait” connectors. You’ll use the included alligator clip cables to clip right into the hole pairs. This will all be made much more clear in the next section. For now, let’s keep summarizing your MaKey MaKey.
It’s an invention kit that encourages people to find creative ways to interact with their computers, by using every day objects as a replacement for keyboards and mice. With the MaKey MaKey, you could replace your space key with a banana, use play-doh to move and click your mouse, or high-five your best friend to advance PowerPoint slides.
Sometimes following by example is the best way to learn. If you’re not sure where to start with the MaKey MaKey, give these examples a look-over. I hope they inspire you! If you want your project added to this list, post it in the comments below, or send us an email!
Lesson Focus - Conductivity
To obtain MakeyMakey order them from JoyLabz. This is an approved LISD vendor.
If you are an LISD Librarian contact Leah or Jody, and we will facilitate your collaborative lesson with a classroom teacher using MakeyMakey. We will supply the MakeyMakeys for a 1 transformative learning experience.
Introduction to Properties of Matter:
(ii) Elements are classified as metals, nonmetals, and metalloids based on their physical properties. The elements are divided into three groups on the Periodic Table. Each different substance usually has a different density, so density can be used as an identifying property. Therefore, calculating density aids classification of substances.
(6) Matter and energy. The student knows matter has physical properties that can be used for classification. The student is expected to:
(A) compare metals, non-metals, and metalloids using physical properties such as luster, conductivity, or malleability;
Essential Question:Students will understand the classification of elements as metals, non-metals and metalloids.
Transformation of Lesson using MakeyMakey
Before the Lesson
Trela Weesner, BMS Librarian
Learning is fun?
Liz Haas, photographer
For ages 4-adult
You don’t need to know how to code or wire to construct robots with Cubelets. Snap the robot blocks together and the magnetic faces do the rest. Every unique arrangement is a new robot with novel behaviors emerging from the construction. Invention made easy.
Getting Started Guide
Skills and Concepts:
In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties — by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into circuit designers.