STEM Chat 11/18/2020 Paper Geometry #STEM #STEMKids #Education
In our second episode of STEM Chat, Diana and I are heading straight into the creative world of math with our Paper Geometry theme. We are both huge fans of origami and show you how we are bringing origami into play with our kids. We both participated in the Origami USA Un-Convention that was held virtually this summer. Even though the live conference is over, you can buy access to the workshop videos. We discuss and show the Star Flower Modular that was taught by Robert Lang, a prominent American physicist and origami artist.
For kids who like to cut paper, we explore paper prism animals with a paper lion made by my own daughter. We also chat with Terri Selting David, author of the Renegade Spy Project (see book review here) and co-founder of the Renegade Girls Tinkering Club in San Francisco. Included in this episode is just a clip and the full interview will be up later this week. Everything we mention in the episode is linked in the You Tube page for our episode. If you missed our first episode, you can find it in our playlist. Follow us on our new Instagram account to see what we are working on for the next episode. Thanks for watching!
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.