Grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy our conversation with Terri about her organization, her book series and how she has seen first hand how kids have been learning STEM concepts through play. She never knew what we were doing for our Paper Geometry episode so it was nice to see that we were all on the same wavelength when it came to paper fun like origami and paper prism animals.
Terri is finishing up her second STEM novel in her book series and was nice enough to share with us a special project preview you can download and have your kids make. It’s perfect for making ornaments or beads for the upcoming holidays.
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.