Sort a day’s worth of trash from your home to make greener choices.
Your challenge: communicate with your family, without using your face or voice.
Hone your family’s engineering skills by building a better parachute!
Practice observations skills and learn to differentiate between different birds in your neighborhood.
- Learning Goal
- Workin’ It Out
- Episode 207: Workin' It Out
- Learn about bias and practice setting up and carrying out an experiment to make sure experiment results are accurate.
- Staying active is an important part of your overall health. Find out the best ways to keep your family active and having fun!
- Bird is the Word
- Episode 304: Feathered Friends
- Practice observations skills and learn to differentiate between different birds in your neighborhood.
- Birds are fascinating animals to watch, and it is fun to to learn how to identify them. Your family can use the same techniques to identify birds that scientists use.
- Waste Audit
- Episode 111: Going Green
- Better understand where trash goes; Decide what to reduce, reuse and recycle; Learn to chart your findings
- Sort a day's worth of trash from your home into different classes and graph what percentage can be recycled vs. true trash to make greener choices.
- Take it in Stride
- Episode 105: Horsing Around
- Learn the difference between step and stride; Measure lengths; Calculate average; Estimate larger distances without rulers
- Get your family stepping by measuring stride length, calculating everyone's average stride, and learn how to estimate distances without a ruler.
- Robot Body Language
- Episode 110: Robots to the Rescue!
- Brainstorming; Non-verbal communication skills
- Your challenge is to communicate an emotion to your family, like a robot, without using your face or voice.
- Parachute Parade
- Episode 102: Puppet Power
- Practice the experimenting skill of changing only one thing (or variable) at a time.
- Hone your family's engineering skills and create a parachute that helps a toy minifigure reach the ground slowly and safely!
- Grab & Go
- Episode 201: Aquabots
- Practice the engineering design cycle and the process and testing and redesigning.
- Robotic arms were developed to help with dangerous jobs such as heavy duty welding, painting, and lifting large equipment. Practice your engineering skills by building your own mechanical arm!
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