Hummingbird Part 2

See also https://ahsmakerspace.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/making-robots-with-hummingbirds/

 

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Easy not-so-green green screen activity

Below is a cheap version of a green screen. This is a pin board with cloth draped over it. Colour just needs to contrast with what students are wearing. Students chose from a limited selection of photos relating to the Language being studied and made up a related pose e.g. propping up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Students were photographed against the cloth coloured screen and the photos downloaded where they could access them. Students used Word to remove the background from their photo and then Publisher to position their photo on the selected photo e.g. scene of Italy, and added text etc.This was used to make a postcard to practice Language writing; in this case Italian. Year 5 and 6 students managed this in very short time with limited instruction, so meant more time to focus on Language skills, with high engagement.

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8 STEM last lesson of design stage

Students made their version of a solar bottle light http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-SOLAR-BOTTLE-BULB/ We looked at the website, then students designed their own and tested it outside. Took one lesson in total.Was interesting to see the variation in designs.Students greatly enjoyed this activity. Will go over the science of this briefly next lesson http://physicsbuzz.physicscentral.com/2011/09/solar-bottle-superhero.html  and http://www.scienceinschool.org/2014/issue29/solar_bulb Also of interest http://www.scientiareview.org/pdfs/226.pdf  And here is the night time version http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/liter-of-lights-solar-powered-diy-lamp-made-from-a-plastic-bottle-is-transforming-lives-9993728.html

There are also some images below of revising scale with hands-on grid paper activity. Good quick video http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/media/1504070/it-s-all-a-matter-of-scale

 

 

 

Tinkercad

Some tinkercad resources:

Locket https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0LlWBc4_vDkR3p0LU9mR0VkMWs/view?usp=sharing

Saving and printing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0LlWBc4_vDkdnFLaWVuUnFBYUE/view?usp=sharing

Sizing guide https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0LlWBc4_vDkLWxlVzA1cU1NWVE/view?usp=sharing

Make name plate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7abt0IvSXE&index=2&list=PLxnBlY3ablCkVO3_fwYIbWzs0Hb9lpfgG

Setting up an account in tinkercad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf5kW6myGEs&list=PLxnBlY3ablCkVO3_fwYIbWzs0Hb9lpfgG&index=1

See lots of projects: https://www.thingiverse.com/

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