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NTI STEM RECOMMENDATIONS FROM NKY MAKERSPACE
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FREE Coding Apps & Websites - Cumulative List Found HERE with age/grade recommendations!
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WEEK 6ActivityMaterials NeededResources/Guide
Video (If Applicable)
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MondayOption AUse an atlas to plan a tripAtlasRecommendations when using an atlasWhat is an atlas?Identify your starting point and your destination on the map before choosing a path. Mark both of these for easy reference!
Help to plan your next family vacation, or the vacation you would like to have! Map it out and record the mileage and path you will need to take!
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Option BAlien Name ArtPaper, coloring utensilsGuide to Alien Name Art - Symmetry focused!Name Alien VideoHave fun! Make an entire family of characters!
Instead of using aliens, create your own designs or characters. Write a narrative story to give personality to your character!
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TuesdayOption ADesign & make mini-boats that floatAny material around the house that will float!Many examples of mini-boatsExamples of BoatsRemember your Engineering Design Process. Don't forget to test your product and reflect on it before iterating!
Test your boat in a nearby creek, lake, or body of water. Be sure to have a parent/adult with you! Can you find a way to power this boat with a rubber band?
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Option BMake art using leavesLeaves, colored pencils or coloring utensils, paperMany examples of leaf art!Parrot Leaf Art (Remember, this is only 1 way to create art from leaves!)Leaf art can take a variety of forms. Try leaf tracing, creating leaf characters, and anything else you can think of!
How many different ways can you use leaves for art? Try multiple strategies!
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WednesdayOption AFix a bicyclebicycle, maybe some tools around the garageParts of a bicycleRepairs to AVOID :)Ask an adult for help first.
Try fixing other things around the house too! Record what tools you use, and create an instructional guide for how to use the tools!
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Option BLook at the stars & identify constellationsYour eyes!Planets for Kids GuideConstellation Crash CourseFInd a place that is safe, but is also away from extra lights from your house or the city. The darker the place, the easier it is to see the stars!
Write a guide for how to find each constellation and draw what it looks like. Can you discover why it was named?
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ThursdayOption APlant some seeds & record their growthSeeds & soil. Water.Growing plantsHow does a seed become a plant?Use whatever kind of seed or bean you have at home! You do not need to purchase seeds to grow something!
Additional resources here, with more links for extending this! Be sure to create a chart to log your growth each week!
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Option BTake pictures of the shapes in your houseDevice that takes picturesn/an/aThink abstractly! This doesn't have to be obvious!
Print the photos and create a "shape collage!"
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FridayOption ALearn to identify trees by their leaves/barkEyes! Reference guideTree Identification Guess that Tree!Keep a journal or log to document the trees you find. Draw a picture and label each one so you can remember where they are!
Draw and label a map of where to find the various types of trees near your house. Share this with a friend!
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Option BMake a lava lampOil, water, food coloring, bottle with lidHow to make a lava lampMaking a Lava Lamp at HomeIf you plan to keep the lava lamp, we recommend you GLUE the lid on top to keep it sealed really well!
Make this a lab. Try using warm water versius cool water. Document the changes, what works best, and why!
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