Making Rock Candy
Let's get creative in the kitchen! Making rock candy is super simple and requires only a few ingredients that you can find in your pantry. Let's get started!
Let's make rock candy together!
Here's a couple of quick lessons to help your students explore the key STEM pillars from home during lockdown.
Te Moana: A Series
During this period of remote learning, I have been working with Nature's Kai to formulate a series of lessons for students to explore te moana. We have even had Steve Hathaway from Young Ocean Explorers feature as an amazing guest in our orca lesson. Check out our series of seven sea lessons over on Nature's Kai Facebook and Instagram pages.
I have recorded a tutorial on how students can use the Micro:bit website to program a virtual Micro:bit online. It is an introductory lesson, suited to Year 3 upwards or classes with no experience using the Micro:bit. Students can use Microsoft MakeCode for micro:bit (microbit.org) to create their code.
Computational thinking unplugged
Looking for an unplugged activity to support computational thinking at home? Check out this unplugged lesson - Toybots. Students can use simple directional code to 'program' their toys to find home. During this period of remote learning, students can use chalk grids outside, pencil grids on paper or even the kitchen tiles to complete this task.
Video Lessons with Google meet
With the quick switch to online learning, I have recorded a short tutorial on how you can record your video lessons using Google Meet. The benefits of using this method include: