20160607 Science Class科學課程: 探索乾冰的科學 & 動手做乾冰科學實驗 Introduction to Dry Ice Experiments
20160524 Science Class: Introduction to Apple/Carrot Peeling Machine Design Science with DIY Science Projects
Kids looked at how an automatic peeler works. They tried to make a model of a peeling machine. Most kids found that the motors they have used are not strong enough to support spinning the apply or the carrot. But there was a cute video of Nile's working!
After the science class, Owen took hom the magnifying glass and started making it into a pair of VRglass. I used it to watch a 360 VR clip and had a great time with it!
探索噴射推進的科學 & 動手設計製作噴射推進科學實驗作品 (Introduction to Jet Propulsion Science with DIY Jet Propulsion Science Projects)
Kids learned about oil and water separation. They also experiemented centrifuge force!
We talked about recycling and how to clean up the Earth. Kids made their own ocean cleanup device! 探討了如何保持地球的乾淨，和人類要如何多做回收再利用的一堂課，孩子還自己做了海洋垃圾回收器具!
In this week's coding class we discussed program threads and how Lego Mindstorms software allows kids to create multi-threaded programming. The kids finished building the Znap robot from instructions and then started programming it with only the rough outline that was written on the board as a guide. They need to use multiple loops, variables, and a new loop interrupt instruction.
這星期我們探討了電腦程式裡的multi-threading功能，利用Lego Mindstorms的程式設計軟體，孩子們練習了multiple loops, variables, 還有 loop interrupt。
In today's coding class, the kids started to build a new Znap robot from instructions. We also went over the pseudo-code for the program they will code.
In this week's coding class we wrote a color calibration program to ensure the EV3 color sensor always works in any light situation. We also ended up having a mini-science class discussing how reflective light affects color perception. If a blue toy is in a closed room with only a red light shining on it, what color does the toy look like?