Tech Connect: LittleBits wraps up
Tech Connect: LittleBits students have spent the last several weeks completing projects while learning about circuits, the difference between input and output, and the importance of sequence. LittleBits are electronic, magnetic building blocks that have various functions. The kids have had a lot of fun using the LittleBits to problem solve how to move paper balls from one square to another and how to increase the hauling capacity of a Lego cart attached to a LittleBits car. They learned the importance of sequence as they created a working ‘smart’ flashlight.
We also incorporated art by creating a spinning monster. There were a lot of giggles as they watched their creations spin around and around. One of our loudest sessions involved creating a throwing arm from LittleBits. Figuring out how to throw paper around using technology was really fun!
At our last session we went all out and created a Bubble Blower. The kids worked together to create the LittleBits circuit that would enable them to blow bubbles. Is there anything more fun than seeing how big you can get your bubble to be? These 8-14 year olds found one thing more exciting–popping the bubbles!
Overall, everyone had a lot of fun and learned a lot as we wrapped up our 7-week Tech Connect. The library will have more tech opportunities this summer so be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date.