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31December

Dream Big

What better way to start the New Year than by thinking about your goals and dreams! When coming up with dreams and goals, we not only need to think big, but also think about the steps it will take to get there. Explore the exciting possibilities of your future as you make a puzzle to piece together your goals and dreams. Then, write a letter to yourself to remember your goals and dreams later on!

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30December

National Baking Soda Day

Lava Flow

Have a blast exploring volcanic eruptions! Create your own volcano and watch the 'lava' flow. Try this experiment several times and change variables to see if you can get different results.

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29December

Jumping Jack Bee

Explore the physical characteristics of a bee, dragonfly, or butterfly as you engineer a simple machine to make your insect’s wings move up and down as if it were flying.

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Download and print your bug template here: http://media2.handmadecharlotte.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/template.pdf


*Activity courtesy of Handmade Charlotte

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28December

Pixel Picture

Computer games, apps, and other devices store pictures by reducing them to numbers. Without reducing images into a grid, the file would be too large to store in memory. Create a paint-by-number image to explore how computers convert pictures into number grids.

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Download and print copies of the 'Kid Fax' and 'Bonus: Make Your Own' sheets (pages 4 and 5) here: http://csunplugged.org/sites/default/files/activity_pdfs_full/unplugged-02-image_representation.pdf 

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