PS Science has partnered to form an innovative new after school class to give English Language Learner students extra time, in an engaging setting, to practice their speaking and listening while conducting hands-on science investigations. So far our passionate scientists have explored magnets, symmetry, electricity and more!
These 2nd grade engineers were given a bag of materials and told to build a car that could roll freely down a ramp. And they did… all different designs! Next, they tested to see how different ramp surfaces affected their cars’ rolling. They attended to their tests with passion!
These sharp kindergarten scientists can tell a cirrus cloud from cumulous clouds- can you? What’s your favorite type of cloud we asked? “Friday afternoon cumulous clouds” was this student’s response.
Third grade scientists traveled back in time on a cold, rainy March day to see first-hand the fossil remains of Ice Age animals that lived in Los Angeles 10,000 years ago. Students have been studying what fossils can tell us about the plants, animals, and environment of the past.
What: Programmable wearables workshop! Create and code your own flashing multicolor LED headband.
You can’t purchase a product like this – but you can make your own. Become part of the growing DIY maker movement while working to support PS Science in its mission to bring science education to schools in underserved communities.
Debra Ansell, known for creating light-up programmable wearables such as a Twitter connected handbag and an interactive fiber-optic dress, will direct this workshop on how to create, decorate and program your own codable LED headband. She will walk you through the steps to assemble, decorate and program the headband with flashing multicolor LEDs. You will be able to create and display your own color patterns and sequences across the entire rainbow spectrum. Create designs to match your outfit or the occasion – for example St. Paddy’s Day green or Unicorn rainbows. No prior experience in sewing or coding required. Younger children (12 and under) should have a parent present to help.
Who: Anyone 10 years +
Maximum 20 participants
Cost: $225 tax-deductible donation to PS Science
Registration can be made thru the “Donate” button at the top of this page.
In the comments section, specify “Headband Glam”
Where: 1830 14th Street Santa Monica CA 90404
Plenty of street parking
When: Saturday March 17, 2018
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
What is included: all materials, snacks and drinks. We will have a few laptops available to borrow for use to program your microprocessors, but bring your own laptop if you want to take home the software to allow you to change your LED color program.
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