What Kids Learn From Hearing Family Stories

Reading to children has education benefits, of course—but so does sharing tales from the past. The Atlantic, Elaine Reese Dec. 9, 2013 A study published in Science even shows that reading literary fiction improves adults’ ability to understand other people’s emotions. Read the full story

Learn more programming

Learn more about computer science and practice computer programming online. Scratch Create stories, games, and animations. Share with others around the world. Practice block-language programming to make your own video games and animated stories. https://scratch.mit.edu Proyectos en español: https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/498252/ Code.org Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by … Continue reading Learn more programming

Northwest Indian College student has embraced 3D printing and hopes to become an astronaut

Brooks, a 28-year-old member of the Yurok Tribe of California and a senior at Northwest Indian College on the Lummi Reservation, says going into commercial space flight is only one of her ambitions. “If I go, I’d be the first federally recognized, registered Native American female to go to space – for me that would … Continue reading Northwest Indian College student has embraced 3D printing and hopes to become an astronaut

Sensors

Using Sensors with the Hummingbird. The Hummingbird LEDs and motors are output devices. Scripts in Scratch send commands to these devices to make something happen. The Hummingbird sensors, on the other hand, are input devices. They send information to the Scratch program. The Scratch program can use this information to make a decision with an if … Continue reading Sensors

LEDs

Create light using LEDs and Scratch The Hummingbird kit contains two type of LEDs, single color LEDs and tri-color LEDs. Single color LEDs have two wires, while tri-color LEDs have four wires. Visit the Hummingbird website for more information.