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Brushbots

Woohoo! Have spent the last few days being miserable with flu so to cheer myself up have been making toothbrush robots and racing them with my grandchildren. Bought the components ages ago but it took till today to actually get them out of the box… You will need: Some old toothbrushes (personally I have found  Full Article…

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How old is a tree?

Not really e-learning but thought I’d share this anyway – a great idea for really understanding how old trees are as well as getting some sense of history.  You could hype it up a bit by getting the birds in the tree tweeting to each other about what they could see at any point in  Full Article…

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Planet Qej

I think Chris Leach invented this but I’ve used it and it’s fabulous! Get the children to set up twitter accounts using the names of robots from Planet Qej.  The robots  are landed by space capsule somewhere on Planet Earth with a mission to collect data about this unknown planet.  Teacher is mission control back  Full Article…

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Whooping it up!

Here is a particularly gross science experiment we have just done with some 9 year olds.  They absolutely loved it and thought it was the funniest thing ever.  Originally conceived as a genuine scientific investigation (for 2009 Red Nose Day), it is now a great website for engaging  kids and helping them understand about variables,  Full Article…

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