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ERIC Number: EJ907361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Kick Stick Hands-on Challenge: Discover Circuits with PBS's "Design Squad Nation"[TM]
Feinberg, Lauren
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v70 n4 p11-13 Dec 2010-Jan 2011
This article describes the "Kick Stick" activity from Design Squad Nation, in which kids turn a wooden paint stirrer and circuit into a motorized, spinning arm--then use it to kick a Ping-Pong[R] ball across the floor. Teachers can enrich their students' exploration of circuits and emphasize the engineering design process with "Design Squad Nation" episodes, animations, video clips, and engineer profiles. Everything teachers need to lead "Kick Stick" is in the Parents, Educators, and Engineers section of the website within the resource topic "Electricity."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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