Ten Dollar Tuesday: Take Flight

Learning about the forces of flight is cheap, easy, and fun (really!). Supplies: Paper, masking tape, paper clips, scissors 1. Discuss the forces of flight: Lift, Weight, Thrust, and Drag. You'll just want to provide a very basic understanding of these concepts. 2. Discuss how the forces of flight work on paper airplanes, such as … Continue reading Ten Dollar Tuesday: Take Flight

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Coding Club: It’s Not Just About Coding

We had our first coding club for 4th-8th graders a couple weeks ago, and I’m glad to say it was a success. Here are a few things that helped it go smoothly: Because my coding experience is limited and my workplace encourages cross-departmental collaboration, I co-planned it with a librarian from adult services who has … Continue reading Coding Club: It’s Not Just About Coding

Ten Dollar Tuesdays: Coding Club

In the Robot Test Kitchen, we talk about five main barriers that we typically face in conducting technology programming in our libraries: time, budget, skill, interest, and support. It's our belief that most of these are not impossible barriers, but sometimes it's hard to see how. Especially when things like your time and budget are already … Continue reading Ten Dollar Tuesdays: Coding Club