Imagineering fans, get ready! If you’ve ever been one of many guests who’s visited a Disney theme park and found yourself inspired to dream, build and create, there’s a new online program you just can’t miss!
‘Imagineering in a Box’ is a free online program that brings together the diverse talents of Disney Imagineers around the world for a one-of-a-kind learning experience and is part of Disney’s commitment to helping today’s youth create the future they imagine.
The series offers 32 videos in which Imagineers share how they use a wide range of skills – from story development and conceptual design, to math, physics and engineering – to create immersive experiences. The online curriculum aims to ignite curiosity, inspire creativity, and encourage innovation in the minds of students and teachers alike, while creating fun and engaging opportunities to explore new concepts.
Modules range from a tutorial on engineering software, to an interactive exercise where learners are encouraged to gather items around them and create something new. The program’s hands-on components will allow students to relate new concepts to real-world examples to bring treasured Disney stories to life. Each activity is designed to be scalable, allowing individuals to learn on their own or in a classroom setting.
“I Have a Dream” is a public speech that was delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the United States.
To celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , this post is challenging you to dream as well.
Materials you’ll need:
Challenge: Figure out a way to make your mobile move!
Either bring your creation to school to show your EY Coordinator, or take a picture of your creation and email to your EY Coordinator.
The average snowflake ranges from a size slightly smaller than a penny to the width of a human hair. But according to some unverified sources they can grow much larger. Witnesses of a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana in 1887 claimed to see milk-pan sized crystals fall from the sky. If true that would make them the largest snowflakes ever spotted, at around 15 inches wide.
At least in the case of snowflakes with broad structures, which act as parachutes. Snow that falls in the form of pellets travels to Earth at a much faster rate.
The air doesn’t need to be super moist to produce impressive amounts of snow. Unlike plain rainfall, a bank of fluffy snow contains lots of air that adds to its bulk. That’s why what would have been an inch of rain in the summer equals about 10 inches of snow in the colder months.
Aomori City in northern Japan receives more snowfall than any major city on the planet. Each year citizens are pummeled with 312 inches, or about 26 feet, of snow on average.
Snow crystals usually form unique patterns, but there’s at least one instance of identical snowflakes in the record books. In 1988, two snowflakes collected from a Wisconsin storm were confirmed to be twins at an atmospheric research center in Colorado.
Gather the materials you need:
8 identical water glasses
a set of measuring cups
food coloring (optional)
1 plastic spoon
1 sheet of paper
As you create this experiment. Take pictures of all of your steps.
3. Label your glasses. Use the image below as a guide.
4. With a plastic spoon, gently tap each glass and listen for the sound it makes.
5. Notice which glass makes a lower sound and a higher sound.
6. Try playing these simple songs or create your own.
7. What else can you do with musical water glasses? Respond to this post with your ideas.
The SCIENCE behind the music
The science of sound is all about vibrations. When you hit the bottle with the spoon, the glass vibrates, and it’s these vibrations that ultimately make the sound. You discovered that tapping an empty bottle produced a higher-pitched sound than tapping a bottle full of water did. Adding water to the bottle dampens the vibrations created by striking the glass with a spoon. The less water in the bottle, the faster the glass vibrates and the higher the pitch. The more water you add to the bottle, the slower the glass vibrates, creating a lower pitch.
Activity adapted from Musical Water Glasses at https://www.connectionsacademy.com/resources/instructographics/music-water-glasses and https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/pop-bottle-sounds/
The SLIMEBOOK is 2 page document. Print double sided and cut it in half and staple or glue it together to make a 6 page booklet with 3 slime recipes and a short explanation regarding polymer
Ideas for this lesson are adapted from lessons written by Science Mom. You can find more of her lessons at YouTube.
This app is in Self Service. With this app, you can create a game that reviews any of the ideas you have done in science. When you are done, share your game with your class.
Watch these instructions for how to make some pages in scratch.
These challenges are found online. Go to code.org to sign up with Goggle to get started.
This coding resource is accessed online. To get started, kids login at bitsbox.com with his/her Google account. There is a star in the top right hand corner to tap to get started.
Here is a link to a few free coding projects provided by Bitsbox.
This app is in Self Service.
You will sign on using your Google information.
Start with learn to Code 1.
This app is in Self Service.
Your teacher needs to have an account and he/she will give you a code to sign in.
Post adapted from https://projectmc2.mgae.com/#/experiments
Start by reading this article at the Nonfiction minute. Record 5 details as you read. Article Link
Now learn more about the strength of the spider silk by reading this article from Ask an Entomologist. Record 5 details as you read. Article link
This webpage discusses how a business,Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, is setting its goals on genetically engineering a super strong fiber.Record 5 interesting details as you read. Webpage Link
Create an illustration, poster or infographic showing what you have learned. Include one or two products on your visual that would be made better with the technology you read about.