Instructables: exploring - living - education - project - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:35:47 PDT BLOX v1.01 Gliding Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Gliding-Car/
Gliding Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/WH9W/HR0AYRT0/FK9WH9WHR0AYRT0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/WH9W/HR0AYRT0/FK9WH9WHR0AYRT0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/WH9W/HR0AYRT0/FK9WH9WHR0AYRT0.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance This car is designed to be pushed off of a tabletop, glide gently to the ground, and continue rolling. Lesson Plan: Grade range: 1-5 Prep: 4/5 Setup: 1/5 Cleanup: 2/5 Prep: Cut straws into quarters, cut cardstock into thirds lengthwise, cut many halfsticks Setup: Designate a testing area Start-o...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 18:13:00 PST
Gyroscopic Whirligigs http://www.instructables.com/id/Gyroscopic-Whirligigs/
Gyroscopic Whirligigs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/KZXA/HKJRZHDY/F3WKZXAHKJRZHDY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/KZXA/HKJRZHDY/F3WKZXAHKJRZHDY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/KZXA/HKJRZHDY/F3WKZXAHKJRZHDY.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance Gyroscopic Whirligigs is a project that breaks away from the usual fare and offers students a unique engineering gizmo that always impresses onlookers. This quirky contraption isn't a true gyroscope, but it relies on the gyroscopic effect to produce some impossible-looking stunts. Lesson Plan:...
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Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:23:08 PDT
Bow and Arrow http://www.instructables.com/id/Bow-and-Arrow-2/
Bow and Arrow - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/9O21/HJKBJW9Q/FDV9O21HJKBJW9Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/9O21/HJKBJW9Q/FDV9O21HJKBJW9Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/9O21/HJKBJW9Q/FDV9O21HJKBJW9Q.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance After conducting this project just once, I continually get requests from students throughout the year to give them permission to build another. It can easily fire the arrow 50 feet, and more with some practice. Some students would do nothing but build bow and arrows if I let them - it's that fun! T...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:37:51 PDT
Slingshot Dart Shooter http://www.instructables.com/id/Slingshot-Dart-Shooter/
Slingshot Dart Shooter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/L505/HF23TA4Q/F56L505HF23TA4Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/L505/HF23TA4Q/F56L505HF23TA4Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/L505/HF23TA4Q/F56L505HF23TA4Q.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance Projectile shooters are always fun to build, but one can make only so many catapults before the novelty wears off. The slingshot dart shooter mixes it up with elements from my Slingshot Rocket project and regular Slingshot, but in the classic 'Y' slingshot shape.  Lesson Plan: Difficulty: 2/5 Prep:...
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Tue, 9 Apr 2013 13:07:32 PDT
Spool Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Spool-Car/
Spool Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/34ND/HAQ3ARGW/FVE34NDHAQ3ARGW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/34ND/HAQ3ARGW/FVE34NDHAQ3ARGW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/34ND/HAQ3ARGW/FVE34NDHAQ3ARGW.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Make a rubber-band powered wooden racer! A great, pocket-sized toy to explore transformation of energy. Bascially, a precursor to the wind-up car... This is one of the projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston . Produced in partnership ...
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Fri, 4 Jan 2013 15:13:59 PST
Cork Shooter http://www.instructables.com/id/Cork-Shooter/
Cork Shooter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/68VI/HBHGL8LC/FOU68VIHBHGL8LC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/68VI/HBHGL8LC/FOU68VIHBHGL8LC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/68VI/HBHGL8LC/FOU68VIHBHGL8LC.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance This project is born from the fact that students in my engineering classes really enjoy building projectile launchers. I wanted something that was simple to build, effective, and has lots of room for modifications. The cork shooter fulfills that criteria and of course provides a hands-on lesson in t...
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Thu, 3 Jan 2013 18:05:06 PST
LED Parachute a la CMH http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Parachute-a-la-CMH/
LED Parachute a la CMH - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/YZ4I/HAUNMYRJ/FF2YZ4IHAUNMYRJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/YZ4I/HAUNMYRJ/FF2YZ4IHAUNMYRJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/YZ4I/HAUNMYRJ/FF2YZ4IHAUNMYRJ.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Create an unidentified floating object! This is a great activity not only on simple circuits, but also on air resistance/drag and aerodynamics. Also easily folds up into the pocket like the parachute people toys, only a lot easier to find at night! This is one of the projects for our Instructables:...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:28:07 PST
Marble Roller Coaster http://www.instructables.com/id/Marble-Roller-Coaster/
Marble Roller Coaster - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/TYKK/H7UQYT0A/FYWTYKKH7UQYT0A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/TYKK/H7UQYT0A/FYWTYKKH7UQYT0A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/TYKK/H7UQYT0A/FYWTYKKH7UQYT0A.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance "We're doing the roller coasters?! Yes!!" That's the response I get from students who've taken my engineering classes before when they find out it's marble roller coaster day. It's a class favorite. It's an open-ended, fast-paced, constantly evolving, and easy to explain. This project reaches a wid...
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 20:45:31 PDT
Rubberband Helicopters: step-by-step http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubberband-Helicopters-step-by-step/
Rubberband Helicopters: step-by-step - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/RNI9/H7ME377G/FZIRNI9H7ME377G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/RNI9/H7ME377G/FZIRNI9H7ME377G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/RNI9/H7ME377G/FZIRNI9H7ME377G.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance The rubberband-powered helicopter is easy to construct, and with a little practice it can be flown 20+ feet into the air! Lesson Plan: Grade range: 1-5 Prep: 2/5 Setup: 1/5 Cleanup: 1/5 Prep: Cut sheets of cardstock into quarters Setup: None Start-of-class lecture Demonstrate the project ...
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Sat, 29 Sep 2012 14:50:20 PDT
Make a Zoetrope http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Zoetrope-21/
Make a Zoetrope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/ZKAT/H461XIEF/FBWZKATH461XIEF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/ZKAT/H461XIEF/FBWZKATH461XIEF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/ZKAT/H461XIEF/FBWZKATH461XIEF.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Create your own hand-held animation using an optical illusion! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with Instructables, IMIYM is an exhibit...
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 15:09:10 PDT
Straw Oboe http://www.instructables.com/id/Straw-Oboe/
Straw Oboe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/0UUD/H461XJDQ/FND0UUDH461XJDQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/0UUD/H461XJDQ/FND0UUDH461XJDQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/0UUD/H461XJDQ/FND0UUDH461XJDQ.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Strike up the band and let's play some music with this straw version of a classic instrument! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with Ins...
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 13:44:58 PDT
Symmetrical Party Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Symmetrical-Party-Hat/
Symmetrical Party Hat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/XO4P/H461XETU/FHIXO4PH461XETU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/XO4P/H461XETU/FHIXO4PH461XETU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/XO4P/H461XETU/FHIXO4PH461XETU.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Make a mathematically fashionable hat! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with Instructables, IMIYM is an exhibit where families work tog...
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 13:43:53 PDT
Phototheramin http://www.instructables.com/id/Phototheramin/
Phototheramin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/3PTA/H461SS3J/F2N3PTAH461SS3J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/3PTA/H461SS3J/F2N3PTAH461SS3J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/3PTA/H461SS3J/F2N3PTAH461SS3J.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Create a functional circuit diagram that makes an instrument controlled by brightness of light! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with I...
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 12:42:38 PDT
LED Bubble Wrap Balls http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Bubble-Wrap-Balls/
LED Bubble Wrap Balls - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/KL06/H3Z32DON/FLAKL06H3Z32DON.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/KL06/H3Z32DON/FLAKL06H3Z32DON.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/KL06/H3Z32DON/FLAKL06H3Z32DON.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Make a ball that glows in the dark! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with Instructables, IMIYM is an exhibit where families work togeth...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 14:16:23 PDT
LED Throwie - CMH version http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Throwie-CMH-version/
LED Throwie - CMH version - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/WUJ0/H2WESE9C/F36WUJ0H2WESE9C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/WUJ0/H2WESE9C/F36WUJ0H2WESE9C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/WUJ0/H2WESE9C/F36WUJ0H2WESE9C.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Make light that sticks! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with Instructables, IMIYM is an exhibit where families work together to build ...
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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 18:22:38 PDT
Chop Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Chop-Top/
Chop Top - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/Z1AW/H2TJ4JKX/F4CZ1AWH2TJ4JKX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/Z1AW/H2TJ4JKX/F4CZ1AWH2TJ4JKX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/Z1AW/H2TJ4JKX/F4CZ1AWH2TJ4JKX.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Make a top that creates colors from black! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with Instructables, IMIYM is an exhibit where families work...
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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 16:09:35 PDT
Making a Stop-Motion Silent Film Using Powerpoint http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Stop-Motion-Silent-Film-Using-Powerpoint/
Making a Stop-Motion Silent Film Using Powerpoint - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/H5VR/H2MYKILB/F2SH5VRH2MYKILB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/H5VR/H2MYKILB/F2SH5VRH2MYKILB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/H5VR/H2MYKILB/F2SH5VRH2MYKILB.SMALL.jpg leasho ESL Level: Low-Mid This instructable is made for my Chinese ESL Low-Mid English  Middle school class. It is the last part of a 4 part project: 1) Creating a dialogue between two people on a topic the teacher has chosen; 2) Transferring the dialogue onto a movie storyboard; 3) Creating their charact...
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Tue, 29 May 2012 07:48:21 PDT
Propeller-Powered Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Propeller-Powered-Car/
Propeller-Powered Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/HLRY/H0FLDCMR/FJUHLRYH0FLDCMR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/HLRY/H0FLDCMR/FJUHLRYH0FLDCMR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/HLRY/H0FLDCMR/FJUHLRYH0FLDCMR.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance Although Instructables offers some similar projects, I want to show you how to make a propeller car that can easily be made by many kids in grades 1 and up. This car can travel up to 40ft on a smooth and flat surface! Most kids can complete the project in less than an hour. Lesson Plan:...
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Mon, 2 Apr 2012 11:06:35 PDT
MAKE A SPACE PROBE http://www.instructables.com/id/MAKIE-A-SPACE-PROBE/
MAKE A SPACE PROBE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/ANVU/GYN8W7WQ/FH9ANVUGYN8W7WQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/ANVU/GYN8W7WQ/FH9ANVUGYN8W7WQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/ANVU/GYN8W7WQ/FH9ANVUGYN8W7WQ.SMALL.jpg rokcapuder INTRODUCTION The goal of the project is to construct an atmospheric probe and equip it with different sensors. The probe will be mounted on a meteorological balloon, and lifted to approximately 35 000 m (115 000 ft). The ascent and descent will be recorded with two on-board GoPro cameras, and the pr...
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Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:12:50 PST
Crash Test Cars http://www.instructables.com/id/Teach-Engineering-Crash-Test-Racers/
Crash Test Cars - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/GAC5/GXDWOX06/FP4GAC5GXDWOX06.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/GAC5/GXDWOX06/FP4GAC5GXDWOX06.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/GAC5/GXDWOX06/FP4GAC5GXDWOX06.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance We've all heard of the classic egg-drop engineering challenge, so here's a twist - crash test race cars! The students in my extracurricular engineering class love this project because of its open-ended nature and thrilling process.  More footage of crash tests For WYE teac...
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Sat, 14 Jan 2012 20:46:39 PST
How to write learning objectives http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-write-learning-objectives/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/7ZAI/GV9CEE2G/F3F7ZAIGV9CEE2G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/7ZAI/GV9CEE2G/F3F7ZAIGV9CEE2G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/7ZAI/GV9CEE2G/F3F7ZAIGV9CEE2G.SMALL.jpg wilgubeast Learning objectives help you nail down precisely what you want your students to learn as a result of the activity or project they are going to do. It's important that a learning objective be specific and limited to what you are doing in that particular project. If you're building a table, you might...
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Tue, 13 Dec 2011 11:42:07 PST
Made in Your Mind: Instructables and The Children's Museum of Houston http://www.instructables.com/id/Made-in-Your-Mind-Instructables-The-Childrens-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/IGVC/GUZZWBUR/F07IGVCGUZZWBUR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/IGVC/GUZZWBUR/F07IGVCGUZZWBUR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/IGVC/GUZZWBUR/F07IGVCGUZZWBUR.SMALL.jpg wilgubeast The Children's Museum of Houston is running an exhibit based entirely off of Instructables. The hands-on exhibits are from projects submitted by Instructables' authors, the physical exhibit itself is made up of furniture and display projects on the site, and the museum is encouraging visitors to sig...
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Thu, 17 Nov 2011 18:25:50 PST
How to plan and carry out a project or assignment http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-plan-and-carry-out-a-project-or-assignment/
How to plan and carry out a project or assignment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/EVW0/GTMP7TJJ/FNQEVW0GTMP7TJJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/EVW0/GTMP7TJJ/FNQEVW0GTMP7TJJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/EVW0/GTMP7TJJ/FNQEVW0GTMP7TJJ.SMALL.jpg Kiteman This Instructable is aimed mainly at Middle and High School students who have been sent away to work independently on a project, but it could be adapted for use by other people. However, if your project is more complex, especially if it involves more than two or three people, you are probably goin...
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Tue, 11 Oct 2011 14:36:54 PDT
Teacher's Resources: Pre-School Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Teachers-Resources-Pre-School-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/BP53/GFMBYJ2O/FVUBP53GFMBYJ2O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/BP53/GFMBYJ2O/FVUBP53GFMBYJ2O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/BP53/GFMBYJ2O/FVUBP53GFMBYJ2O.SMALL.jpg Kiteman Not every teacher works in a high school, or even in a school at all.  This is a selection of projects suggested by possum888 that his mum uses with children aged 2-5 years old in New Zealand, plus a few of my own suggestions. No, you can't eat the green one... How to Make Playdough (Play-doh...
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