This week’s session with the FunKidz Tech Club was on Scratch and a hover craft assembly. The session took place at the Safaricon Headquarters on Waiyaki Way.
We started off with a personalized introduction to Scratch based on the children’s ages.
For some of the younger kids that couldn’t work on scratch, a different lego and pico cricket session was set up.
Once they learnt the basic, the quickly took over and started creating animations straight out of their imagination.
After the video animations were made, we split into two groups and started working with the Pico Crickets.
This was followed with a short meal break to keep the energy levels up for some fun with science.
We got back to the Pico Cricket sets and the children continued making their individual projects which was anything from a car to houses.
Once we got the Pico Cricket out of the way, we carried on with the Hover Craft assembly. All you need to make one of your own is:
- Old CDs
- Duct Tape
- Plastic Bottles
- Super Glue
The CD holes were covered up with the tape . This was done by the children. A couple of tiny holes were then put into the tape by the instructors. The bottle tops were cut off and super-glued to the tops by the instructors as well. Once dry, a balloon was held on to the bottle top, filled with air and laid on the table. The set up would then hover over the surface due to the gradual air flow out of the balloon.