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Tech Kidz Club – Science is Fun (Week 2)

On a bright sunny Saturday morning at Safaricom Hse – HQ II , Team awesome got down to business, setting up and what-not before the fun-kidz arrived

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Allen making final checks on the ‘equipment’ to make sure every is ship-shape…

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…the kids arrived, so eager to learn and have fun making miniature robots and automated cars.

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…getting accustomed to the Picocricket set

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…and before you know it, look what they made!

ImageRenato helping her team of young smart learner with their fun project …

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“…now this piece, goes here…and then…”

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…Michelle and the fun trio having fun learning about science, robotics and automation.

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Daisy and Joyce joining in on the fun as they help out the kids with the Picocricket kit

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….Snack-time!

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…Say “cheeesssee!”…oh look at those smiles 🙂

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…back to some more fun …. ingenious creation coming right up

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Alex and Renato having fun with the kids…you’ve got to love the pretty bright colors of the Pico-kit 🙂

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Allen and Michelle working of the questions for the Quiz-biz…its gonna be fun….

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Roy helping out the older kids with the slightly more complex Scratch project …#there’s everything for everyone..

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Don’t you just love how  everyone is busy with something…?

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Renato with her kids proudly showing the final project…

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A panoramic view of the kids settling down for Michelle’s and Allen’s Quiz-Biz

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…settle down kids…Image…and the Quiz-Biz begins…

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Kids showing off their cool projects…

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…and some more…

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…and that marked the end of a wonderful day out with Fun-Kidz and Team Awesome filled with new stuff learnt about sicience and technology and better yet, FUN!!!

The National Hidden Talents Academy

In October 2010, the team went to the National Hidden Talents Academy in Dagoretti. This was the first school the FabLab Outreach team went to and our second time going to it.

While there, we taught PicoCricket to the Form 3 and 4 students, specifically those who were studyng Physics.  We explained to the students the different components of the PicoCricket, i.e.: the PicoCricket, the sensors (light, sound, resistor, touch), the motor and motor board, connectors, the beamer  and PicoBlocks the software.

Stefanie showing the students how to use the Lego and sensors from the Picocricket kit
Stefanie showing the students how to use the Lego and sensors from the Picocricket kit.
Members of the FabLab Outreach Team
Members of the FabLab Outreach Team

This was achieved by splitting the students into groups and having at least two outreach members supervise each group. The students then used the PicoCricket kit to make different items.

We were all pleased to see how enthusiastic the students were. They were really interested in what we were teaching them and we could tell that they really enjoyed it too!

High school students with a pump built using the Picocricket kit.
Juliet explaining the different STEM career options for high school students.