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3-D Mapping | Topography
By Dana Hoppe, Copyright 2018 by Dana Hoppe under Creative Commons Non-Commercial License. Individuals and organizations may copy, reproduce, distribute, and perform this work and alter or remix this work for non-commercial purposes only.

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Topography - Design Challenge
Introduction - Expanded learning opportunities (ELOs) have the potential to be the great equalizer in American education. Regular participation in high quality before and afterschool learning, and enriching summer school programs have been shown to help low-income students succeed academically on par with their more affluent peers. These programs, characterized by strong school-community partnerships, can also help high-performing students stay engaged and achieve even greater levels of understanding. In short, high-quality ELOs are for everyone - and the benefits they create are critical to Nebraska's future economy. - Beyond School Bells I would like to thank Beyond School Bells as well as Nebraska Innovation Studio for providing me with the opportunity, resources, and encouragement to develop this program as an Innovation Fellow. Their willingness to give the intellectual and creative freedom to build upon my ideas and inspirations is what enabled this program to exist. I strongly believe that opportunities such as the Innovation Fellowship are planting the seeds for Nebraska's future. -Dana Hoppe, Program Creator

Concept and Purpose - Interdisciplinary Learning: This program is focused on developing fundamental STEM skills through interdisciplinary learning. The truth is that all areas of study overlap significantly in one way or another, and the cognitive skills that lead to success in one area surely extend to other areas. A recurring theme I have noticed through my personal experience of being and artist as well as a scientist is that I have heavily utilized my creative thinking abilities to solve challenging problems. Imagination and creativity, when combined with background knowledge and understanding, allow us to find solutions that often lie beyond the rigid structure often associated with mathematics and the sciences. Once we begin to see the overlap between these areas, we begin building bridges between them and new ideas and applications emerge from a formerly empty space. The concept of topography was always interesting to me. The strangeness of being able to discern the shape of the land simply from the distance between a hypnotizing assortment of lines on a flat piece of paper was immediately intriguing. How does this flat sheet of abstract shapes translate to the three-dimensional complexity of a mountain, a valley, or a bluff? Topography is the platform of this program because it is a very versatile concept and can be used to create art and models representing a diverse range of fields. The activities in this program focus on having the students follow processes often found in Computer Science. Every process they complete can be thought of as an algorithm, and when they repeat steps, it can be thought of as a loop. They are also recursively calling the same function on each resulting piece they create, mimicking the concept of dynamic programing. The permutation matrix activities will familiarize students with moving through the data in a matrix and adding data to stacks. While they are doing all of these activities, however, there will be no jargon they have to learn, and they will probably not even realize until they take their first Computer Science course that it is even related. To the students, they will simply be creating art in a new and interesting way.

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09/27/2019
Adventure Book Club
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Adventure Book Club - The Boxcar Children
By: Rose Wehrman - University of Nebraska-Lincoln Copyright 2018 by Rose Wehrman under Creative Commons Non-Commercial License. Individuals and organizations may copy, reproduce, distribute, and perform this work and alter or remix this work for non-commercial purposes only.

NEBRASKA HONORS PROGRAM CLC EXPANDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITY CLUBS INFORMATION SHEET:
Name of Club: Adventure Book Club

Age/Grade Level: 3rd Grade

Number of Attendees: (ideal number) 8 or fewer

Goal of the Club: (learning objectives/outcomes) Jumpstart critical thinking skills, improve literacy, and encourage students to engage with books

Resources: (Information for club provided by) The Boxcar Children, various Pinterest ideas

Content Areas: (check all that apply)

☐ Arts (Visual, Music, Theater &Performance)
☒ Literacy
☐ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering &Math)
☐ Social Studies
☐ Wellness (Physical Education, Health, Nutrition &Character Education)
Outputs or final products: (Does the club have a final product/project to showcase to community?) Building a boxcar diorama/dog toys donated to animal shelter/completion of book

Introducing your Club/Activities: This Adventure Book Club engages students with the community, each other, and reading.

General Directions: Read The Boxcar Children and integrate hands-on activities to help students connect to the story, think critically, and build interdisciplinary skills.

Tips/Tricks: Watch for when students start to become disengaged. Have an intentional activity prepared for when this happens.

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Education
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Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/27/2019
Adventure Book Club: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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Spring 2019

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Wehrman, Rose. "Adventure Book Club: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." After school club lesson plans. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2019.

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An afterschool book club, through these lesson plans, is exploring Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The integration of hands-on activities serves to help students connect to the story, think critically, and build interdisciplinary skills.

Subject:
Applied Science
Literature
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Lesson
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Reading
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/26/2019
Art Club
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Art Club
By: Elizabeth Griggs - University of Nebraska-Lincoln Copyright 2018 by Elizabeth Griggs under Creative Commons Non-commercial License. Individuals and organizations may copy, reproduce, distribute, and perform this work and alter or remix this work for non-commercial purposes only

NEBRASKA HONORS PROGRAM CLC EXPANDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITY CLUBS INFORMATION SHEET:
Name of Club: Art Club

Age/Grade Level: K-5

Number of Attendees: (ideal number) 10

Goal of the Club: (learning objectives/outcomes) The goal of this art club is to introduce students to various painting techniques.

Resources: (Information for club provided by) Information for my club was obtained from my previous experience at an art studio.

Content Areas: (check all that apply)

☒ Arts (Visual, Music, Theater & Performance)
☐ Literacy
☐ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
☐ Social Studies
☐ Wellness (Physical Education, Health, Nutrition & Character Education)
Outputs or final products: (Does the club have a final product/project to showcase to community?) The final products included many paintings, including a grass landscape, watercolor paintings, an abstract piece and a Halloween inspired piece created by the attendees.

Introducing your Club/Activities: This club is designed for those students who enjoy being creative and learning various painting techniques.

General Directions: Have fun and allow students to use their creativity to paint works of art. Be flexible as students will put their own spin on the planned projects.

Tips/Tricks: Students enjoyed having free time to paint whatever they wanted. It is most successful when few instructions were given, and students got to decide what to add to the paintings. It is recommended that the club is carried out by two or more leaders.

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Visual Arts
Education
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Date Added:
09/27/2019
Arts Around the World
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Nebraska Honors Program
CLC Expanded Learning Opportunity Clubs
Arts Around the World Club Curriculum
Spring 2019
Grade Level: Kindergarten through second grade
Ideal Number of Attendees: 7-15 students
Goal of Club: Increase the cultural and global awareness of students
Resources: Various Pinterest ideas
Content Areas: Social Studies and Arts
Final Products: Weekly crafts that are related to the country being studied
Introduction to Club: This Arts Around the World club introduces students to other countries
and cultures through engaging crafts
Length of Club: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Tips and Tricks: Have extra activities (such as coloring pages or worksheets) available for
children who finish at a faster pace, and watch for students who are becoming distracted.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
World Cultures
Physical Geography
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Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Computer Science Club
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Spring 2019

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Rowen, Jack and Lara Quiring. "Computer Science Club." After school club lesson plans. University 0f Nebraska-Lincoln, 2019.

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The purpose of the Computer Science Club is to introduce foundational computer science material to students for teachers to build off of in future courses.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/26/2019
Creative He(arts) Club
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Spring 2019

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Chavez, Lizbeth and Martinez, Karen. "Creative He(arts)." After school club lesson plans. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2019.

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The goal of the club is for students to explore different areas in the visual arts–including drawing, painting, printmaking, and pottery– and gain knowledge about a variety of materials and skills. By the end of club, students will have expanded their knowledge in art history and have learned about the components, elements, and principles of art. At the same time, the projects planned will allow students to apply what they learn to their own creativity and ideas.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
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Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/26/2019
Drumline Club
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Noetzel, Jared and Paul Umshler. "Drumline Club." After school club lesson plans. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2019.

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After-school club that teaches students the basics of music and drumming as a whole as well as learning the bucket-drumming piece entitled "Yuck!"

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/26/2019
Engineering Explorers Club
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Spring 2019

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Sharpnack, Mia and Adam Schneider. "Engineering Explorers." After school club lesson plans. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2019.

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Copyright 2019 by Mia Sharpnack and Adam Schneider under Creative Commons Non-Commercial License. Individuals and organizations may copy, reproduce, distribute, and perform this work and alter or remix this work for non-commercial purposes only.

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After school club that introduces students to the basics of engineering while giving them practice with teamwork and problem solving.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/26/2019
Exploring Engineering Club
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2019

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Corey, Samantha and Stephen Yaghmour. “Exploring Engineering.” After school club lesson plans. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2019.

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Copyright 2019 by Samantha Corey and Stephen Yaghmour under Creative Commons Non-Commercial License. Individuals and organizations may copy, reproduce, distribute, and perform this work and alter or remix this work for non-commercial purposes only.

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Exploring Engineering Club provides an introduction to a variety of engineering problems and piques the students’ interest in engineering by accompanying the information with hands-on problem solving activities mainly related to structural engineering. The activities will often be done in teams which will teach good teamwork skills, as well as problem solving and critical thinking.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/26/2019
Franish Club, Exploring the French and Spanish Language
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Spring 2019

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Asplin, Daniela and Chloe Molnar. Franish Club, Exploring the French and Spanish Language, 2019.

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Copyright 2019 by Chloe Molnar and Daniela Asplin under Creative Commons Non-Commercial License. Individuals and organizations may copy, reproduce, distribute, and perform this work and alter or remix this work for non-commercial purposes only.

Subject:
Languages
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Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/26/2019
Girls Who Code 3rd-5th
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Girls Who Code 3rd-5th
By: Khristina Polivanov - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Copyright 2018 by Khristina Polivanov under Creative Commons Non-Commercial License. Individuals and organizations may copy, reproduce, distribute, and perform this work and alter or remix this work for non-commercial purposes only

NEBRASKA HONORS PROGRAM CLC EXPANDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITY CLUBS INFORMATION SHEET:
Name of Club: Girls Who Code

Age/Grade Level: 3rd-5th

Number of Attendees: (ideal number) Between 5 and 10; no more than 15

Goal of the Club: (learning objectives/outcomes) Encourage girls to be confident in themselves and their abilities while teaching them basic concepts used in computer science.

Resources: (Information for club provided by) Girls Who Code curriculum, Scratch tutorials, individual research

Content Areas: (check all that apply)

☐ Arts (Visual, Music, Theater & Performance)
☐ Literacy
☒ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
☐ Social Studies
☐ Wellness (Physical Education, Health, Nutrition & Character Education)
Outputs or final products: (Does the club have a final product/project to showcase to community?) There are a few Scratch and Made With Code projects that the girls can save on their account or a USB drive.

Introducing your Club/Activities: At the beginning of each club, we have a tech spotlight which highlights a woman in tech and what she’s known for (usually someone from computer science). We also have an icebreaker question about something random to get the girls’ attention and get them involved before jumping right into the activity for the day.

General Directions: If you’re unfamiliar with computer science, make sure to research or try the tutorial activities on your own so you are prepared for club. From there, each club is pretty structured in that you do the icebreaker question, a tech spotlight, and then the activity.

Tips/Tricks: If a girl doesn’t like an activity on a certain day, ask them what they’d like to see more of in the club; let the students know that you care about their opinion and that you want them to have fun. If the girls are really rowdy or get way off track, try to get them back into the activity, and if they don’t listen you can be a little more stern with them. Each group is different though, so make sure you find a balance. If you want your students to be able to save their work, make sure they can either create a Scratch account or have a folder on their computers they can save their projects to.

Subject:
Computer Science
Education
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Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/27/2019
The Great Escape
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The Great Escape
By: Caleb Kowalsk Copyright 2018 by Caleb Kowalsk under Creative Commons Non-Commercial License. Individuals and organizations may copy, reproduce, distribute, and perform this work and alter or remix this work for non-commercial purposes only.

Subject:
Education
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Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/30/2019
Healthy Habits After-School Club
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Date of this Version
Spring 4-29-2019

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Schendt, Taylor. “Healthy Habits.” After school club lesson plans. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2019.

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Copyright 2019 by Taylor Schendt under Creative Commons Non-Commercial License. Individuals and organizations may copy, reproduce, distribute, and perform this work and alter or remix this work for non-commercial purposes only.

Subject:
Education
Nutrition
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/26/2019
Healthy Hedgehogs After School Program
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Healthy Hedgehogs After School Program
By: Sophie Johnson Copyright 2019 by Sophie Johnson under Creative Commons Non-Commercial License. Individuals and organizations may copy, reproduce, distribute, and perform this work and alter or remix this work for non-commercial purposes only

NEBRASKA HONORS PROGRAM CLC EXPANDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITY CLUBS INFORMATION SHEET:
Name of Club: Healthy Hedgehogs

Age/Grade Level: 2nd - 5th grade

Number of Attendees: (ideal number) 8

Goal of the Club: (learning objectives/outcomes) To learn about the body and difference aspects of health including physical, mental and social well-being. Also promoting an overall healthy lifestyle.

Resources: (Information for club provided by) Previous knowledge and online sources

Content Areas: (check all that apply)

☐ Arts (Visual, Music, Theater &Performance)
☐ Literacy
☐ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering &Math)
☐ Social Studies
☒ Wellness (Physical Education, Health, Nutrition &Character Education)
Outputs or final products: (Does the club have a final product/project to showcase to community?) N/A

Introducing your Club/Activities: This club encouraged healthy behaviors.

General Directions: Pick a health-related topic each week being sure to review previous lessons. Helps to tie it to previous weeks lesson.

Tips/Tricks: Use fun activities to wrap up the lesson and increase interest in the topic.

Subject:
Education
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Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/27/2019
"How It Works" After-School Club
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"How It Works" After-School Club
By: Katharina Dvorak Follow this and additional works at: https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/honorshelc Part of the Higher Education Commons

NEBRASKA HONORS PROGRAM CLC EXPANDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITY CLUBS INFORMATION SHEET:
Name of Club: How It Works

Age/Grade Level: 3rd - 5th

Number of Attendees: 4-8

Goal of the Club: (learning objectives/outcomes) This club will help students put their science learning in context by discussing how science (biology, chemistry, and physics) is important to our everyday lives.

Content Areas: (check all that apply)

☐ Arts (Visual, Music, Theater &Performance)
☐ Literacy
☒ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering &Math)
☐ Social Studies
☐ Wellness (Physical Education, Health, Nutrition &Character Education)

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/04/2019
Knit Kit: Create, Craft, and Code
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Knit Kit: Create, Craft, and Code
By: Alison Cloet Copyright 2018 by Alison Cloet under Creative Commons Non-Commercial License. Individuals and organizations may copy, reproduce, distribute, and perform this work and alter or remix this work for non-commercial purposes only

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Facilitator's Guide....................................................................................................3

Coding Instructions.................................................................................................6

Coding Worksheets...................................................................................................7

Guide to Knitting.....................................................................................................17

Knitting Stitch Patterns.......................................................................................20

Knitting Projects.....................................................................................................36

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/30/2019
Living World Club
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Spring 2019

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Kenworthy, Celeste and Aurora Kenworthy. "Living World Club." After school club lesson plans. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2019.

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An afterschool club that focuses on building understanding and enjoyment of nature and the environment through interactive and collaborative activities.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Life Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/26/2019
Mad Scientists Club
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Mad Scientists Club - Experiments
by Olivia Taylor Copyright 2019 by Olivia Taylor under Creative Commons Non-Commercial License. Individuals and organizations may copy, reproduce, distribute, and perform this work and alter or remix this work for non-commercial purposes only.

NEBRASKA HONORS PROGRAM CLC EXPANDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITY CLUBS INFORMATION SHEET:
Name of Club: Mad Scientists

Age/Grade Level: varies; Grades 2 - 3rd and 4 - 5th

Number of Attendees: 12-15

Goal of the Club: The goal was to expand the children’s knowledge of basic science principles through demonstration and hands on experiments. Resources: University of Nebraska Lincoln Honors Program

Content Areas: (check all that apply)

☐ Arts (Visual, Music, Theater &Performance)
☐ Literacy
☒ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering &Math)
☐ Social Studies
☐ Wellness (Physical Education, Health, Nutrition &Character Education)
Outputs or final products: The club did not have a final product, but during many of the weekly experiments we made items the children could take home to show their friends and family.

Introducing your Club/Activities: I led a science club to two groups of kids at separate times. Through experimentation I taught the kids basic natural science fundamentals. We did an experiment each week and a mini lesson to describe the experiment after.

General Directions: Each week once we got to the classroom I took attendance, introduced what we were doing that day, then performed either a demonstration or an experiment with the students. After the experiment was finished we cleaned up then I explained how and why the experiments worked the way they did.

Tips/Tricks: While working through the experiments it worked out best to perform each step with the students and all work at the same pace.

Subject:
Applied Science
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/26/2019
Makerspace Club
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Makerspace Club
By: Carolyn Brady - University of Nebraska-Lincoln Copyright 2018 by Carolyn Brady under Creative Commons Non-Commercial License. Individuals and organizations may copy, reproduce, distribute, and perform this work and alter or remix this work for non-commercial purposes only.

Abstract
This is a unique club that allows children to explore the world around them and make projects using materials provided by educators, and to get children thinking about how things work in the world, and how they do. They gain knowledge about success and failure of these things by recreating them.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/30/2019