# Coding: Stage 1, Introduction to Computer Science | code.org

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If you are looking for a free resource for teaching/learning computer sciences, code.org is a great resource to start!

You can learn to write your first computer program with drag and drop programming. Learn repeat loops, conditionals and basic algorithms. Suitable for ages 6-106 for modern browsers, smartphones and tablets.

Code.org provides teacher lesson plans, activities/worksheets and video turtorials to help you to accomplish the tasks.

Below are the Lessons/Stages of the Hour of Code: Continue reading

# Electronics for Kids; Project 2, DC Motor and Switch

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To find out more about our previous electronics project, please click here.

The objective from project 2 is to show how electricity is used to run a Direct Currect (DC) Motor.

Before you continue reading about this project, you might need to know what is Direct Current (DC). Direct current is an electric current flowing in one direction only, it will always flow from one point to another. Batteries and solar cells produce direct current, they have positive and negative terminals.

You might have heard of Alternating current (AC) as well. Continue reading

# Electronics for Kids; Project 1, Electric Light and Switch

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Actually we did some electronics projects in 2012, but I decided to start it again from the beginning using another electronics kit. This kit is more complicated than the kit that we used before, it has 750 projects, yes, thats a lot. If you haven’t read our previous electronics projects please click here, here and here.

We started from the very basic of circuit, Project 1; Electric Light and Switch.
The objective from this project is to show how electricity is turned “ON” or OFF” with a switch. Continue reading

# Science Project: Renewable Energy | Geothermal Energy Pt 1

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Today we did a science project about Geothermal energy. First, I explained that we can use natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat to produce energy known as renewable energy or green energy.

This is part 1 of our Geothermal energy experiments. What is Geothermal energy? Geothermal energy is an energy that is generated by earth’s heat. Geo means “earth” and thermal means “heat”. The heat inside the Earth is intense enough to melt rocks. Those molten rocks are known as magma. Because magma is less dense than the rocks surrounding it, it rises to the surface. Sometimes magma escapes through cracks in the Earth’s crust, erupting out of Continue reading