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Newton’s Attic provides remote learning STEM project kits, online lessons for home-bound students


Newton’s Attic, a local nonprofit, has developed mail-order project kits paired with both live and pre-recorded online lessons which can be followed at home in order to serve students and families whose schedules have been disrupted by school shutdowns in recent weeks.

The first project available to the public was a laser-cut tabletop catapult. Kits are available online for order, and the recorded live stream build, and the lesson is available on Newton’s Attic YouTube channel.

For each session, the stream will be saved and immediately re-uploaded, such that the project kit may be ordered at any time and built along with the recorded video even after the live event has passed.

Newton’s Attic is providing remote learning STEM project kits and online lessons for home-bound students. (Photo provided)

The first live stream took place on March 23 and will remain available to anyone who orders the kit in the future. The next project kit is in process and is available for order online here with the live stream lesson to be held April 3 at 1 p.m. EDT.

Kits include all supplies and materials needed for the project will include full instructions on how to build the projects as well as discussion of the physics and mechanics of the devices. The online lesson will be conducted by professional engineer and Newton’s Attic founder Bill Cloyd.

The catapult project kit and online lesson represented the pilot in a series of remote learning packages, which will cover a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math topics. These projects will give students the opportunity to learn, and along with others, discuss physical and scientific principles with adults, and conduct hands-on builds and experiments from home.

As of March 23, Newton’s Attic had sent 109 catapult kits throughout Lexington and the surrounding counties, as well as to families in Tennessee, Florida, Ohio, Illinois and Colorado.

Links

March 23 recorded lesson

Future Newton’s Attic Livestream Events

Project kit order page

Newton’s Attic website

From Newton’s Attic


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