In this activity, students will work with the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education NXT to discover the effects of microgravity on a gyroscope. Watch STEM integration come to life in your classroom, as learners explore scientific laws dealing with kinesthetic energy, use technology and engineering skills to develop and program a working GyroBot, and use math and language skills to adequately communicate their findings.
It has been reported that this book has been used by seventh graders!
A long but very interest post on a project to implement flocking using a group of Lego Mindstorms NXT robots.
Long, excellent article about Legos being used to help get kids interested in engineering.
Scratch 2.0 is now available to use, and it brings with it a ton of improvements including Scratch 2.0 allows you to create, edit, and view projects directly in your web browser. (You no longer have to download or upload projects or install any software.)
Teaching Kids Programming is an non-profit organization of volunteer programmers and school teachers who have developed a framework designed specifically for teaching basic programming to children aged 10 and up.
Use this course to teach your kids to program with C#.
A series of very short videos explaining now to program.
Free online course for students as young as 10 is designed to ignite interest in programming
Simple, and mostly-inexpensive activities to introduce computational thinking to K-12 children