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Library NExT

Library NExT (Network of Education x Training) is a series of workshops for elementary, middle, and high school students on topics including circuits, Python programming language, virology, and 55+ other STEAM courses. Initially started as a pilot program at six San Diego libraries in 2017, it has expanded to 24 locations in 2021 with plans to be offered at all City of San Diego library locations. This San Diego Public Library program is a collaboration with UC San Diego Extension and Sally Ride Science.

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For more information, contact us at LibraryNext@sandiego.gov.
 
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Summer 2022 Library NExT Programs

   Summer 2022 Courses are here!

Programs from July through September are either in-person or virtual via Zoom. Registration opens approximately one (1) month prior to course date for all programs. If supplies are needed for virtual programs, you will receive an email directing you to an open library branch location to pick up your supplies. Zoom links for virtual programs will be sent to your provided email address within 24 hours of the programs.

 

July

Craftronics
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Point Loma/Hervey | Level: Elementary School (3rd - 5th Grade)
 
Explore the basics of circuits and electronic elements by using them in various craft projects. Build a moving origami swan, construct moving robot bugs, and light effects cards. The workshop combines crafting and technology to bring your creations to life. Each student will take home a working electronic craft. This is an in-person workshop.
 
Slime and Non-Newtonian Fluids
Saturday, July 9, 2022 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: North Park | Level: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)
 
Slime: It’s slippery, gooey and oozy. But did you know you can use slime to model phenomena in the natural world? Just like slime, Earth’s glaciers, mudslides and quaking bogs are made of fluids that are neither liquid nor solid. Prepare for slimy fun as we investigate the interplay between viscosity, friction and gravity. Slime recipes included! This is an in-person workshop.
 
Virtual Discovery through Reading and Writing
Saturday, July 9, 2022 | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.| Register Here
Location: SDPL Virtual Branch | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)
 
Get inspired to write your own stories! This course will examine the mechanics of storytelling through classic picture books. Students will learn the basics of creative writing and discover sure-fire ways to craft a story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. By the end of the course, students will have started on their way to creating their own book. This is a virtual workshop.
 
Slime and Non-Newtonian Fluids
Monday, July 11, 2022 | 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Otay-Mesa Nestor | Level: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)
 
Slime: It’s slippery, gooey and oozy. But did you know you can use slime to model phenomena in the natural world? Just like slime, Earth’s glaciers, mudslides and quaking bogs are made of fluids that are neither liquid nor solid. Prepare for slimy fun as we investigate the interplay between viscosity, friction and gravity. Slime recipes included! This is an in-person workshop.
 
Virtual Game Development and Design
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Register Here
Location: SDPL Virtual Branch | Level: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)
 
Take your first steps in learning how to build a professional 3D game! Students will explore game engines, tools to make video games, and databases to get the resources they need to build a video game. This class will also cover video game mechanics, the programming logic behind the mechanics, and how they work with your favorite games. This is a non-programming class. This is virtual workshop. 
 
Gorging on Geology
Saturday, July 16, 2022 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Logan Heights| Level: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)
 
Desserts meet geology in this delicious scientific mash-up! Students will learn about rocks and minerals while making yummy treats (for instance, sugar crystals) inspired by Earth’s inner layers. If you love to cook and learn about Earth science, then this is the class for you. This is an in-person workshop. Note: Each student must have a food release form signed by a parent or guardian. Students who do not have an approved form cannot participate in the class.
 
Gorging on Geology
Monday, July 18, 2022 | 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Tierrasanta | Level: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)
 
Desserts meet geology in this delicious scientific mash-up! Students will learn about rocks and minerals while making yummy treats (for instance, sugar crystals) inspired by Earth’s inner layers. If you love to cook and learn about Earth science, then this is the class for you. This is an in-person workshop. Note: Each student must have a food release form signed by a parent or guardian. Students who do not have an approved form cannot participate in the class.
 
Virtual Craftronics
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Register Here
Location: SDPL Virtual Branch | Level: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)
 
Explore the basics of circuits and electronic elements by using them in various craft projects. Build a moving origami swan, construct moving robot bugs, and light effects cards. The workshop combines crafting and technology to bring your creations to life. Each student will take home a working electronic craft. This is a virtual workshop.
 

Virtual Squid Dissection
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. | Register Here
Location: SDPL Virtual Branch | Level: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)

Things may get a little inky as students work together to dissect a virtual squid. Students will develop scientific research skills as they learn about squids and other animals that make their homes in ocean ecosystems. This is a virtual workshop.
 

Electric Vegetables
Saturday, July 23, 2022 | 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Mission Valley | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)

Students will work together in small groups to create their own vegetable batteries. After learning about how batteries work, students will use hands-on problem-solving techniques to figure out how to assemble components into a working battery and how to measure the voltage created. This is an in-person program.
 

Craftronics
Saturday, July 23, 2022 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Paradise Hills | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)

Explore the basics of circuits and electronic elements by using them in various craft projects. Build a moving origami swan, construct moving robot bugs, and light effects cards. The workshop combines crafting and technology to bring your creations to life. Each student will take home a working electronic craft. This is an in-person workshop.
 

Earthquakes in your Backyard
Saturday, July 23, 2022 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Tierrasanta | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)

Discover the geologic activity happening all around us by examining Southern California’s fault systems. Students will explore recent earthquake activity using online tools from the US Geological survey and learn how to interpret an earthquake’s magnitude by conducting experiments to better understand the mechanics of earthquake faults. Students will gain a better understanding of how best to prepare for a large earthquake. This is an in-person workshop.
 

Slimy Sea Creatures
Saturday, July 23, 2022 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Oak Park | Level: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)

Want to learn about sea stars, sand dollars, moon snails and other slimy creatures? In this course, students will act as marine biologists as they discover the secrets of how octopuses change color and how oysters make pearls. Students will finish by creating artwork inspired by their underwater exploration. This is an in-person workshop.
 

Marine Mammals of California
Monday, July 25, 2022 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Central - Children's Library | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)

This workshop introduces students to the many marine mammals native to San Diego, including seals, sea lions, dolphins, and great whales. Through hands-on activities, students will learn about marine mammal adaptations, such as echolocation in whales and locomotion in seals and sea lions. Students will sculpt their favorite animal out of clay for a fridge magnet souvenir. This is an in-person workshop.
 

Game Development and Design
Monday, July 25, 2022 | 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Otay-Mesa Nestor | Level: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)

Take your first steps in learning how to build a professional 3D game! Students will explore game engines, tools to make video games, and databases to get the resources they need to build a video game. This class will also cover video game mechanics, the programming logic behind the mechanics, and how they work with your favorite games. This is a non-programming class. This is an in-person workshop. 
 

Slimy Sea Creatures
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Point Loma/Hervey | Level: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)

Want to learn about sea stars, sand dollars, moon snails and other slimy creatures? In this course, students will act as marine biologists as they discover the secrets of how octopuses change color and how oysters make pearls. Students will finish by creating artwork inspired by their underwater exploration. This is an in-person workshop.
 

Virtual Exploring the Science of Harry Potter
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Register Here
Location: SDPL Virtual Branch | Level: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)

Students will explore the science and magic of the world of Harry Potter through video clips, presentations, discussions, activities and artwork. Topics include genetics and trait prediction (parseltongue, giants, squibs), acid/base chemistry (Marauder’s Map), fantastic beasts, and herbology. Science has never been so magical! This is a virtual workshop.
 

Natural Wonders of San Diego
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 | 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)

The geology of San Diego is as global as it is local. Did you know our bays are relict canyons from the last ice age? This workshop will tour various canyons, coastlines, and mountains within the region investigating the clues our rock record leaves about how things came to be. Students will simulate some of the processes that shape the world around them, developing a greater model for their place in the natural world. This is an in-person workshop.
 

Virtual Exploring the Science of Harry Potter
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Register Here
Location: SDPL Virtual Branch | Level: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)

Students will explore the science and magic of the world of Harry Potter through video clips, presentations, discussions, activities and artwork. Topics include genetics and trait prediction (parseltongue, giants, squibs), acid/base chemistry (Marauder’s Map), fantastic beasts, and herbology. Science has never been so magical! This is a virtual workshop.
 

Electric Vegetables
Saturday, July 30, 2022 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Linda Vista | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)

Students will work together in small groups to create their own vegetable batteries. After learning about how batteries work, students will use hands-on problem-solving techniques to figure out how to assemble components into a working battery and how to measure the voltage created. This is an in-person program.
 

Virtual Reality Programming
Saturday, July 30, 2022 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Rancho Bernardo | Level: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)

This course offers an introduction to virtual reality programming using a game engine, which are commonly used to program virtual reality games. Students will learn key terms in VR development and participate in a demonstration of how this is often done in the instructor's preferred game engine. Ample examples of where this is used in real VR games will be provided. At the end of the course, the instructor will provide free game resources to students, allowing them to further explore VR on their own. This is an in-person workshop.
 

Virtual Internet Programming and Web Design
Saturday, July 30, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Register Here
Location: SDPL Virtual Branch | Level: High School (9th-12th Grade)

Students will learn how to design and build their own websites using HTML and CSS, using templates to build a website to highlight a topic of their choice, such as a favorite hobby, a blog, or DIY projects. Students will also learn how to change the look and feel of their website using Cascading Style Sheets. By the end of class, each student will have created their own web page! This is a virtual workshop.
 

August

Intro to Python Programming: Game On!
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 | 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Mission Valley | Level: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)
 
This course will introduce students to Python programming and the basics of computer science. Students will learn how to program in the Python language and become familiar with common computer science practices. Student will have a chance to make their own versions of common games in Python, adding in features they like. This is an in-person workshop.
 
Natural Wonders of San Diego
Saturday, August 6, 2022 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Paradise Hills | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)
 
The geology of San Diego is as global as it is local. Did you know our bays are relict canyons from the last ice age? This workshop will tour various canyons, coastlines, and mountains within the region investigating the clues our rock record leaves about how things came to be. Students will simulate some of the processes that shape the world around them, developing a greater model for their place in the natural world. This is an in-person workshop.
 
Craftronics
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 | 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: San Ysidro | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)
 
Explore the basics of circuits and electronic elements by using them in various craft projects. Build a moving origami swan, construct moving robot bugs, and light effects cards. The workshop combines crafting and technology to bring your creations to life. Each student will take home a working electronic craft. This is an in-person workshop.
 

Virtual Rocket Science
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Location: SDPL Virtual Branch | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)

Calling all future rocket scientists! Explore rocket technology and design, and then build and launch your own paper rocket model. This is a virtual workshop.
 
Space Out
Saturday, August 13, 2022 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Central - Children's Library | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)
 
The lure of space exploration offers a powerful way to ignite students’ interest in science, technology and engineering. This course will guide students on a tour of our solar system and beyond and how to plan their own mission to a distant destination. Students will gain a base of knowledge to build on as they move ahead with their studies in astronomy, Earth science, engineering and more. This is an in-person workshop.
                          
Virtual Animation and Video Game Design Using Scratch
Saturday, August 13, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Register Here
Location: SDPL Virtual Branch | Level: High School (9th-12th Grade)
 
Make zombies, princesses and flying carpets come to life as you develop your own online game! Using the computer program Scratch, students will learn about character and storyboard design as well as basic animation to create their own games. No prior computer coding experience is required. This is a virtual workshop.
 
Craftronics
Saturday, August 13, 2022 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Pacific Beach/Taylor | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)
 
Explore the basics of circuits and electronic elements by using them in various craft projects. Build a moving origami swan, construct moving robot bugs, and light effects cards. The workshop combines crafting and technology to bring your creations to life. Each student will take home a working electronic craft. This is an in-person workshop.
 
Making of a Super Hero: Fiction, Fantasy, and the Real World
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)
 
Through video clips, presentations, discussions and group work, students will explore the hero’s journey in literature and the real world. Participants will learn about the concept of the hero’s journey, the attributes of a hero, identify their own “super powers,” and explore how science, technology, psychology and medicine contribute to today’s heroes. This is an in-person workshop.
 
Peering into the Profession of Pharmacy
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: University Community | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)
 
Did you know that pharmacists are probably the most accessible professionals in the healthcare system, and you can reach them anytime without an appointment? Learn about the fascinating and impactful profession of pharmacy! Students will explore several foundational topics, including what pharmacists do and the numerous pharmacy career pathways. Through a Q & A conversation with a practicing pharmacist, students will discover how pharmacists serve the community and make a difference in improving our health. This is an in-person workshop.
 
Eclipse
Saturday, August 20, 2022 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: North Park | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)
 
Much folklore surrounds eclipses, which occur when one celestial body passes through the shadow of another. In this workshop, students will explore the evolution of the science that led to the current view of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. From this foundation, students will learn how to predict and observe eclipses and will build pinhole cameras that will allow them to observe an eclipse safely. This is an in-person workshop.
 
Making of a Super Hero: Fiction, Fantasy, and the Real World
Saturday, August 20, 2022 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Valencia Park/Malcolm X | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)
 

Through video clips, presentations, discussions and group work, students will explore the hero’s journey in literature and the real world. Participants will learn about the concept of the hero’s journey, the attributes of a hero, identify their own “super powers,” and explore how science, technology, psychology and medicine contribute to today’s heroes. This is an in-person workshop.

Space Out
Saturday, August 20, 2022 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Skyline Hills | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)
 
The lure of space exploration offers a powerful way to ignite students’ interest in science, technology and engineering. This course will guide students on a tour of our solar system and beyond and how to plan their own mission to a distant destination. Students will gain a base of knowledge to build on as they move ahead with their studies in astronomy, Earth science, engineering and more. This is an in-person workshop.
 
Tiny Houses
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: San Ysidro | Level: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)
 
The tiny house movement is sweeping the country! Get the inside scoop on how and why people are designing houses that take up about 15 percent of the space of a traditional home. Students will learn about tiny house architecture, social responsibility, and community. Students will design and build their own tiny houses out of clay and found materials. This is an in-person workshop.
 
Virtual Peering into the Profession of Pharmacy
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Location: SDPL Virtual Branch | Level: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)
 
Did you know that pharmacists are probably the most accessible professionals in the healthcare system, and you can reach them anytime without an appointment? Learn about the fascinating and impactful profession of pharmacy! Students will explore several foundational topics, including what pharmacists do and the numerous pharmacy career pathways. Through a Q & A conversation with a practicing pharmacist, students will discover how pharmacists serve the community and make a difference in improving our health. This is a virtual workshop.
 
Virtual Disney Style: Act, Sing, and Sketch
Saturday, August 27, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. | Register Here
Location: SDPL Virtual Branch | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)
 

Do you love to perform? Let's virtually dance, sing and act out our favorite songs and scenes from the movies you love! By the end of this program, students will know active vocal warm-ups, physical stretches, and tongue twisters to help them get ready to perform. They will know an arsenal of Disney songs, dance choreography, and will learn to work with scene partners and perform short scenes. This is a virtual workshop.

Surviving Space
Saturday, August 27, 2022 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Linda Vista | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)

Explore the wonders of space! Investigate the environment of space, different types of planets, and the current technology keeping humans alive both on Earth and outer space. This class will touch upon basic research including identifying authoritative research materials, search methods, and database research. This is an in-person workshop.
 
Peering into the Profession of Pharmacy
Saturday, August 27, 2022 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Valencia Park/Malcolm X | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)
 

Did you know that pharmacists are probably the most accessible professionals in the healthcare system, and you can reach them anytime without an appointment? Learn about the fascinating and impactful profession of pharmacy! Students will explore several foundational topics, including what pharmacists do and the numerous pharmacy career pathways. Through a Q & A conversation with a practicing pharmacist, students will discover how pharmacists serve the community and make a difference in improving our health. This is an in-person workshop.

Virtual Peering into the Profession of Pharmacy
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. | Register Here
Location: SDPL Virtual Branch | Level: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)

Did you know that pharmacists are probably the most accessible professionals in the healthcare system, and you can reach them anytime without an appointment? Learn about the fascinating and impactful profession of pharmacy! Students will explore several foundational topics, including what pharmacists do and the numerous pharmacy career pathways. Through a Q & A conversation with a practicing pharmacist, students will discover how pharmacists serve the community and make a difference in improving our health. This is a virtual workshop.

September

Game Development and Design
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Oak Park | Level: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)
 
Take your first steps in learning how to build a professional 3D game! Students will explore game engines, tools to make video games, and databases to get the resources they need to build a video game. This class will also cover video game mechanics, the programming logic behind the mechanics, and how they work with your favorite games. This is a non-programming class. This is an in-person workshop. 
 
Peering into the Profession of Pharmacy
Saturday, September 10, 2022 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Rancho Peñasquitos | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)
 
Did you know that pharmacists are probably the most accessible professionals in the healthcare system, and you can reach them anytime without an appointment? Learn about the fascinating and impactful profession of pharmacy! Students will explore several foundational topics, including what pharmacists do and the numerous pharmacy career pathways. Through a Q & A conversation with a practicing pharmacist, students will discover how pharmacists serve the community and make a difference in improving our health. This is an in-person workshop.
 
Space Out
Saturday, September 10, 2022 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Logan Heights | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)
 
The lure of space exploration offers a powerful way to ignite students’ interest in science, technology and engineering. This course will guide students on a tour of our solar system and beyond and how to plan their own mission to a distant destination. Students will gain a base of knowledge to build on as they move ahead with their studies in astronomy, Earth science, engineering and more. This is an in-person workshop.
 

Marine Mammals of California
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: University Community | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)

This workshop introduces students to the many marine mammals native to San Diego, including seals, sea lions, dolphins, and great whales. Through hands-on activities, students will learn about marine mammal adaptations, such as echolocation in whales and locomotion in seals and sea lions. Students will sculpt their favorite animal out of clay for a fridge magnet souvenir. This is an in-person workshop.
 
Making of a Super Hero: Fiction, Fantasy, and the Real World
Saturday, September 17, 2022 |1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Rancho Bernardo | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)
 
Through video clips, presentations, discussions and group work, students will explore the hero’s journey in literature and the real world. Participants will learn about the concept of the hero’s journey, the attributes of a hero, identify their own “super powers,” and explore how science, technology, psychology and medicine contribute to today’s heroes. This is an in-person workshop.
                          
Squid Dissection
Saturday, September 17, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Pacific Beach/Taylor | Level: Middle School (6th-8th Grade)
 
Things may get a little inky as students work together to dissect a real squid. Students will develop scientific research skills as they learn about squids and other animals that make their homes in ocean ecosystems. This is an in-person workshop.
 
Craftronics
Saturday, September 17, 2022 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Register Here
Location: Skyline Hills | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)
 
Explore the basics of circuits and electronic elements by using them in various craft projects. Build a moving origami swan, construct moving robot bugs, and light effects cards. The workshop combines crafting and technology to bring your creations to life. Each student will take home a working electronic craft. This is an in-person workshop.
 
Virtual Space Out
Saturday, September 17, 2022 | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. | Register Here
Location: SDPL Virtual Branch | Level: Elementary School (3rd-5th Grade)
 
The lure of space exploration offers a powerful way to ignite students’ interest in science, technology and engineering. This course will guide students on a tour of our solar system and beyond and how to plan their own mission to a distant destination. Students will gain a base of knowledge to build on as they move ahead with their studies in astronomy, Earth science, engineering and more. This is a virtual workshop.
 

STEAM Videos

The San Diego Public Library is excited to present a series of videos for our Library NExT STEAM programs! These fun videos will inspire and engage students of all ages to keep up on their STEAM studies while experiencing STEAM subjects and entertaining exploration!
 
For more Library NExT videos click here!
 

 

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The Great Geography Clues Game
 
Do you have what it takes to earn the crown of The Great Geography Clues Game? You will be exploring the world, while given several clues along the way in order to guess the famous place or city in question. Take the quiz and then challenge your family and friends to beat your score. Good luck!

 

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Glowies: Crafting with Instamorph
 
Learn about plastic casting and electronics with Instamorph - a safe, non-toxic, low temperature thermoplastic. Similar to hot glue but you can mold it, or shape it by hand. When it cools, it turns hard again. Put an LED in it while it's soft and attach a coin cell battery to make a "Glowie". The molds are also easy to make, from 100% silicone and cornstarch.

 

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Tiny Houses: Mini Architecture
 
Learn all about the tiny house design process.

 

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Craftronics: Popsicle Stick Flashlight
 
Learn how to create a simple circuit flashlight project using the items around the house like popsicle sticks, binder clips and aluminum foil.

 

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Introduction to Python Programming
 
Get a jump start into python programming. This video covers the installation of python with Anaconda, print statements, and variables. After viewing the video, you have a chance to study python programming with a free textbook provided in the links below.

 

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SketchUp
 
SketchUp is a free 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architecture, furniture design, 3D printing, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design. In this short video, you will learn how to build a simple 3D object using basic commands and tools which will allow you to turn all your ideas into 3 dimensions.

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