Programming 3D Shapes in Scratch with Grade 7s

A teacher asked me for a way to integrate some technology into sketching and creating 3D shapes. I know there are a ton of apps out there that would likely work BUT I’ve been on a “Scratch-Kick” lately and thought I’d see what sort of assignment I could come up with.
Take a look and let me know what you think. The .DOC is at the end of the post of you want to download the assignment. There’s a rubric included that incorporates Grade 7 math and art curriculum expectations.

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Wiring an Arduino with one button and one LED

A basic assignment you may want to do with your students is the wiring of an LED to a button. This helps to illustrate the flow of electricity, shows them how to use a button and gives the a little control over the circuit. As simple as it is, they’ll enjoy being able to see the LED light up when they click the button. You can challenge those students that are ahead of the group to help others with their wiring or to try wiring up two, three, four or more LEDs.

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