Archive for the ‘Fundraising’ Category

A-B event showcases science, technology

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Discover STEM, a biannual event, is designed to ignite student — and adult — interest in science, technology, engineering, and math as well as to encourage careers in these fields. Discover STEM also served as the debut of the A-B Robotics Club, whose members were selling HEXBUGS, small mechanical “bugs” that respond to touch and sound, to raise money and awareness for the club.

Read the full story on wickedlocal.com

For more information about the HEXBUG fundraiser, check out the Fundraising page on HEXBUG.com.

Charge of the HEXBUGs

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

The HEXBUG product line can have more presence in the classroom than just fundraising for your school group.  Dr. Marsh over at powertolearn.com gives some examples of how to use the HEXBUG in the classroom to challenge your students.

Whether you’re a gadget junkie or not, you’ll fall in love with the little micro-robotic creatures called Hexbugs.  The 2.25″ *1.25″* 2.25″ wonders weigh just .038 lbs making them a perfect size to fit right into the palm of your hand. If you turn them on and keep them in your palm, their six little legs will tickle your skin as they try to get out of your hand. As soon as you put them down on a flat surface, they’ll take off wandering wherever they please (except on heavy carpet) until you or your students decide to tame them. -And that’s where the fun comes in.

http://www.powertolearn.com/articles/software_reviews_for_teachers/article.shtml?ID=25