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Popular Mechanics: Safecast Has Revolutionized Citizen Science

"In the fallout of the Fukushima disaster, there was a global shortage of Geiger counters, devices used to measure radiation levels. Prices soared along with panic. “We didn’t know if we, our family, friends, neighbors or for that matter people throughout Japan were safe,"—so said Peiter Franken, a software engineer who was with his family in Tokyo as the tsunami hit, to Forbes in 2016. "It was a difficult situation and the lack of trustworthy data made everything worse.”

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Classroom Game Kit

Closed: Enter To Win Classroom Games Kit

Win A Classroom Games Kit

Enter to win a Classroom Games Kit from KitHub. 

The Classroom Games Kit offers two options for designing, building and playing games in the classroom.

  1. Quiz Show (Beginner) - host your own quiz show by making a buzzer and creating question cards. 
  2. Operation Table (Intermediate) - design and build your own operating table and remove parts that are stuck in your patient. Use our Robot template or draw your own character. 

Grades: K-8
Ages: 5+
Skill level: Beginner - Intermediate
Time: 2+ hours
Number of student kits: 12

Learn about the Classroom Games Kit and other KitHub STEAM Kits

Covers All Aspects of S-T-E-A-M

At first I didn't think that building a game button would cover all aspects of STEAM, but boy was I wrong. Students learned about electronic circuits, designed a game show box, wrote up game questions, kept track of points and some even hooked up their button to a Makey Makey where they had coded their own point calculator. Every game was different which made it really fun for the students to play each others' games.

Shirley Brown

Enter Contest

Terms and conditions: You must be 13 and over to enter. One entry per person. Contest ends December 31st, 2017, 12:00pm PT. Random drawing will be held on January 1st, 2018.