Interactive Explorers in the NMS Lobby

You may have noticed during your last visit to NMS that we had some famous guests in the lobby. Mrs. Worth’s Social Studies class learned about explorers and made life-size drawings of them that were interactive. With help from Mr. Worth and his Tech Crew, the class designed buttons for each explorer that when pressed, would allow the explorer to speak to their audience with some fun facts! Our students love to visit the explorers on their way to class and learn a new fun fact each time!

The buttons were wired to a Makey Makey and a Raspberry Pi and were programmed with scratch. Not only was this a great learning experience about the explorers but it was also a meaningful lesson in technology and perseverance!

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