More than 1.1 million people die in road accidents every year. Another 50 million are injured. Road safety is a world-wide problem.
Fortunately, there are ways to play it safe when in the car, on a bike, or walking down the street. You can be a part of the solution by sharing those tips with students at a local school and even with your own family. SEED created the Road Safety SEEDKIT with that idea in mind.
TV Report of the inauguration of the FabLab @ School #1 - Moscow, Russia - 1502 MPEI - June 9th 2011
In the month of June we had two types of events happening in SEED schools in Brazil. Unfortunately we do not do all the workshops in schools, because some were on strike. Soon we will post more information on how the workshop was!
Here is a brief about what happened in each event:
A total of ten workshops took place throughout Brazil. We used the SEED kit “Fruit Power” in eight of the events in order to help students to learn more about electricity. The volunteers and the students were also able to build a battery using lemons.
The other workshop used the “Connected Wisdom” SEED Kit, which teaches students how to explore the relationship between systemic thought, nature and folk tales from around the world.
Follow some volunteers testimonials:
On October 14th, 2010 a workshop was held at the Institute of Pediatrics Matagão Gesteira, using the SEEDKIT Connected Wisdom. The institute is located in Rio de Janeiro and it is specialized in the treatment of children with cancer.
Volunteers Clarice Lomba, Diogo Alvim, Irving Naves, Mariana Mesquita and Varinia Boggino led the workshop which was attended by about 10 children accompanied by adults. They used Tales from the book of "Connected Wisdom”, through which the children were able to learn more about living systems.
Our objective with this workshop was to educate students in a relaxed way about the need to
preserve this important resource called water.
SEED workshops in Egypt
For the SEED team in Egypt, our main target with SEED affiliated schools is to help kids with their science curriculum.
The teachers have had difficulty teaching a lesson on energy transformation, i.e., the switch from one form of energy to another, and electricity. So we chose the Fruit Power SEEDKit to demonstrate these properties to the students.
First, I introduced them to the concept of energy and forms of energy by using materials from the class, then we began a discussion about electricity.
Continuation of the collaborative workshops using the OLPC XO laptop. Claudia Urrea facilitated the workshop with the help of Reuben Caron, both members of the OLPC team. This workshop introduced the gogo board and related robotics activities.
Gogo Board General Topics & Questions