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Becoming the Next Elon Musk: Robotics Projects for Kids

Lily Dodge Education

Who doesn’t dream of being able to create awesome robots that can obey your every command? From Tony Stark’s sleek workshop in The Avengers to the helpful household robots in The Jetsons, robotics have captured our imagination for generations. Fortunately for us living in the 21st century, robots are no longer science fiction – there are real people doing groundbreaking work in this …

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STEM Teacher Success Story #1: Amherst Middle School

Oscar Pedroso Education, success stories

Look at those smiles! When we first met Library Media Teacher, Drew Schmidle, at Amherst Middle School, he came to us with a unique problem. Not only was he using various hands-on projects in the classroom, but he was also using quite a bit of them and was unsure whether he was providing a guided path for his students to …

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Behold! Our New STEM Ambassador Program for Educators!

Rebecca Gray Education, News/Updates, Teachers

What Is The STEM Education Ambassador Program? Here at Thimble, we’re excited to roll out a special project of ours that we’ve been working on just for educators! Our new STEM Education Ambassador Program aims to inspire students with next-generation STEM skills by making engineering and computer science education more accessible, inspiring and fun. Educators will be able to teach …

Teaching Students Valuable STEM Skills With Thimble

Liz Education, Events, Teachers

Last week, we celebrated National Week of Making early by hosting a workshop at The Foundry with a group of freshmen and teachers from Health Sciences Charter School in Buffalo, NY! The Foundry is a business incubator / makerspace for anyone to use in the Buffalo area. They encourage entrepreneurs to rent their spaces and hold classes, workshops, and events …

Science Teacher Brings STEM Kits to the Classroom

David Brenner Education, Teachers

Cheryl Johnson and her son, Cole, have been Thimble subscribers since the beginning. Recently, a few members of the Thimble team got the chance to interview her and her prodigy-like son, who has been using Thimble kits since he was just a young boy. Cole is an aspiring young computer programmer, who wants to create projects and see them applied …