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FSA - Lisa's Project Group


Schedule for this week's Project Module Time

Tuesday: Introduction to Scratch and Microbit
Introduction to Scratch, an visual programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
Scratch resources:
Sprite Art intro video
Sprite Art Scratch tutorial
Sprite Art sample projects
The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that encourages kids to learn basic coding and programming skills. The Microbit features 25 LED lights, sensors ,and programmable buttons, which can be used for developing projects.
Wednesday and Thursday:
Fun with Satellite Module: Link to CubSats Activity Wiki
Activities in this module include designing a space mission badge, using google maps to develop a data driven story, and building a mockup of a cube satellite out of cardboard and programming a micro:bit to collect data.

Fun links about satellites:
Uplink-Downlink (game about transmitting data to satellites): 
NASA Worldview (view world events through satellite data): 
Google Earth Engine:
Friday: Guest Speaker (end at 1pm)

Who am I

Hi everyone, and welcome to my project group! This is a space for all of you to explore and be curious, and I strongly encourage you to ask as many questions as you can. Please feel free to reach out at any point with whatever questions and/or comments you might have! 

Now, a little about myself - I recently graduated (less than a month ago!) from the University of Chicago with a BA in Physics, and am an incoming Physics PhD student at MIT. When I'm not in the classroom/lab/on Zoom, I love baking, knitting, and playing instruments! This will be my first time participating in FSA, and I'm super excited to get to know all of you :-)

How to contact me:

email: iamlll@mit.edu
phone: 847-219-3734

Project Time Group Norms

To be filled out by us! A few preliminary norms for us all to follow:  
  • Be respectful to one another
  • Learning is a process; don't be afraid to make mistakes - learning from our failures is key to understanding how to improve!
  • Raise your hand (physically or with the Zoom reaction button) if you wish to speak - this will help prevent us from talking over each other :-) You're also more than welcome to type in the Zoom chat if doing so makes you more comfortable.

Project Group Link

Project Group: Monday - Thursday, 1pm -3pm
Zoom connection information:  https://mit.zoom.us/j/99720502081




Rocket Chat

If you've never used it before, this is rocket.chat! You should be able to log in with the same information you used to log into JWEL. Your first task is to try sending me a message here!