Green information technology and classroom discussions

Reading Time: 5 minutes The global IT industry generates as much CO2 as the aviation industry. In Hello World issue 17, we learn about the hidden impact of our IT use and the changes we can make from Beverly Clarke, national community manager for Computing at School and author of Computer Science Teacher: Insight Into the Computing Classroom. Beverly…… Continue reading Green information technology and classroom discussions

5750 Scottish children code to raise awareness of climate change with Code Club

Reading Time: 4 minutes This month, the team behind our Code Club programme supported nearly 6000 children across Scotland to “code against climate change” during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. “The scale of what we have achieved is outstanding. We have supported over 5750 young learners to code projects that are both engaging and meaningful…… Continue reading 5750 Scottish children code to raise awareness of climate change with Code Club

Digital making projects about protecting our planet

Reading Time: 4 minutes Explore our new free pathway of environmental digital making projects for young people! These new step-by-step projects teach learners Scratch coding and include real-world data — from data about the impact of deforestation on wildlife to sea turtle tracking information. By following along with the digital making projects online, young people will discover how they…… Continue reading Digital making projects about protecting our planet

Clean up the planet with awesome robot arms in Trash Rage from Giant Lazer

Reading Time: 8 minutes VR has the power to educate as well as entertain, but designing experiences that do both successfully is easier said than done. Luckily, the team over at Giant Lazer were more than up to the task when they created the sci-fi arcade experience Trash Rage. Tasked with cleaning up a planet ravaged with pollution and…… Continue reading Clean up the planet with awesome robot arms in Trash Rage from Giant Lazer

HackSpace magazine 10: build a drone

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you’re a subscriber to HackSpace magazine you’ll already know all about issue 10. For the rest of you who’ve yet to subscribe, issue 10 is out today! Build a drone Ever since Icarus flew too close to the sun, man has dreamed of flight. Thanks to brushless motors, cheaper batteries than ever before, and…… Continue reading HackSpace magazine 10: build a drone

Weekend Project: Celebrate Earth Day with This 3D Printed Greenhouse Dome

Reading Time: 3 minutes With Earth Day coming up this weekend, why not celebrate by 3D printing a DIY greenhouse dome for your garden? Polish up that green thumb, it’s time to use those maker skills for a Mother Nature-approved project.   Nature is filled with majestic plants, vibrant flowers, and ripe fruits, all of which tend to tickle the…… Continue reading Weekend Project: Celebrate Earth Day with This 3D Printed Greenhouse Dome

Scientists Accidentally Create Mutant Enzyme that Eats Plastic

Reading Time: 3 minutes In what could be a major ecological breakthrough, scientists have accidentally invented a mutant enzyme that likes to feast on PET plastic. We love 3D printing, but it’s sometimes hard to reconcile the joy of fabricating a 3D object with the plastic waste that is generated. Trial and error is the nature of the hobby…… Continue reading Scientists Accidentally Create Mutant Enzyme that Eats Plastic

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