This week's workshop activities
1. Craft - Hedwig Puppet
2. Key Points - Different Types of Communications
3. Collaborative - Newspaper Parts
4. Writing - Howlers - Complaint Letters
5. Math/Logic – Stastistics Charts
6. Character Connection - Overcoming Temptations
7. Big Activity – Listen to and perform a Radio Show
8. Movement – Robot Relay Race
Quests to do at home:
Make a telegraph.
Prepare the written Morse code symbols for a ten-word message or longer then send it for your partner to decipher.
Make your own sound effects studio.
Make illustrations showing the following types of radio waves: VHF, medium, long and short. Define the characteristics of each, (for example, “VHF bounce off of the ground or large objects.”)
Write your own radio show, complete with sound effects and advertisers.
Illustrate how radio waves travel. Differentiate between radio waves and electromagnetic waves. Log this in your wizard journal.
Listen to a radio show.
Make your own radio show.
Dramatize the use of the wireless in the rescue of the victims of the Titanic.
Demonstrate with an empty toilet paper roll or paper towel tube how sound can be amplified. State your hypothesis as to why this happens, in your wizard journal.
Make a newspaper full of news of your family.
Make a REAL Daily Prophet newspaper with moving pictures and video embedded into it. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/02/harry-potter-magic-actually-exist_n_7170114.html
Imagine you are Alexander Graham Bell, and it is a day after you invented the telephone. Write a letter telling your friend about the experience.
Locate Edinburgh, Scotland on the map and label with Alexander Graham Bell.
Make a radio.
Listen to a talk radio show. Call in to ask a question or share your opinion on the subject being discussed.
Make a timeline that tells the story of the invention of the radio.
Define telegraphy. Write the definition in your wizard journal.
Practice spelling words with Morse code by tapping a spoon on the table in code, while a partner deciphers the words.
Find out what they first transmissions via telegraph and telephone were. Pretend that you created a new type of communication. What would your first transmission be?
Make your own secret code or optical telegraphy system.