ISTE Standards & NGSS Science & Engineering Practies

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Twinkle Book With Ribbon Closure

I made this journal for a friend using LilyPad LEDs, a Tiny Sparker, and watercolor paper decorated with liquid acrylic ink. 

Watch it Twinkle Here:

The book measures 5" X 7".  The covers are made from binder's board.  The book block was sewn together with linen thread.

I cut a section out of the book block in order to accommodate the battery.  I had to cover up the beautiful blue paste paper on the inside covers, because I deconstructed the book in order to add electronic components after having already assembled it. 

While making this was a good experiment, I don't love the exposed electronic components.

NGSS Framework Practices Addressed

1.  Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
2.  Developing and using models
3.  Planning and carrying out investigations
6.  Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
8.  Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information