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Photon Runs at Valor Collegiate Academy

posted Jan 8, 2015, 8:59 AM by Karl Wendt   [ updated Jan 19, 2015, 10:49 AM ]

We began our hands-on learning for the Photon robotics project with an explosive exploration into 
where matter comes from and how it gets to earth. The students made balloon supernovas, 
an accretion disk, a planet and then they even mined their 'planets' for gold. They also learned 
about matter and energy, atoms, the elements, the periodic table, gravity and fusion. We then 
learned about electricity and magnetism by building and testing our own magnets, batteries, 
electromagnets and motors. Finally, we applied what we learned about matter and energy while 

building our maze navigating Photon bots!