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    Spark!Lab's Distance Learning Activities

    Donald Bell
    Published on - April 27, 2020 by Donald Bell

    Teachers & Parents, #tinkertogether

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    The Draper Spark!Lab located in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is typically bustling with children and hands-on activities. But like many of us, recent events have pushed them to explore online resources as a way to continue their mission. 

    Today, we are thrilled to hear that Spark!Lab is using Tinkercad to help transform their most popular activities from the hands-on invention spaces into free online activities that anyone can participate in from their web browser. 

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    Currently there are five Spark!Lab activities available on Instructables: Help Clean Up the Ocean, Invent a Musical Instrument, Reinvent the Shopping Cart, Design a Spacecraft, and Design a Stadium. We encourage you to take a look at each of them and see if they can be useful tools for engaging your students.

    For more information on this announcement and Autodesk's ongoing collaboration with the Smithsonian, read the official post on the Autodesk News blog.


    Keep an eye on the Tinkercad blog and our social media channels (TwitterFacebook) for more step-by-step guides, design challenges and other inspiration.

    If you're a teacher, don't miss our contest running on Instructables, where you can submit a Tinkercad lesson you use with your students for a chance to win one of ten $500 Amazon gift cards.

    In the meantime, please see our recent posts titled Hello Tinkercad Friends! Let’s #TinkerTogether and Parents Guide to Starting Kids in Tinkercad. They provide more information on some of Tinkercad’s useful features for parents, teachers, and students.