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To celebrate National Week of Making (June 17th to June 23rd 2023) we have teamed up with MIT graduate and author Jasmine Florentine to bring you some fun STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities and the chance to win two fabulous prizes!
Hex Allen and the Clanksmiths is Jasmine’s first book, a middle grade adventure series where STEM meets magic! In a world of magical beings, Hex Allen, Cam and Fuse have only their wits, creativity and the “mysterious, forgotten arts of science and engineering” to outsmart monsters on their quest to find the Wishing Wyrm.
Throughout the book, Hex Allen and the Clanksmiths “use everything from electromagnets to water balloon launchers” to get out of a bunch of scrapes and make some fantastic gadgets.
The book includes beautifully illustrated instructions for building each gadget and the tutorial for building an LED lamp to trick an ogre is available to download free of charge on Jasmine’s website.
Accompanying the tutorial, Jasmine has filmed two fantastic videos featuring read-alouds from her book and time-lapse video clips showing how to build fantastic gadgets from Hex Allen and the Clanksmiths including the LED lamp and a motorized cart.
In our National Week of Making giveaway, we are giving you the chance to win a copy of Hex Allen and the Clanksmiths and a HUE HD Pro document camera, the perfect companion for creating your own STEM tutorials, filming or streaming read-alongs, making stop motion movies, time-lapse videos and more!
To enter the giveaway, follow @HUEcameras and @jrflorentine on Instagram or Twitter and comment on the giveaway post with your favorite subject from the acronym STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math).
The giveaway opens for entries on June 16th and closes June 21st 2023. T&Cs apply.
Visit jasmineflorentine.com to discover more about Jasmine’s growing collection of STEM Education resources, including paper pets and Ticklebots.