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Flow Blocks

Group: Lifelong Kindergarten
Researchers: Oren Zuckerman & Mitchel Resnick
Project Web site: none

Flow Blocks are wooden blocks with embedded electronics that snap to each other using magnetic connectors, allowing children to easily form different paths. When a path is created, children send light through the blocks, creating a dynamic sequences of moving lights. With Flow Blocks, 6-10 year-olds children playfully explore abstract concepts that are considered "too-hard" for their age group, such as accumulation, iteration, rate-of-change, and probability.

Flow Blocks