#babipurSTEM – World Wide Web
Yesterday marked 30 years since the invention of the World Wide Web. The web was invented by a British Scientist called Tim Berners-Lee we couldn’t resist this as a theme for the next challenge!
The Internet has changed our world in more ways than anyone ever thought possible. Freedom of information and access for all regardless of age or disabilities has been ensured by clever folk like Tim. It is arguably one of the greatest inventions of modern history and will serve future generations in ways we can’t yet possibly imagine.
We want you to explore the theme; ‘world wide web‘ this fortnight for the STEM challenge. We want to see what your little ones think the internet looks like, how it works and what amazing things it can be used for. Or you could show us what your favourite technologies are.
We are all for open ended toys and free play here at Babipur but technology has it’s place. Have any of your little ones been caught browsing the Babipur website perhaps?!
We asked our children what they thought the internet was and it led to some really creative answers. One of them took the concept very literally and said it was like a giant spider web, with information and wired connections all coming out from one central point or computer. We took this opportunity to discuss computer servers, data servers and storage. We then built a massive spider web on the floor with the Grimm’s tunnel pieces.
The second child saw it as a labyrinth with different coloured lines running everywhere, with comparisons to phone lines (the old cup and string experiment springs to mind here!)
The third child we let loose with the Crayon Rocks and his creation was lots of ‘wires’ apparently connecting ‘ALL the things’, we all had lots of fun.
How do you enter?
All you have to do is post a picture or video on your public Instagram account or in the Babipur Hangout Group on Facebook showing your little ones making learning fun with the World Wide Web as the theme. Use the tag #babipurSTEM so we can find your entries and on Instagram don’t forget to tag @babipur too!
Multiple entries are always encouraged and we’ll post some STEMspiration for you over the fortnight. The challenge will run for 2 weeks and entries will count from today up to Wednesday 27th March 2019 at 11am. Both the winner and the next challenge will be announced shortly after.
What’s the prize?
This fortnight we’ve got a trio of lovely prizes for you. The Grapat 3 Wooden Natural Nins to encourage open ended play. A Nin can be anything from a scientist to a ballerina or even a Babipur Team member working hard to get your orders out quickly! The PlanToys My First Phone is a great technology themed toy so whilst you’re having a look at our latest Instagram post for inspiration, your child can join in and copy you. We’re also going to add the Okonorm Coloured Chalks as they’re such a fab addition to your little one’s arts and craft box.
You can find a blog post >here< explaining the concept of STEM if you’re unfamiliar with the idea. Please feel free to ask us any questions, this challenge is all about having fun whilst exploring a simple theme in an educational way.
We can’t wait to see what you all come up with for this challenge. We love looking through your entries and seeing how you make learning fun with Babipur!