Thanks to Patty Eyer for reminding me about this great resource. DIY.org is a neat website on which kids
can find dozens of DIY projects that they can do on their own or with
their parents. DIY.org provides videos and instructions on how to do the
projects. After going through the directions kids then try to complete
the project. When they’ve completed the project they can take a picture
and upload it to their DIY.org portfolios. Kids can share examples of
their projects through DIY.org.
Kids cannot register on DIY.org without a
parent’s permission. Parents have their own DIY.org dashboards that they
can use to track the activities of their children. Children registered
on DIY.org have aliases and cartoon avatar pictures.
Applications for Education
DIY.org could be a great source of project
ideas for parents and their children to work on together. Through the
project challenges students can learn about biology, electricity, music,
computer science, physics, geography, and more.