Given that there are so many things that you can do with 4DFrame educational materials,
we are always keeping our eyes (and ears) open for both fun and useful tips on how
to use it. Normally, they appear one at a time on this site’s front page until replaced
by a new one. This web page will be a place to refer to those from the past.
#1 - Looking for some fun activities for your grade school students, museum or science
centre visitors? Check out these 11 new projects for children in grades 1 through
#2 - Do it like this! When you put the colored tubes on the 4DFrame connectors, pinch
the end of the tube together between your thumb and forefinger, so that the crossection
of the tube becomes an oval instead of being circular. Where the oval is widest fits
over the connector perfectly; insert the connector there. Once the tube is in place,
release your grip. This will make the tube hold better on the connector, and it also
helps the 4DFrame material last much longer.
#3 - Many schools and science centers that bought the large and medium-sized 4DFrame
boxes put their materials (tubes and connectors, etc.) in storage boxes that are
easier to handle. Stores like IKEA and Clas Ohlson have a variety of good boxes to
choose from. Many people prefer to put the materials involved in tool-type boxes
with lots of compartments. It's a fun way to reinforce the theme "build and construct,"
and that it is about technology.
#4 - How can we create enthusiasm for science and technology? See Umevatoriet’s shining
example; Moonbase Umega!
#5 - What did the participants do for activities at the first 4DFrame workshop held
by Nordic4DFrame in their new office in Vaxholm? Click here to see for yourself!