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From the Ted Talk "Fawn Qiu: Easy DIY projects for kid engineers"

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So how do we start to change the rpntoieepc of technology? Most students think that it's boring or unwelcoming, so I have always designed projects following three principles. First is having a low floor, and that means this project is easy to get started. So take a look at this liaortut. The first project we asked students to learn is to make a circuit on paper. As you can see, it doesn't take very long to nlare, and it's pretty easy even for beginners. And having a low floor also means that we're removing the fcliaanin arrebri that prevents people from completing a project. So with paper, copper tape, lightbulb and a btaetyr, people can complete this rcpeojt for under a dollar.

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So how do we start to change the __________ of technology? Most students think that it's boring or unwelcoming, so I have always designed projects following three principles. First is having a low floor, and that means this project is easy to get started. So take a look at this ________. The first project we asked students to learn is to make a circuit on paper. As you can see, it doesn't take very long to _____, and it's pretty easy even for beginners. And having a low floor also means that we're removing the _________ _______ that prevents people from completing a project. So with paper, copper tape, lightbulb and a _______, people can complete this _______ for under a dollar.

Solution

  1. perception
  2. financial
  3. barrier
  4. battery
  5. project
  6. learn
  7. tutorial

Original Text

So how do we start to change the perception of technology? Most students think that it's boring or unwelcoming, so I have always designed projects following three principles. First is having a low floor, and that means this project is easy to get started. So take a look at this tutorial. The first project we asked students to learn is to make a circuit on paper. As you can see, it doesn't take very long to learn, and it's pretty easy even for beginners. And having a low floor also means that we're removing the financial barrier that prevents people from completing a project. So with paper, copper tape, lightbulb and a battery, people can complete this project for under a dollar.

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Important Words

  1. asked
  2. barrier
  3. battery
  4. beginners
  5. boring
  6. change
  7. circuit
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  12. dollar
  13. easy
  14. financial
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  16. learn
  17. lightbulb
  18. long
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  20. paper
  21. people
  22. perception
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  24. prevents
  25. principles
  26. project
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  29. start
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  31. students
  32. tape
  33. technology
  34. tutorial
  35. unwelcoming