Welcome to the Apps for Kids Highlight – May Edition
May is the most delightful month of spring; the joy of spring is all around us. Flowers bloom, birds return, and we can all get our natural vitamins from the sun. This month, we have lots of cool ideas and stories to share. We hope you enjoy the May newsletter from SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids!
Check out these cool projects that we selected this month. Congratulations to the inspired designers! Check out all the shared projects on the Apps for Kids Website.
In the Spotlight
Last March 8 was International Women’s Day, the day set aside to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality around the world. Women have made remarkable progress towards increasing their participation in higher education, but they are still under-represented in all science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines worldwide. #Breakthebias was the theme this year, and Dassault Systèmes is more than ever engaged in doing it within and outside its company.
GIRLS AT SCHOOL AND IN STEM PROGRAMS
Let Girls Go to School is a simple statement. Around the world, 129 million girls are out of school, including 32 million of primary school age, 30 million of lower-secondary school age, and 67 million of upper-secondary school age. Investing in girls’ education transforms communities, countries and the entire world. Girls who receive an education are less likely to marry young and more likely to lead healthy, productive lives. They earn higher incomes, participate in the decisions that most affect them, and build better futures for themselves and their families.
Girls’ education strengthens economies and reduces inequality. It contributes to more stable, resilient societies that give all individuals – including boys and men – the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
Click here to continue reading about the whole story.
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Inspiration and Challenges
May 20 is World Bee Day. The purpose of this international day is to acknowledge the role of bees in the ecosystem. How important are bees to us? Google search shows one out of every three bites you put in your mouth was pollinated by bees. In order to celebrate this incredible pollinator, we propose you to create your own cute little bee with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids.
To create it, nothing more simple: watch this video, and follow the instructions:
Do you want to see your kids’ designs on the SOLIDWORKS Education Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram? Share their Apps for Kids creation on social media, mentioning #WorldBeeDay AND #swa4k, and we might feature them on our channels!
Tips and Tricks
Here is a quick tip for working with bodies.
Did you know that you can hide and show bodies? When you have a project with several bodies, it can sometimes be difficult to select or edit areas occluded by other bodies.
Check out these two quick examples of how you can hide and show a body to shape and then style your project
Learn more about how to sharpen and smooth edges in the tutorial video page on the Apps for Kids website and the search for “hide”.
Thank you from us all in the Apps for Kids Team!
Useful info and links:
- Apps for Kids Video Gallery
- Apps for Kids FAQ
- Sign up for an individual creator account, or a classroom account today!
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