Learning Activities in Colours and Rainbows for Programming Skill Development

@article{Roberts2021LearningAI,
  title={Learning Activities in Colours and Rainbows for Programming Skill Development},
  author={Jonathan C. Roberts},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2108.03162}
}
We present how we have created a series of bilingual (English and Welsh) STEM activities focusing on rainbows, colours, light and optical effects. The activities were motivated by the many rainbows that appeared in windows in the UK, in support of the National Health Service at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Rainbows are hopeful and are very fitting to be used as a positive iconic image at a time of much uncertainty. In this paper we explain how we have developed and organised the… 

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