k-3 maker space

Top Five Maker Projects for the Beginning Maker Ed Teacher | woodshopcowboy Start Small! Towers of Power A great starting point for a beginning Maker teacher. Students build towers made of just paper and scotch tape. Students can build the tallest tower Making a Makerspace: Top Five Materials in an Educational Makerspace | woodshopcowboy Rope & Twine & String Ropes are integral part of most moving structures, decorations, tool handles and tons more. Entire articles of clothing are weaved together from rope Beginner’s Guide to Maker-ize An Elementary Classroom – HonorsGradU MakerSpaces are designed to make students wonder, question, and … Continue reading k-3 maker space

geodesic dome

Newspaper Play Structures – Inner Child Fun punched holes with a hole puncher on each end of the newspaper rod, then threaded a pipe cleaner through the holes. I twisted the pipe cleaner, which kept everything in place wpiPD_offerings_May_2014_EngStory.pdf The Engineering a Story is a great program to engage K – 8 teachers in the integrative nature of STEM. Designed specifically for educators of all subjects, this workshop offers a hands – on approach Sphere-Based Science: Build Your Own Geodesic Dome – Scientific American “build a simple geodesic dome using gumdrops and toothpicks. Get ready to do some tasty engineering! … Continue reading geodesic dome

Monster Mash Pumpkin Smash

Punkin Chunkin’ – Contests to drop or launch pumpkins use lots of engineering, physics, and math, simple levers, vectors and the force of gravity. Monster Mash Pumpkin Smash http://students.egfi-k12.org/monster-mash-pumpkin-smash/ What do Jack-O-Lanterns have to do with engineering? Plenty, if you’re among the scores who participate in the pumpkin drops and launch contests that many engineering schools host around Halloween! There’s even an annual World Championship Punkin Chunkin’ contest in Delaware that attracts kids and adults alike. http://www.punkinchunkin.com/ Behind these fun events lies some serious engineering, physics, and math. Catapults and trebuchets, for example, are versions of the simple lever – … Continue reading Monster Mash Pumpkin Smash