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Screen Shot 2015-10-22 at 10.52.23 AMWhat can you make today? What problem does it solve? Resources for getting started with Maker Ed:

Centers as presented at the September 17, 2015 Gifted Symposium by the Elementary Science team – STEAM Maker Ed Workshop:


How can I use the properties of matter to create a visual art piece?

SeedKcupHow can we repurpose k-cup containers into something useful?

  • K-cup Flashlight – Create a flashlight using used K-cups, battery and LED light – Energy transformations, circuitry, emergency preparedness, engineering, renewable and non-renewable resources.  Lesson plan – flashlight. State Standards – Kcup_Flashlight_SSS
  • K-cup Seed Starter – Start seeds directly into used coffee grounds or soil – Life science, recycling, rocks and soil, renewable and non-renewable resources, agricultural engineering – State Standards, Lessons and Links – Seed Cups

Can you build a device that can launch a toy the furthest with accuracy?

  • Catapult – create your own catapult using craft sticks and plastic spoon – Force and motion, trajectory, velocity, geometry, design.
  • Angry Birds and friends pompoms – create your own “ammo” to use in your own catapult – Force and motion, trajectory, velocity, geometry, design. State Standards – Angry Birds Pompoms Standards
  • For activities, lessons, etc. on these 2 centers – click here

pinwheelsCan you create a simple machine that uses wind power?

Can you make something that does something? Can you program a robot to complete a task?

  • Robots Exhibition and Exploration – Dot and Dash, Edison, Ollie, Sphero (BB-8), Tetrix, EV3, Little Bits – Robotics, engineering, circuitry, coding, geometry, technology and society. State Standards, and Digital Links – Robotics_Coding_Links
  • Sign up for the Hour of Code! The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Check out the tutorials.  December 7-13, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week

Can you design and print a new object to solve a problem? How does 3D printing work?