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Activity Resources 2019-07-05T21:00:58+00:00

Activity Structures

Make Something that Moves

This is the first prompt for our teacher workshops. Introducing STEM teachers with little or no experience in making to explore an open-ended prompt of making something that moves. We provided easy-entry craft materials and tools and fostered discussions around computational making practices.

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Make Something Interactive

Building up on the “make something that moves prompt,” we introduced paper circuits and electronic components and encouraged teachers to iterate on their previous ideas or try out new ideas to make something that is interactive or responsive.

Make Something 3-Dimensional

A one-day workshop, “Make Something 3D” prompt was introduced in a makerspace containing a CNC router, a laser cutter, and a desktop die cut machine. Teachers brought students to join in the activity as co-learners and co-makers. Groups prototyped using craft materials and tools and moved to designing their projects on design softwares depending on the tool they intend to use, and then executed their design files to make a 3D artifact, often going through many iterations to test out different ideas.

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Take Something Apart

Introducing students to the regular teacher PD workshop sessions, we put together an open-ended explorative activity for teachers and students to take apart an old piece of technology and create a 2-state sculpture.

Tell a Story

After gaining familiarity with craft materials, digital fabrication tools, and electronics, teachers and youth are invited to tell a story using their combined skills and expertise.


Tools & Materials

  • Cardstock
  • Foam-core board
  • Mounting board (thicker than cardstock)
  • Craft foam
  • Felt
  • Brass fasteners
  • Cutting Mat
  • See-through grid ruler
  • Metal ruler
  • Tape measure
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Scissors
  • X-acto knife
  • Leather hole-punch tool
  • Screw punch tool
  • Copper tape
  • SMD LEDs
  • Button LEDs
  • Alligator clip test leads
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Coin cell batteries
  • Hobby motors/geared motors
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Cricut Maker
  • Inkscape
  • Silhouette Studio (free)
  • Notebooks
  • Pens & Markers
  • Name tags
  • Goggles
  • Non-latex gloves
  • Plastic dropcloths
  • Video cameras
  • Audio recorders
  • Digital cameras
  • Go-pro cameras