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This center is designed for school library use, but can be used just as easily in a science classroom, computer lab, or family consumer science class. Encourage your students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while having fun and being creative!
Students have the choice of making a book light bookmark or a light up, sparkling bracelet using LED lights, conductive thread for wire, and a sewable coin cell battery holder. For the bracelet project, students may also have the option of using a sewable microcontroller to make the LED lights blink and flash.
♦ Editable lesson plan for a grades 4-7 (adaptable for older students), aligned to PA and National Common Core Standards, PA Academic Standards, AASL Information Literacy Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards
♦ Center signs with "I will" statements in easy-to-print PDF and editable Microsoft Word .docx file formats
♦ Design templates for bookmark and bracelet projects with student directions in easy-to-print PDF and editable Microsoft Word .docx file formats
♦ Project bag labels for gathering and storing materials between student work sessions in easy-to-print PDF and editable Microsoft file formats
♦ Suggested materials list with product links
♦ Suggested websites to link to for resources and tutorials
Download the preview for more information and the suggested electronics materials needed to complete this project.
If you aren’t familiar with the maker movement or makerspaces (also called DIY spaces or hackerspaces), I’d recommend doing your own research on makerspaces and the Maker Faire. I’ve found the "Makerspace Playbook" by Make: Magazine to be very helpful.
Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:
1-PS4-1. Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.
4-PS3-2. Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
4-PS3-4. Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.
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