Buy the Bundle and save! Maker Space Start-Up KIt
What a fabulous opportunity your classroom Maker Space can provide for young scientists and engineers to dream, plan, invent, test, and ready their creations for sharing with others! This resource is the second in a series of Maker Tasks, perfect for group or independent work. Use a Maker Task as inspiration for budding geniuses during your genius hour, or offer them as starter ideas for science fair projects. They also make great performance assessments at the conclusion of a science unit, ensuring that students have considered the concepts learned in light of the engineering process. Maker Tasks ask students to include all aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) in their work. These tasks also offer opportunities for differentiation within your Science class.
Why a Robot Band? Robotics are a huge part of the Maker Movement. In fact, the November 2014 Maker Faire in Japan featured a fully functioning heavy metal robot band! Exploring this use of robotics will stir the imaginations of our elementary students and perhaps cause them to consider many other possibilities for the use of robots. Students with musical intelligence will also be able to make significant contributions to their groups!
Each Maker Task will include:
an invitation to the Task, including details of how to proceed
a suggested list of supplies unique to the Task and letters to ask for donations
a STEM Journal customized for that particular task
a simpler verson of the STEM Journal for differentiation
All student pages are in grayscale.
I hope you will enjoy using these Tasks to focus on Science and Engineering Practices
in your learning community!
You might also like:
STEM Journal for any STEM Challenge Activity
SCOOT Our Moon
SCOOT Sun and Shadows
Eight Science and Engineering Practices for Grades 4-6
Science Close Reads for Any Science Text or Article
Science Performance Assessment: How Does a Flashlight Work?
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