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NTI STEM RECOMMENDATIONS FROM NKY MAKERSPACE
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FREE Coding Apps & Websites - Cumulative List Found HERE with age/grade recommendations!
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WEEK 1ActivityMaterials NeededResources/Guide
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MondayOption AMake a box to hold penniesConsumable items around home... tissue box, tape, scissors, glue, construction paper, markers, etc.Your "bank" can look however you want it to! BUT... if you need some ideas, check out this idea!Tissue Box Piggy Bank by Pioneer BankBe creative! You may not have a tissue box... that is okay! Use whatever materials you can find around the house!
Write a step-by-step guide to creating your own Penny Collection Box. Can you also design and create a box to represent your favorite fictional book character?!
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Option BPlay yahtzee and be the score keeperDice & scoresheetYahtzee Rule GuideYou can even play this online if you don't have dice at home! Use this link for online Yahtzee!
Create your own score sheet! Can you create this as a Google Doc?!
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TuesdayOption ABuild a solar oven & cook somethingCardboard (think pizza box, Amazon box, etc.), alumunium foil, plastic wrap (can be a grocery bag), paper, tape, scissorsLesson Activity Guide can be found hereSolar Oven Box Experiment Video (Example only1)If this doesn't work the first time, you may need to re-engineer and try again! Design your oven first for better results!
Make a snack using your solar oven! Take a picture and tag us on Twitter using our handle, @nkymakerspace
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Option BFix a broken toyToy that needs to be fixed. You may also need tools - phillips or flathead screwdriver, safety glassesExample of a parent guide found hereEach toy is a little different... make a plan before you begin! Write your process and why you think it will work!
Draw a model of your toy both before and after you fix it. Write a summary of the steps you took to fix the toy!
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WednesdayOption AUse a recipe to bake cookies from scratchA recipe and all ingredients listed in the recipe!My favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies can be found here!NKY Makerspace Original Video!Be sure to measure out all ingredients! Double check to make sure you didn't forget anything before rolling into balls to bake!
Find your own recipe. Instead of measuring using customary measurements, can you use a scale to measure the weight of each ingredient?!
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Option BMake a tesselationPaper, pencil, ruler, paper plateThis is a link for definition & description of tesselations. Yours can be way more exciting than these simple examples!How to Make a Tesselation, Mr. Otter Art StudioI like to use the paper plate to make my "stencil." This works well for tracing onto your paper!
Try making your own complex shape for a tesselation! Color your tesselation so every picture is identical! Then repeat, but color so that every picture is different!
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ThursdayOption ABuild a Rube Goldberg machineAnything you can find around the house! This is fun, challenging, and every single machine will be different!More information about Rue Goldberg and hoiw to create your own machine at home! Be warned - this will be tons of fun!!!How to Make a SIMPLE Rube Goldberg Machine - Become a BeginnerThink outside-the-box... use toys, kitchen utensils, toy cars, string, etc. You can do no wrong! BUT this activity can be challenging.... remember to keep testing, making changes, and most importantly... keep trying! You can find a million, zillion examples of these on youtube! Check them oiut for further inspiration!
Start by building a Rube Goldberg Machine using only 6 parts. Once you are successful, see if you can use 12 parts! Make a video of your machine and email it to us at nkymakerspace@gmail.com so we can share your amazing work!
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Option BMake an aluminum foil boat & test to see how much weight it can carryPaper plate, aluminum foil, tape, popsicle sticks/pipecleaners/extra materials as availableSteo-by-step activity instructions can be found here.Floating foil boat experiment by Mr. KurekBe creative! Your boat should be intentional and unique!
Test your boat in water - you can use your bathrub or a sink. Re-design and re-test to see if you can increase the weight capacity!
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FridayOption AMake a paper airplane that flies. Measure the distance to re-design and try againPaper, measuring tape/yard stickResource #! = Scholastic's Guide to Making a Paper Airplane FlyResource #2 = NASA's more in-depth version of paper airplanes!Make multiple designs! Test them all out and discover what works best and why!Aerosport ModelingFind a partner - maybe a sibling, parent, or grandparent tp compete against! Keep a log of each person's design and the distance each plane travels. Can you record the distance in both customary and metric measurements?!
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Option BPop the hood and look at a car's engine. Create a diagram and label the parts!Car - working or not! :)Identifying the parts of a car's engine - what each part does and what it looks likeHow an engine works - Comprehensive Tutorial Animation Featuring Toyota Engine Technologies, by AllegroracingBe sure to ask mom/dad/grandma/the adult in charge for permission to do this activity! Maybe they want to be involved, too!
Take a picture of the engine you are looking at, and label the parts! Can you also explain the role each part plays? Bonus - create a video explaining each part and the role it plays within the car's engine!
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