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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 2ActivityMaterials NeededResources/Guide
Video (If Applicable)
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MondayOption AMake a chain reactionAround the house items. You may want to consider dominos or something similar! We also like using toilet paper tubes, books, rulers, spoons, and more!Exploratorium GuideVideo ExampleThis resource guide & example have some pretty fancy items to work with... you do not need all of these! Look around your house to substitute items like cereal boxes, books, marbles, plastic cups, etc.
Make a video to explain how you created your chain reaction! Walk us through step-by-step, and show your finished product in action!
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Option BMake a tall towerAnything around the house! Be creative!STEM Tower Challenge IdeasThe resource guide here is great, but I didn't have balloons or pipe cleaners at home to try with... Check out the video to see my example from home!
How many different versions can you make using things at home?! Can you make a tower without using tape or glue?! Document a comparison of materials and how tall your tower grew with each! Compare and contrast by writing a paragraph afterward!
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TuesdayOption ADesign and create a rolling vehicleRecycled materials or items around your house!Lots of ideas found here!NKY Makerspace Original Video Here!Be creative! Don't be afraid to start over or make changes as you go!
Build a "track" for your rolling vehicle to travel on! How can you design your track to keep your vehicle on the road?!
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Option BCreate an origami creationPiece of paperOrigami Frog Step-by-Step InstructionsNKY Makerspace Original Video Here! Patience is key!
Using coffee filters or something similar, create numbered lily pads. See if your origami frog can hop from lily pad to lily pad! Also - try to make other origami creations! What can you come up with?!
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WednesdayOption AMake something useful out of recycled materialsRecycled materials or items around your house!Use your imagination here! The sky is the limit!n/aBe as specific as possible. You may be creating complex shapes - think area and perimeter!
Market your product. Can you create packaging, label, and a plan for how you would sell this product?! Make a flyer or digital display to showcase your innovative creation!
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Option BMake slime or goo or oobleck from scratchCornstarch, water, mixing bowl, mixing spoon, food coloring (optional)PBS Instructions for making oobleckMaking Oobleck VideoHave fun, but be sure to clean up afterward! Don't use this around your family's couches or carpets. Keep above a surface that is easy to clear!
Let's just say... make sure mom & dad are on board for this one! Be sure to clean up afterward so they let you do it again sometime! :)
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ThursdayOption AMake a blueprint of your housepaper, pencil, measuring tape or other measuring tool, eraserGeneral architecture ideas & pictures to help you get startedn./a Use the guide to help you!This activity can be completed in a million different ways! Use the strategy that best suits you!
Can you measure each room in your house to create a blueprint to scale?! Use graph paper to create your own scale to represent your home!
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Option BCreate a stop-motion video using Lego or clayPhone or iPad, or camera with ability to upload photos onto a computerStop Motion for BeginnersHow to make stop-motion!This does require some technology....the first time will take the longest! After you have it figured out, it is a fun add-on for all projects!
Create a dialoguie to go along with your stop-motion. Write it down, practice, and then record! Share your creation!
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FridayOption AUse a magnifying glass to search the ground for bugsMagnifying glassn/an/aHave fun! Enjoy being outside! You may be more successful after it rains or on a warmer day.
Identify each bug you find! Then see if you can classify it under genus, order, species, class! Document your findings with a drawn picture, labels, and the classification!
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Option BDesign something in 3DDevice with internet accessTinkercad - Use your school email to log in, and then follow the tutorials to get started!Tinkercad for beginnersBe patient. Learning to design in 3D can take a bit of time to be comfortable. Just keep practicing!
Take a screenshot! Describe your design - is this something useful or something fun?! Explain it in detail by writing about it!
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