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Maker Spaces and The AnHS Library

The Library is launching its Student Maker Space this November. In the Spring Term, Maker Space Project Collaboration with teachers also begins (Follett). If you are interested, shoot me an e-mail.

Maker Space and Special Education

Maker Space and Special Education

Students listen to a story such as Cat Trap and then design and build a trap to catch creatures that annoy them.

Example Models: Skunk trap, cockroach trap, cat trap with bait,

Skills taught:
- collaboration
- design
- planning
- problem solving

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Maker Space and PE Students

Maker Space and PE Students

Use Stop Motion Animation or other video programs/apps to create an informative video.

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Maker Space and Social Studies

Maker Space and Social Studies

Students create interactive maps of historical events.

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Recycled Books and Art Students

Recycled Books and Art Students

Students create sculptures from weeded library books.

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Maker Space and Art Students

Maker Space and Art Students

Students use Maker Space tools to animate their 3D art projects.

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Mask Design and Drama Students

Mask Design and Drama Students

Students use the Maker Space to design a mask for a monologue project.

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Disease Project and Health Students

Disease Project and Health Students

Students design and build a disease model to explain risk factors and treatment using Maker Space tools and equipment.

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Computer Science High School Students Teach Elementary Students Programming

Computer Science High School Students Teach Elementary Students Programming

Using Legos, Sphero, Dash and Dot, Hour of Code website, Ozobots, Puzzlets, Makey-Makey kits, and iPad Apps, students teach programming lessons to 3rd graders. Student debrief to discuss what went well and what needs improvement.

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Circuitry Lessons with Elementary Students

Circuitry Lessons with Elementary Students

High School students design and teach a circuitry lesson to elementary students using a variety of stem tools like Makey-Makey and Little Bits.

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Natural Disasters and Rates Problems for AP Calculus

Natural Disasters and Rates Problems for AP Calculus

Students research natural and man-made disasters and design related rates problems along with a 3D Model of their related rate.

Example Models:
Java App to show rates of infection in a Zombie Apocalypse, Globe/Clay Bees to show population decline,
Candy canes and a shoe box to represent deforestation.

Skills Taught:
- Brainstorming
- Inquiry
- Problem Solving
- Graphic Design
- Presentation

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Conic Principles in the Real World

Conic Principles in the Real World

Sample Model

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Conic Principles and The Real World for Pre-Calculus

Conic Principles and The Real World for Pre-Calculus

Students research a conic principle in the real world and then design a model using a variety of maker space tools from 3D printing to "junk" like popsicle sticks, carbboard tubes, and old foam coolers.

Skills Taught: Collaboration, Communication, Design, Problem Solving

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Of Mice and Men Game Board Creation with 3D Printed Game Pieces

Of Mice and Men Game Board Creation with 3D Printed Game Pieces

Students plan, design, and build a game board to analyze the novel Of Mice and Men. Game pieces are 3D printed.

Skills Used
- Game Design, Planning, Organizing, Creating, Critiquing
- Analyzing Text
- 3D Printing
- Collaborating and Problem Solving

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Beebots and Spanish Literacy

Beebots and Spanish Literacy

Interested in having your students program the robot with commands in Spanish to practice what they have learned. Starting in the Spring Term, collaborate with the Library to design a Maker Space Project that will have your students engaged, collaborating and problem solving.

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Cardboard Creature Challenge

Cardboard Creature Challenge

The Maker Space launches on November 6th from 1:45 - 3 pm after school. Students will compete to design the best cardboard creature.

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