Fabulous STEM Challenge using only a few simple supplies! Can you build a tower with a hanging bucket? How much weight will it hold?

Fabulous STEM Challenge using only a few simple supplies! Can you build a tower with a hanging bucket? How much weight will it hold?

Light Circuits: Depending on the grade level of the students, you can have them build a very simple circuit or a very complex circuit with both series and parallel circuits combined. For my students I have them use file folders in order to design and build a series on one side, then a parallel on the other with certain parameters for the switches. The students have an amazing time and there is always 100% participation and together we saved those lights from a trip to the landfill!

Light Circuits: Depending on the grade level of the students, you can have them build a very simple circuit or a very complex circuit with both series and parallel circuits combined. For my students I have them use file folders in order to design and build a series on one side, then a parallel on the other with certain parameters for the switches. The students have an amazing time and there is always 100% participation and together we saved those lights from a trip to the landfill!

Make your own components for a changeable magnetic marble run! Okay, here we are with yet another marble run, but this one is our favorite one yet!  Actually, I’d say this marble run is equally as cool as the other one we posted recently.  (I’ll discuss the strengths of each at the end of this...Read More »

Changeable Magnetic Marble Run

Make your own components for a changeable magnetic marble run! Okay, here we are with yet another marble run, but this one is our favorite one yet! Actually, I’d say this marble run is equally as cool as the other one we posted recently. (I’ll discuss the strengths of each at the end of this...Read More »

FREE - Library Makerspace littleBits (TM) Task Cards - A set of printable task cards to become acquainted with the litteBits(TM) Classroom Set and how they can be used in a makerspace (also called a hackerspace or DIY maker center).

FREE - Library Makerspace littleBits (TM) Task Cards - A set of printable task cards to become acquainted with the litteBits(TM) Classroom Set and how they can be used in a makerspace (also called a hackerspace or DIY maker center).

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