A one-stop shop for makerspace activites & supply lists
Collaboratory Makerspace Facilitators: Jessica Gilcreast, Caitlin Ahearn, Pamela Harland, & Kristin Whitworth
Welcome to NHSLMA's Makerspace Resources!
This page was developed for the Collaboratory Makerspace featured at the
2015 Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference.
|Session Activities||All Day Activities||Beyond NHCMTC 2015|
Here you'll find all of the resources that NHSLMA has culled during the fall of 2015 for the Collaboratory Makerspace. For each activity, you'll find a link to the original activity we used, alternative activities and, if applicable, an unusual supply list. For example, the nose hook propellers for the Zipline Racers took us a few days to track down.
Propeller-Powered Zipline Racers (Instructables)
Alternative ActivitiesZip Line (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
The Brown Bag STEM Challenge: Zip Lines (Starfish Education)
Nose hook propellers: These were difficult to find. Caitlin purchased her set through Kelvin, while Kristin was able to find them through Pitsco.
Build a Marble Run with Craft Sticks (Frugal Fun for Boys)
Marble Run Mania (The Show Me Librarian)
Marble Drop Mine Shaft (Home-Dzine)
Paper Plate Track (Frugal Fun for Boys)
Inspiration: Three pom poms, cups, egg cartons, cardboard, pip cleaners, cotton balls, & more will begin to accumulate in your makerspace! Wonder what to do with all of your leftover supplies? MAKE A MYSTERY BAG CHALLENGE!
Challenges: Ice breakers, bridges, towers, balloon cars & rafts, catapults
Other IdeasTensile Bubbles (Babble Dabble Do)
A Week of STEM Activities (Newspaper Tower, Army Men Launchers, Popsicle Bridges, Baby Life Vests, Boats) (The Arden Teacher)
Tiny Dancers (Babble Dabble Do)
Basic Homopolar Motor (Instructables)
Make Your Own Homopolar Motor (Physics Central)
Neodynamic Magnets: Because of the size of the batteries, these magnets were suggested from the Babble Dabble Do website directions. However, we were not able to purchase them through Amazon; we found them through Kelvin. These come in packs of 2, so be careful not to double order!
Pliers & Wire Cutters: These are infinitely more helpful to have on hand when doing this activity. The more pairs of pliers, the more successful your students will be.
Shape Robot Art Project (Deep Space Sparkle)
Light Up Robots with Paper Circuits (Dryden Art)
Original ActivityBuilding Squares (In the Children's Room)
Alternative ActivityLego Poetry Center (Mrs. Lodge's Library)
Found Poetry with Primary Sources (Library of Congress)
These activities extended making throughout the day. These types of on-going activities are perfect for our makers who have just a few minutes to spare as they are heading to class, waiting to borrow a book, or stop into our makerspaces when they have free time for "making on the fringes."
Electric Avenue & Bristlebots
SparkTruck's Simple Circuit Town! (Instructables)
Paper Circuits with Copper Tape (High-Low Tech)
Paper Circuits (Exploratorium)
Pizza Box Simple Circuit (Instructables)
We purchased this model: The Crowd Pleaser
Alternative IdeasFriendly Plastic
Alternative ActivitiesMini Mosaics (PBS)
Supplies Every Makerspace Should Have
Activities We Wanted to Do, but Couldn't Fit In!DIY Floam (Make it @ Your Library)
Pendulum Painting (Martha Stewart)
No problem! Here are ways that you can get supplies for practically pennies on the dollar:
2. Find a lesson you like & customize it to what you already have
3. Set a budget for your students for each activity to eliminate wasteful use of materials
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