As a part of the March 9 Maker Day at Animas Public School, grade 3-5 students made Rube Goldberg-style contraptions incorporating simple machines. As was done in other parts of the day, we emphasized the design process with planning, building, and iterating. Students began by working in small groups to design what they planned to Read more about Contraptions![…]

Unbirthday cards

On March 9, grade K-2 students were invited to make “un-birthday” cards. These cards could be addressed to anyone who wasn’t having a birthday. Students made cards for family members and friends. One of their favorite parts was using the Washi craft tape. Materials to make greeting cards and other paper crafts are available in Read more about Unbirthday cards[…]

Marshmallow design challenge

On March 9, we conducted a Maker Day with Animas Public School students in grades K-5. The morning was spent with grade K-2 students. We began with a new marshmallow construction challenge. This one would involve small groups building towers with mini-marshmallows and toothpicks. Before beginning, we talked about the design process and how real-world Read more about Marshmallow design challenge[…]