Maker Lab Project List: Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Makey Makey
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Students use an invention kit called, a Makey Makey! to design a new feature for their keyboard. Makey Makey's will allow students to turn everyday items into a keyboard.

Grade 1st grade
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Building Boats
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Students will become engineers by inventing and building their own boats. They will also be practicing their math skills by adding up how much their boat will cost based on the supplies that they used. Students will learn about force and motion and what causes a stationary object to move. Lastly, the will have basic idea of density and buoyancy.

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Paper Rockets
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Students will create and launch paper rockets. They will have the opportunity to observe the concepts of force and motion in action.

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Simple Circuits
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This intro circuit activity will allow your students to explore how to complete a circuit on their own and with the help of their classmates. This is an activity with little prep and huge success!

Grade 1st grade
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Gingerbread Man Trap!
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This project is pure making. This will open your students up to making and what it is. It allows students to use every day items in a way they have not before! You give your students a "real-world problem" to solve by giving them a bag of random items. This will help your students to think outside of the box and give them a chance to be creative and innovative.

Grade 1st grade
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Ozobot
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In the Ozobot track challenge students will design a track that includes a number of "tricks". Students gain points for all the tricks incorporated in their tracks as long as Ozo still gets to the end!

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Ozobot
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Students work in teams to design Ozobot tracks. This track challenge involves coloring tracks that achieve specific positions and patterns of motion.

Grade Kindergarten
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Stamp Printing
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Students will learn about Architecture through a technique called, Stamp Printing. Students will create a blueprint of a building using recyclable items with familiar shapes. Students dip these items into paint and stamp print a building. It may be messy, but so worth it!

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Static Electricity
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Students will learn about the basics of static electricity through 4 interactive stations where they will have first hand experience with static electricity on a small scale. Students will be introduced to what an atom is as well as an electron and why they are important.

Grade Kindergarten
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Paper Sculptures
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Students will learn how to use an every day item, paper, in a way they have not before. Each student will become an engineer by building their own 3-D paper strip sculptures to help them understand the difference between 2D and 3D.

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Candy Structures
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Students will become engineers by creating their very own building by using toothpicks and Dot candies! They will create 3D shapes that they will put together to create a strong self-standing building.

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Makey Makey
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Kindergartner's will have an opportunity to explore an invention kit called, a Makey Makey! This device will turn any conductor into a keyboard. Students will be exposed to many unique keyboard design options, like a banana piano!

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