Maker Lab Project List: 2nd and 3rd Grade

Paper Rockets
Project Description

Students will make paper rockets. They will create different patterns of motion by designing different shapes of fins and different patterns of fin placement.

Grade 2nd grade
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Ozobot
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Students will have the opportunity to create an Ozobot track from scratch. In addition, it challenges students to create a story along with the track and give meaning to the codes they use. Students practice telling stories along with learning about "programming" robots.

Grade 2nd grade
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Helping Harry!
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This activity can also be used in 3rd grade!

In this activity your students will learn how to use every day items in a way they never have before! You will give your students a problem that they must solve in order to help Harry from being stepped on.

Grade 2nd grade
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Force and Stop Motion
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Students will use stop motion videos to show the effects of force on motion.

Grade 2nd grade
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Circuits
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Your students will create their own light-up name tags by learning how to create a simple circuit using foil, an LED and coin-cell battery. They will gain an understanding of a basic electric circuit. Best of all, they can wear their name tag and show it off to friends and family!

Grade 2nd grade
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Makey Makey
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During this activity the students will get to learn how to set-up their stations instead of just play with them. This will give students the power to try and figure out how to make it work on their own independently. This will help teach your students to problem-solve and critically think.

Grade 2nd grade
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Edible Atom-Marshmallow Model
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In this activity, students will put their knowledge of an atom to the test! They will create a model of an atom by using different color marshmallows. Students will need to explain what each part does within the atom.

Grade 3rd grade
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Pop-Up Card
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During this activity, students will brush up on their electricity knowledge by creating a pop-up card with a circuit attached. We encourage that you let your students try without assistance from the teacher. This will help your students put their knowledge and memory to the test helping your students truly understand and remember how to complete a simple circuit.

Grade 3rd grade
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Edible Atom: Cookies
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In this activity, your students will learn what makes up an atom and what parts they plan within an atom! They will learn what an electron, proton and neutron is as well as what an atom is.

Grade 3rd grade
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Makey Makey
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In this project, your students will be given 3 challenges they must complete to show their knowledge and understanding if how a Makey Makey works and the difference between a conductor and insulator. This can be done individually or in partners.

Grade 3rd grade
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3-D Mini Structures
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During this project the students will put their engineering and math skills to the test! Students must design their own building that is at least 200 ft. tall and build a smaller scale version of their building using popsicle sticks. They must do the math to create a handheld version, create a key and have a blueprint design of their building.

This activity can be done individually or in pairs.

Grade 3rd grade
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