Maker Lab Project List: 4th and 5th Grade

Static Electricity
Project Description

During this activity, students will gain a better understanding of static electricity through 3 interactive stations. These stations will help students understand what is happening by breaking down static electricity step by step.

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Makey Makey
Project Description

Students will complete all 10 levels in the Makey Makey Beginner Challenges and at the end the students will create their own Makey Makey invention to share with their classmates. This will encourage the students to be creative and innovative. They will use their knowledge of the Makey Makey to complete all 10 levels.

This can be done individually or in pairs.

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Pom Pom Launcher
Project Description

This is also a 5th grade project!

Challenge your students to create a Pom Pom launcher by using every day items! Hand your students a mystery bag full of random items to create this launcher and watch as they problem-solve, invent and think outside the box!

This is the original link where we found this activity.

Grade 4th grade
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Building Boats
Project Description

Students will design and build their own boats using recyclable/every day items. They will practice math skills by working with a materials budget. The students will observe the concepts of buoyancy and density at work and gain a greater understanding of how this effects boats.

Grade 5th grade
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Paper Rollercoasters
Project Description

This can be done in 4th grade too!

Students will use the concepts of force and motion to create a paper roller coaster. They will have the opportunity to calculate speed of various types of marbles. They will also be exposed to the idea of velocity.

Grade 5th grade
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