Here is a list of #makered projects for kids. Maker Ed is gaining popularity in schools because it emphasises students working on practical and challenging projects that interest them, students working collaboratively, and taking learning into the real world.
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This project introduces basic concepts of structural engineering and physics, and teaches kids how to use a power drill.
How to build a marble run.
Whether you've got a bird problem or just want some festive outdoor decoration, a scarecrow is the perfect project.
With some everyday household items, you can learn how to build this colorful cardboard castle in your own home
Making "robots" from junked electronic parts.
Welcome to Sew Electric and the marvelous world of electronic textiles! This website and its companion book will show you how to make your own soft, colorful, and wearable electronics. You’ll play with fabric, light, and sound to build a glowing bracelet, a singing stuffed monster, a fabric bookmark, and a fuzzy cloth piano. Along the way, you’ll learn how to sew, design electronics, and write computer programs.
Using copper tape and surface-mount LEDs allows you to make a fully functional circuit on a flat surface, like a piece of paper. You can make light-up greeting cards, make origami animals come to life, or create three-dimensional pop-up paper sculpture that have working lights in them.
Learn to code your very own game using Scratch! Instructional videos show how to create a game that responds to sound and movement.
During this activity, you’ll construct a working and wearable circuit. You’ll experiment with a battery, conductive thread, conductive tape and an LED to learn how to connect a circuit, and then design a way for it to work on a wrist cuff, a badge, or any other wearable item. Tools such as pliers, scissors and sewing needles will help you affix the necessary components together, and a metal snap will attach the cuff around your wrist while connecting the circuit, or turn your badge on. Watch your friends’ eyes light up, as you light up the LED on your clothing just by wearing it!
Circuit boards are designed to tinker with electricity using everyday objects and components. Batteries, lights, buzzers, motors, resistors, potentiometers, switches, are but a few of the types of electrical gizmos that can be hooked together with simple alligator clips. By approaching circuit-building with familiar components and direct connections the barrier to trying things out is lowered, and surprising moments of insights are encouraged.
A Marble Machine is a creative ball-run contraption, made from familiar materials, designed to send a rolling marble through tubes and funnels, across tracks and bumpers, and into a catch at the end.
Use homemade conductive and resistant play-doh to build electronic sculptures that light up, move, and make sounds. Anyone who has ever tasted play-doh knows that it’s a salty substance. The salt allows electricity to flow through the dough. With the addition of a homemade dough that substitutes sugar for salt, the dough becomes resistive instead, and complex circuits can be created to power all kinds of objects. We use battery packs, LED lights, hobby motors, and buzzers to explore electricity in a fun, hands-on way.
Wind Tubes is an activity that allows visitors to explore moving air with a variety of everyday objects. Something as simple as a clear plastic tube on top of a fan allows for the air flow to be constrained enough to be predictable in the ways in which it affects materials, while at the same time allowing for a broad range of materials to be tested. Within its walls a variety of common objects can be made to respond to the turbulent flow of air.
Light Painting is a great way to create striking images and illusions using a camera, a light source, and a little practice. When the camera shutter is open (and the room is dark) the film or digital sensor acts like a blank canvas. It’s as if the image is being drawn or painted by the light source as it moves through space. It’s also possible to create interesting effects by exposing the same subject multiple times, for example by shining a flashlight onto parts of a body, or turning the lights on and off briefly and moving between takes.
Cardboard Automata are a playful way to explore simple mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages, while creating a moving sculpture. This activity is easy to start but may become more and more complex as you become familiar with possible motions and imagine ways to artistically decorate your contraption. Cardboard automata use levers, cams, cam followers, linkages, and other mechanisms to make unique personalized creations.
Inspired by the short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade,’ the Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event presented by the Imagination Foundation that celebrates child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. This September, kids of all ages are invited to build anything they can dream up using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. Then on Saturday, October 1st, 2016, a day that commemorates the flash mob that made Caine's day in the short film, communities come together and play!
Welcome to our first Sylvia’s Super Awesome Mini Maker Show! Hey! Did you know you could be a rocket scientist in just one day? Well, a hobby rocket scientist anyways! The field of hobby rocketry is huge, ranging from $5 mini starters to multi-thousand dollar custom made giants that can fly thousands and thousands of feet. Today we’ll show you enough to get you up in the air and crashing in no time!
Lego is much more than a toy.
MENSA activity ideas that involve making.
Capstone Kids website has some cool maker projects.
Fun, original, and exciting collection of project-based engineering lessons for kids. These project-based lessons focus on basic principles of physics, structural, and mechanical engineering. Physical models are built from a similar set of materials that can be easily sourced online (links are provided in-lesson). All of the project plans in this collection are designed to be used in an after school enrichment setting, though you may use and modify these ideas for other not-for-profit purposes provided you cite The Workshop for Young Engineers.This is a growing and improving collection of lesson plans. Please comment to share your ideas to improve lessons and photos of your designs.