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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Week 3, The Phone Stand

This week, students were given a problem.  Miss Kolis has no phone stand for her phone! She can’t read recipes from the phone in the kitchen! Brainstorm how you might solve this problem. Students were then given the materials- marshmallows and toothpicks.  NOW brainstorm how you might solve this problem. Create a phone stand for … Continue reading »

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Week 2 of 2016, Intro. to the Design Process

This week, we engaged in a challenge called “Create An Animal.”  Students first had to brainstorm the name of the animal they would create and list the materials they would use. We are working on making a “plan” this year before we dig into the available materials.

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Checking Out Our New Space!

For the first week of Makers’ Club in 2016, we spent some time getting used to our new space and engaging with a variety of building materials like base ten blocks, LEGOs, and K’NEX. 

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Our New Space!

In the 2016-2017 school year, thanks to grant funding from the GPD Employees’ Foundation, Highland Drive was able to their very own MAKERSPACE!  Also known as the STEAM Room, students are engaged in a variety of science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities on a weekly basis.  Not only are weekly Makers’ Club meetings held … Continue reading »

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It’s Free Making Day!

Free Making Day!!!

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The HS Robotics Club Visits Makers’ Club!

HUGE THANK YOU to the HS Robotics team for visiting us at Highland Drive! Thanks for showing us your “bots” and for allowing us to control them.

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Create Your Own Instrument

Using the materials provided, create an instrument that plays at least one note.

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Electronic Music

Mr. Brad, our custodian, visits Makers’ Club to show us how to create electronic music.

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Tennis Ball Towers

Create a tower using 5 straws, 4 craft sticks, 4 Q-tips, a cotton ball, a rubber band, and tape that stands more than 7 inches tall and holds the tennis ball off the table for 10 seconds. 

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Mrs. Shingleton Helps with Electric Dough

This was our first attempt at “Electric Dough” also known as “Squishy Circuits.”  Thanks to Mrs. Shingleton for the idea and for coming in to help!

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