Makerspace 2018

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A midway at a fair is the location where carnival games, amusement rides, entertainment, and fast-food booths cluster. The term originated from the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago, Illinois, in 1893.

Come One, Come All, to a Fair Created by Waterside Students! 

Students should work together in groups and choose:

Option 1: Create a mini amusement park attraction that can take a lego figure for a ride (safely).

 

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Make sure your ride has a name and looks exciting!

Think about  roller coasters, spinning tea cups, carousels, thrilling drops, swings, ferris wheels, drop towers, bumpy slides, dunk tank, bumper cars, pirate ship pendulum ride, bounce house, kiddie ride.

Option 2: Create a real carnival game that guests can play!

 

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Make sure your game has a name and looks exciting!

Think about ring toss, knock out game, a catapult to a target game, pinball, wheel of fortune, ski ball, throw a tic tac toe, finger mini golf, claw grab game, marble drop, fishing game, foos ball, 

Materials may include:

  • pizza boxes

  • shoe boxes

  • paper towel rolls

  • metal fasteners

  • magnets, gears

  • cardboard

  • tooth picks

  • popsicle sticks

  •  cups of all sizes

  • play dough

  • plastic bottles and containers

  • paper plates

  • straws

  • tin foil

  • plastic wrap

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Tentative Competition Date: 2/15

Catapults were originally used as weapons that threw stones and arrows far distances. Later, they were used to launch aircrafts from carriers.

TASK: We want create a catapult prototype in our makerspace, that will be useful in modern times. The prototype catapult that launches a mini marshmallow the FARTHEST will win!

  • To Help Others: We can use catapults to get food, supplies, resources, etc to people before and after natural disasters, feed dangerous animals from a safe distance, and more!
  • To Make Work Easier: Farmers can use catapults to spread seeds far distances, Send bait into the water for fisherman, and more!

Marshmallow Catapults

 

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Material Ideas:

        Legos                           Sticks                                  Tape

Rubber Bands             Magnets                       String                     Elastic

                 Cardboard                            Spoon                             Cup

Bottle Caps              Weights               Paper Clips             Clothespin

                  Binder Clips                  Wood Blocks          Hair ties

Students can work in groups, partnerships, or alone. 

A class competition, vote, or teacher choice will determine who gets sent to the tournament.


iPad in the Makerspace

Optional: Share videos of your progress on the Flip Grid app on an iPad or  on a laptop

flipgrid

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Scan that code

or Visit: https://flipgrid.com/ca0d783a 

or Go to app or site and enter FlipGrid Code:

ca0d783a 

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Windy Day: PK-K

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Wind Power Video: 1st-2nd

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Fossil Fuel Video: 3rd-5th

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Task: Build a prototype of a wind powered vehicle that you think will travel the farthest  (by yourself, with a partner, or a with a group)!

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Each class will send 1 vehicle (vote, teacher’s choice, or mini competition) to our school wide competition!

 

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The vehicle that travels the farthest will go on display in the main office!


iPad in the Makerspace

Optional: Share videos of your progress on the Flip Grid app on an iPad

flipgrid

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Scan this or enter

Flip Grid Code: 0eb54ec0

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