January 27th-31st

posted Jan 25, 2017, 3:17 PM by Mr Becker   [ updated Feb 15, 2017, 7:13 AM ]
Hey everyone, I will be gone for a few days due to a family situation........

With that said, we will not be doing set construct as we had originally hoped, until Wednesday, February 1st.

In the meantime, we have a little project that should be fun for you !



First off, play this game  Fantastic Contraption

That's right, I'm asking you to play this game in class! Get those creative juices flowing!!!


Yes play this game, play it several times, compete with each other......... this is not Eggnog (and we better not see you playing that)

Once you got your fill, getting a feel for what makes a game that you actually want to play........it's time for an actual assignment.




As some of you know, we are going to be having a Makerfest soon in downtown Sugar Hill.


What you need to do is come up with a STEM related activity (you are in the STEM program after all) that you could host at a booth in the city park.


Here are some parameters:


  • Not extremely messy, and NO GLITTER. It gets everywhere.

  • Your target demographic is 8- 13 years old

  • As we said before, must be STEM related with explanation of the STEM.

  • Your activity must be created from readily available products from Publix , one of our sponsors

  • You must have typed out, clear instructions on how to make/play you activity.  Remember, you are dealing with Elementary and Middle School students, every things needs to be spelled out clearly and properly.

  • And finally, your raw materials must not cost more than $2.00…...let me spell it out, NO MORE THAN TWO DOLLARS.


Use your Engineering Process…… explore, design, create, test, refine. Have others do your activity, and be receptive & responsive to feedback.


The best projects will be considered for actual use in the Sugar Hill Publix store and at the Maker Fest!!


You will present your activity/game to our liaison with Publix on MONDAY, Feb.13th. Be Prepared!!!!




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