#MakerSpace - Best of Feb 2018

poetry
template
drawings
innovation
google
maker
Magnetic
Makerspace
Remember magnetic poetry? Now you can have students explore this fun pastime with this Google Drawing template!
art
innovation
card
maker
electrical
LED
Valentine
Makerspace
Last week, some of us interns were getting restless and started talking about Valentine's Day. We decided we should not just talk about it, but do something... #digilentmakerspace #led #makerspace
communication
art
literature
innovation
creativity
story
maker
3D printer
stream
Makerspace
cross connection
After 5th grade spent time, reading the book Love by Matt de la Pena & Loren Long, I silently turned back through each image in the book. We had spent time talking about some of the images as well as listening to Matt’s powerful words, but Ms. Foretich (art teacher) and I wanted them to have one more slow look at the images. Their goal in looking at the images for a 2nd time was to pick out an image that spoke to them in some way.
art
innovation
creativity
maker
Making
stem
steam
Valentine
stream
Makerspace
Make a heart from any piece of paper!
history
resources
Black History Month
innovation
Making
stem
makers
Makerspace
innovators
February is Black History Month and in honor of that, MakerBridge is highlighting some wonderful black makers, groups, and resources.
history
inclusive
Black History Month
innovation
connections
Making
makers
Makerspace
innovators
From the night’s theme of honoring and exploring historic and modern contributions of African American innovators; to its effect of including students, parents and teachers in a convergence of both traditional and new forms of making; down to the signage that invited youth and adults alike to snap selfies among acclaimed scholars and creators so as to envision themselves as #IAmNext, this event was thoughtfully designed to both engage and reflect the members of Grass Valley’s community.
activities
lessons
Black History Month
innovation
steam
stream
innovators
“Let’s Go Full STEAM Ahead” is an engaging activity booklet that is just “AFROTASTECH!” where youth and adults learn about science, technology, engineering, arts, math while learning about the history of people of African descent. This booklet is 16 pages of exciting activities that encourage youth to embrace learning about these areas of expertise that are so relevant to our society and it’s future.
diversity
writer
Innovator
historian
author
speaker
advocate
storyteller
Hi, my name is Leesa… Although it’s spelled L-E-E-S-A, it’s pronounced Lisa, and NOT Leeza or Liza. I’m a writer, storyteller, social historian, and diversity advocate.
lessons
technology
science
math
Black History Month
Exploration
innovation
stem
stream
innovators
In this lesson, students explore the careers of prominent African Americans in science, mathematics, and technology.
science
Black History Month
innovation
stem
interviews
stream
innovators
Science Update has compiled interviews that feature a select group of black scientists who are living and working in North America.
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science
Black History Month
innovation
stem
interview
Innovator
scientist
stream
John Dabiri, a biophysicist at the California Institute of Technology, discusses jellyfish, submarines, blood flow, and wind farms.
video
history
science
space
Black History Month
Women
stem
Scientists
hero
stream
This video takes a brief look three unsung women scientists, like the one who saved the U.S. space race.
biology
chemistry
science
space
Exploration
innovation
astronaut
stem
hero
stream
innovators
biologist
chemist
The video highlights the work of icons like astronaut and chemical engineer Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to go into space, as well as Percy Julian, a pioneer in synthesizing materials from plants, including a glaucoma drug from beans, a firefighting foam from soy protein, and an arthritis treatment still used to treat millions of patients today.
science
speakers
innovation
maker
project
wires
wire
Making
stem
Recycle
Reuse
homemade
steam
styrofoam
speaker
stream
Makerspace
repurpose
awg
home made
homebrew
stereo
From the Inventor of the Styrofoam Plate Speaker, here are the instructions to build the speaker!
technology
science
math
innovation
maker
engineering
Making
stem
DIY
steam
stream
Makerspace
DIY Microphone to go with the DIY Speaker!
mathematics
technology
science
innovation
maker
engineering
Making
stem
DIY
steam
stream
Makerspace
How to make a really basic microphone out of a matchbox and pencil graphite. This simple electronics experiment demonstrates how a microphone works and the science behind it.