My students in fifth grade are two weeks ahead of schedule...so I decided to bring out the Makey Makey Boards...create a lesson linked with lessons found on Scratch and the rest is magic!
Here is what I did...
1. I first showed them the Makey Makey set up video...
2. I shared with them the scientific process and made sure that they knew that it was about trying...testing...troubleshooting...and then sharing!
3. Then, I shared with them how to get to the assignment...I set up a google classroom for the students to enter and find my sheet with direct links on. This is helpful when using one computer and one Makey Makey box per table.
4. Their goal was to first, make an instrument out of what was placed on their table. This is the fun part...on each table I placed a tray with different objects. (veggies, fruits, foil, play dough, school snacks, and treats) They are all great conductors!
5. I give them a piece of aluminum foil to ground themselves to. They can make a bracelet or arm band or even a ring.
6. I then let them have at it! It only took three minutes and I heard music once they got into the google classroom sight.
Scratch: Explore. I then looked for music and games then reviewed them.
I found this on my hunt to teach MaKey MaKey lessons...great fun connection to use if you want to!
8. We finish our fun up with groups able to create an art project that uses graphite to draw pathways that connect to the MaKey MaKey board! Not all groups get to this task...but before we wrap up we complete the sheet and rate the lesson! On a scale of 1-5 we averaged a 5 on this one!
|MaKey MaKey Freebie Sheet and Links I used...|