Common Core State

FANTASTIC CREATURES OF DIGITOYS

In this workshop the children design the creatures of their fantasies through a digital plasticine and then be fabricated with the help of machines to make toys: 3D printers.

October 1, 2018
Coding 3D Models Using Tinkercad Codeblocks

Inspired by contemporary South African baskets and hats, this activity explores craft through computation, 3D modeling and 3D printing. Students will use object-oriented computer programming, meaning they will place a…

October 1, 2018
That's a Wrap: Applying Three Dimensional Geometry to Design a Candy Container

Students will use their understanding of the properties of three dimensional solids to design a candy container meeting specific constraints. Students, working in pairs, will complete a two and three dimensional…

October 1, 2018
Ceiling Tile Room Art: Rational Expressions

Students will improve the learning environment in the 11th/12th grade math room by creating (12″x 24″) acrylic ceiling tiles that show a challenging rational function. The tile will have a…

October 1, 2018
Algebra 2: Games of Chance

In this unit, students will design a game of chance and use that game as a platform to discuss one or more types of probability. In particular, students will focus…

October 1, 2018
The Art of the World Wars

The purpose of this Mini-PBL is to focus on how art (painting, photography, sculpting, propaganda, etc.) can be a valuable source to a historian. Students will use the Fabrication Laboratory…

October 1, 2018
Independent Reading Visual Representation

The Independent Reading Visual Representation Mini-PBL will challenge the students to become life-long, independent readers and share their love of reading with their classmates. Students will choose an independent reading…

October 1, 2018
Fire Pistons

A fire piston is a primitive method of starting a fire. It consits of a hollow tube plugged at one end and a plunger rod. It uses the principles of…

October 1, 2018
LASER CUT LIGHT BOXES

Create your own personalized light box that includes LED strands and DC power supply. The image, LED light colors and display box dimensions are up to you!!  Time: 16 hours…

October 1, 2018
Ball and Triangle Game

This is a Traditional native Game played by North East Woodland Indigenous People. The Game was originally made withe birch bark, sinew and a carved wood ball. We are changing…

October 1, 2018
Mini LED Flashlight

Students will design and fabricate their very own mini LED flashlights! Students will create a case that fits all of the internal components of the flashlight. This can be done using…

October 1, 2018
REMIX: MP3 SPEAKER + MENTAL HEALTH

Students will be given an amplifier/speaker kit to assemble and solder. Students will also create a casing for this circuit system. This can be achieved by using the step-by-step tutorial…

October 1, 2018
tarukantohku: Digital Design Rooted in Storytelling Tradition

The purpose of this lesson is to promote collaboration between educational and cultural programming, specifically for the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. The Tunica-Biloxi are a federally recognized tribe with population…

October 1, 2018
Music & 3D Modeling: From James Brown to Architecture

Black History Month recognizes the heritage, accomplishments, and culture of African Americans in the United States. In honor of this month, this project combines black music, 3D modeling and laser…

October 1, 2018
Layers of the Earth with 3D printing

In this lesson students must complete calculations to create a model of the earth that is proportional to reality using Tinkercad.

October 1, 2018
Catapulting into Digital Fabrication

This lesson will introduce students to the essential concepts underlying the principles of 2 dimensional dynamics in a gravitational field. Along with the study of dynamics, students will construct either medieval…

October 1, 2018
PRIDE PIECES: EXPLORING SOCIAL IDENTITY, HISTORY, AND CULTURE

Students will create a neck piece based on symmetry, patterns, and colors seen in Black Panther as well as in traditional African art. They will learn how to simulate cultural…

October 1, 2018
Tinkercad & Chibi Chip Electronic Cards

This “Hour of Code” project is part of Computer Science Education Week from December 3 – 7 but the lesson can be done any time of the year. Students explore…

October 1, 2018
Shining the Light

Black Panther-inspired High School lesson plan using Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. These lessons are designed for 90 minute blocks – 3 week Unit. Note: *Option for advanced grade could…

October 1, 2018
Scrabble Tile Nametags

Learners will further develop their self portrait by identifying skills they have or want to gain, especially those that will make them leaders or useful to their teammates on group…

October 1, 2018
Finding Fibonacci in the Helicone

Leonardo of Pisa (c.1170–c.1250), also known as Fibonacci, is often considered the most talented mathematician of the Middle Ages. In this lesson students discover the mystical nature of the famous…

October 1, 2018