The poster below was presented at the 2015 ISTE Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
The poster essential explains three projects that taught students science and technology through using Makey Makey Circuit Boards, Underwater Robots and Arduino Boards to create bioluminescent robots.
A brief blurb about three cool projects
Learning about circuit boards through building robots and music trees
Makey Makey Music Trees
This is a brief overview of a very successful collaborative project that took place between two very different schools.
Music Trees: The Lesson
Music Tree Process
Students first had to learn about how makey makey circuit boards work and how to tweek the arduino coding before considering their design.
Student Constructed Underwater Robots
This unit helps students develop design, collaboration and engineering skills needed when building their own underwater robot. This is a great way to enter into the conversation of building waterproof robots. The students in this program did not focus on competition but the process instead. They became excellent problem solvers and perfected their techniques at soldering, design, understood density changes to achieve neutral buoyancy and more.
Student Built Aquaponic Systems
Working within a Biology class, 9th grade students learned about the nitrogen cycle after researching and building their own living units.
STAY TUNED: ALWAYS MORE TO COME!
There is always more to add and explain. These projects included in this website give a brief look at what merging science and art looks like within my classroom.