Science Schtuff: The Maker Movement
1 Do Now
Teacher facilitates students' "Do Now" writing activity and discussion. They should hard time this activity at 10 minutes.
Students read the Maker Movement article and respond to the prompt below.
“Write at least 4 lines about how you connect to the Maker Movement.”
Then, students "Turn and Talk" reading their 4 lines aloud to a partner.
Next, students go back and highlight what stands out to them.
Finally, a few students share as class
2 Investigation Stations (Jigsaw Activity)
Teacher explains how a jigsaw activity works and divides the students into groups of 3. They then number off within that group as a 1, 2, or 3.
Teacher has all of the "ones" gather together with their iPads and scan the QR code for station one. The students then answer their station's assigned question, completing a graphic organizer (list important points, list important quotes.) This then repeats for "twos" and "threes."
Hard time the stations at 15 minutes. While students are in stations, the teacher should walk around using questioning techniques to get students thinking and focused.
Then, students return to their original groups and share out for 15 minutes.
- The mind of a maker
- Watch, make notes on graphic organizer
- Maker Movement in Pittsburgh
- Read/Investigate site, make notes on graphic organizer
- “How do pinterest, kickstarter, and etsy influence the Maker Movement?”
- Find a project on one of these sites that was developed by a “maker.”
3 Homework/Follow Up
Teacher will organize a future video call with a local "maker."
Students should write at least one question to ask the owner/manager of the Pittsburgh Tech Shop.