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Be a Maker

Activity Description: 
In this activity, students will use their surroundings and resources to solve a problem or process by creating or redesigning an object. This activity breaks down manufacturing to its fundamentals and promotes students to experience stages of manufacturing characteristics.

How to Participate:

  • Think of a problem you can solve around your home or school by redesigning a product or process. (For more inspiration, ask a friend or family member about a problem or proces that needs solving.)
  • Brainstorm on how you can solve the problem.
  • Gather materials to aid you in solving the problem or making a difference in a process.
  • Create/design your product. 

How to Get Points:

  • Submit a picture of you and your improved design or product.
  • Explain your problem and how you solved it with your new design in the “Tell Us About Your Experience” section on the submission page. 
  • Answer student submission questions from “Tell Us About Your Experience” section in complete sentences. 
Time Details: 

1-5 days depending on the student

Cost Details: 

Free, unless student wants to buy materials.

People Details: 

5-12 grade students should work individually.

States Available: 
Submission Details: 

One per student per month.

Outcome of the Activity: 

This individual activity allows students to experience a series of steps needed for stem related careers such as materials science exploration, problem solving, and design.

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