Introduction: "Save the Usable!" Conservation Inventions With Makey Makey
10 Makey Makeys (1 for every group of 2 students), 10 PicoBoards (optional), miscellaneous objects--found at home/school, or from second-hand stores
Step 1: Note
This project was first made for a How-To Contest Makey Makey ran in 2013 and was formatted a little differently than this. This was a winning submission from The New Century School, Verona, WI, USA.
Step 2: Introduction
Step 3: Materials
Step 4: Time
Step 5: Learning About Scratch
Step 6: Learning to Use the Makey Makey
Step 7: Brainstorming
What are some ways in which humans waste things?
Here are a list and a summary of some of our ideas about ways in which humans waste materials and resources.
Step 8: Choose Problem
Step 9: Brainstorm Possible Solutions
Here is a sample of students’ brainstorming.
Here is a blank template for brainstorming.
Step 10: Invention Planning
Sample of student work.
Step 11: Building and Debugging
Step 12: Videos and Website
Here is a template that helped students write scripts for their videos.
**Please visit our project website here.**
Step 13: Final Thoughts
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