Cultural Monuments With Makey Makey

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A cross-curricular activity that combines Physical Computing, STEM and Geography. The use of the Makey Makey kit is the core of the project which is coded with Scratch. The students used 3D puzzles of cultural monuments that they made and they put them on the world map. Alligator clips are attached on the puzzles and every time they touch each of them, some information of them is showed on screen. Coding in Scratch is easy,but the specific studemts have experience in Coding with Scratch.

The video of the project, Cultural monuments with Makey Makey

Supplies:

Makey Makey kit

World map

3D puzzles of cultural monuments (Pisa tower, Big Ben, Statue of Liberty, Petronas towers, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah)

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Step 1: 3D Puzzles With Cultural Monuments

The students make the 3D puzzles of Big Ben, Statue of Liberty, Pisa tower, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Petronas towers

Step 2: Coding in Scratch

The students find, on the Internet, images from the corresponding monuments and write the code in Scratch. They add information, about every monument.

Step 3: Connect 3D Puzzles With Makey Makey and Run!

The students connect the monuments with the alligator clips on the Makey Makey kit and they run the code

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