Create amazing learning experiences with low-tech challenges and maker tools
Get your students designing, building, and learning with this curated collection of popular, low-tech maker tools, which includes 7 hands-on, leveled lessons.
The Challenge Guide was originally developed for New York City school libraries by a team of practicing maker educators led by Stanford FabLearn Fellow Mark Schreiber. Each lesson includes detailed teacher and student guides that follow the Demco Maker Framework. As students work through three increasingly challenging levels, they progress from instructor-led exploration to inventing their own solutions, reflecting on what they’ve learned, and building valuable 21st-century skills along the way.
Designed to encourage student-driven learning as stations in the classroom or library, activities support up to 30 makers working in groups of 3–5. Add in a few consumables and commonplace items like cardboard and scissors, and students will have everything they need right at their fingertips. Items can be stored neatly in their original packaging or in the included storage boxes.
Included tools may vary due to availability
What’s in the guide?
- 7 leveled maker challenges with extension suggestions, adaptable for age and skill level
- Each challenge includes teacher and student guides and requires 30–120 minutes
- 50+ pages
- For grades 3–7
- Guide also sold separately
What’s in the collection?
- K’NEX Building Sets
- Strawbees® Kits
- 1 Makedo™ Inventor Kit
- 2 Strictly Briks® 1,008-Piece Sets with four 6 qt. ClearView™ Storage Boxes