Create amazing learning experiences with low-tech challenges
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. Activities are designed to encourage student-driven learning as stations in the classroom or library.
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
Activities focus on these tools:
• Building bricks like Strictly Briks® or other building bricks