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Build any structure with Strawbees reusable connectors and straws. The modification state never ends - just keep adding, updating or removing pieces. Experiment by adding different building materials or maker tools.

  • Grades: K - 12

Create impressive stop-motion animations with this all-in-one kit. Stop-motion animation is a great team-building activity that encourages problem-solving, collaboration and creativity for kids at all experience levels. Software included.

  • Grades: K - 12

Inspire kids to produce polished broadcasts, short movies, presentations and more. All the green screen technology a media lab or makerspace could need comes in this powerful kit. Easy-to-use editing software included.

  • Grades: 1 - 12
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Provide hands-on learning opportunities for all ages and skill levels. Every K'NEX building set is designed to maximize student engagement and STEM knowledge in today's busy makerspace, classroom or learning commons.

  • Grades: 1 - 8

Learn, play and explore with the first app-enabled robotic ball. Sphero pairs to your smartphone or tablet, allowing kids to program simple commands. As their coding skills improve, they can move on to more complex instructions.

  • Grades: 1 - 12

This category uses items you likely will already have available in your space.

  • Grades: 1 - 8

These proprietary projects were developed exclusively for Demco Makerspace by Stanford Fellow and founder of Design Case Consulting, Mark Schreiber. These projects make use of some of the most popular makerspace products.

  • Grades: 1 - 12

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This guide for educators is filled with ideas for integrating stop-motion animation across curriculum and subjects. Video links to sample projects are included.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: 3 - 10
  • Duration: 0 - 45 mins

This guide introduces the key concepts of media literacy and illustrates the need for us to become better informed about mass media. Students will view and discuss examples of advertising and critically analyze an animated film.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 mins

This guide explores the history and types of animation and introduces the many forms of stop-motion animation. Students will watch examples of stop-motion and direct-on-film animation and discuss the differences between them.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 mins

This guide provides an overview of the basic equipment required for stop-motion animation. Students will learn about timing and the Three Main Principles of Animation. They will also make a flipbook and discover the Twelve Principles of Animation.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 mins

This guide outlines the important stage of "planning" and introduces the process of storyboarding and storytelling. Students will view examples of each other's work and learn the process of creating a collaborative storyboard.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 mins

This guide offers ideas to help students make 2D or 3D sets or backgrounds for their animated videos. Students will also learn about lighting techniques and critique a scene from an animated film using the elements and principles of design.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 mins

This guide provides the tools you need to introduce students to media literacy. Students will view examples of advertising and discuss the messages conveyed, examine the Key Concepts of Media Literacy and critically analyze an animated film.

  • Product: Green Screen Production Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: 1 - 12
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

This guide introduces students to the process of storyboarding. Students will work collaboratively to identify a topic for their group video production and create a storyboard, as well as learn about camera angles and point of view.

  • Product: Green Screen Production Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: 1 - 12
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

This guide will help you introduce students to the technique of chroma keying using a green screen. Students will analyze video clips, then do their own portrait study using chroma key techniques.

  • Product: Green Screen Production Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: 1 - 12
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

In this guide, students will learn the terms and jargon utilized in the broadcast/video production industry, as well as the value of group work and collaboration.

  • Product: Green Screen Production Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: 1 - 12
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

This guide will help students develop strong interview skills. Students will learn how news develops from people's natural curiosity about the people, places, events and situations of daily life and generate news story ideas from their own lives.

  • Product: Green Screen Production Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: 1 - 12
  • Duration: 0 - 60 mins

This manual contains basic instructions and 15 build plans that are aligned to the 863-piece K'NEX Large Maker Kit containing rods, spacers, connectors, separators and wheels.

  • Product: K'NEX
  • Grades: 1 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

This is a collection of seven K'NEX build plans for air travel models, including a hot air balloon, hang glider, UFO, helicopter and more.

  • Product: K'NEX
  • Grades: 3 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 90 mins

This is a collection of 10 K'NEX build plans for models of rides found at amusement parks.

  • Product: K'NEX
  • Grades: 4 - 8
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

This is a collection of 14 K'NEX build plans for creatures, including a butterfly, spider, giraffe, camel, cat and more.

  • Product: K'NEX
  • Grades: 1 - 4
  • Duration: 15 - 45 mins

This is a collection of 19 K'NEX build plans for sea life and sea travel, including a battleship, seaplane, windsurfer, seahorse, sea turtle and more.

  • Product: K'NEX
  • Grades: 3 - 8
  • Duration: 15 - 60 mins

This is a collection of six K'NEX build plans for prehistoric creatures, including a hadrosaurid, woolly mammoth and more.

  • Product: K'NEX
  • Grades: 4 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 90 mins

This is a collection of 14 K'NEX build plans for structures, including a treehouse, igloo, palace, car wash and more.

  • Product: K'NEX
  • Grades: 2 - 7
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

This is a collection of 15 K'NEX build plans for miscellaneous objects, including a gravitron, guitar, starburst, spinning top and more.

  • Product: K'NEX
  • Grades: 2 - 8
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

During this humanitarian engineering project, students design a pulley system that could be used to source water in Uganda, where sanitation is a major problem. Students develop annotated sketches and build a pulley from recycled materials.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 5 - 9
  • Duration: 60 - 120 mins

Students work together to re-create a piece from Lee Krasner's 1940s series "Little Images" using programming and paint. They will predict the behavior of different programs containing loops, then adapt the templates to paint with Sphero.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 5 - 9
  • Duration: 60 - 120 mins

Introduce students to Strawbees connectors and have them design a 3D wearable - a fun way to introduce concepts of design and prototyping.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: K - 2
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

This lesson introduces students to the different Strawbees connectors. Working in teams, students brainstorm an idea and then create a physical model.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: 2 - 4
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

This lesson introduces students to the different Strawbees connectors. Students learn the techniques of construction and collaborate to turn ideas into physical models.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: 5 - 7
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

This lesson introduces students to the different Strawbees connectors. Students learn the techniques of construction and collaborate to turn ideas into physical models.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: 8 - 12
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

This lesson teaches students the basics of flow programming with Quirkbot CODE. Students will design a wearable with Strawbees and illuminate it with Quirkbot and LED lights.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: 3 - 4
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

This lesson teaches students the basics of flow programming with Quirkbot CODE. Students will design a wearable with Strawbees and illuminate it with Quirkbot and LED lights.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: 5 - 7
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

This lesson teaches students the basics of flow programming with Quirkbot CODE. Students will design a wearable with Strawbees and illuminate it with Quirkbot and LED lights.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: 8 - 12
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

In this lesson, students will listen to a story, then design and make a parachute for the characters Mio and Ley to safely fly home from their mountain climb.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: K - 1
  • Duration: 30 - 60 mins

In this lesson, students will listen to a story, then use their imaginations to design a tool with Strawbees that will help the main character get back home.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: K - 2
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

In this collaborative lesson, students will read ?The Three Little Pigs" as a class, then work together to rebuild the first little pig's house with Strawbees and straws.

  • Product: Strawbees
  • Grades: K - 1
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

Create an interactive map of an important route, area, or battle from history.

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  • Grades: 6 - 8
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

Create an interactive fabric square that tells others about your family when each component is touched.

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  • Grades: 2 - 5
  • Duration: 45 - 90 mins

This guide introduces the process of creating clay characters. Students will learn about armatures and view examples of animated films that employ them. They will then create and build characters for their own stop-motion animation videos.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 60 - 90 mins

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This unit of 5 lessons introduces the concepts and basic process for media production. Age-appropriate content analysis options are presented, making this unit scalable for grades K-12.

  • Product: Green Screen Production Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: 1 - 12
  • Duration: 300 mins

This unit of six lessons introduces the concepts and basic process for creating animated features. Age-appropriate content options are presented, making this unit scalable for grades K–12.

  • Product: Animation Studio Kit (HamiltonBuhl)
  • Grades: K - 12
  • Duration: 840 mins
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This unit of eight activities takes students to various parts of the world to learn about topics like British painters, the Ugandan water crisis and Costa Rican turtles.

  • Product: Sphero
  • Grades: 5 - 9
  • Duration: 1440 mins

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