LIGHT UP THE LIBRARY: Makerspace Cardboard Construction

This term is always about Book Week and the promotion of reading. This year we are focusing on the pairing with a Makerspace concept.

At the start of term, students nominated their interest in a cardboard construction activity.

Over the course of two lunchtimes, students planned the lighthouse, presented their ideas, assessed the best plan and then came together a week later to actually construct the lighthouse. The process was loosely based on a DESIGN THINKING process.

At the top of the lighthouse there is an LED light that can be turned on (battery powered). This was a design element that the students need to consider when planning and building the lighthouse.
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In the coming weeks we will add our shortlisted reviews to the Lighthouse Construction.

 

SO FAR in the JS Library this term…

Other activities that the students have been doing related to the Book Week are

  • creating BOOK LANTERNS using book dust covers
  • collating (PAPER CRAFT) of the L-I-G-H-T letters  for display

STAY TUNED FOR MORE LUNCHTIME ACTIVITIES TO ‘LIGHT UP THE LIBRARY’ in the weeks to come.

  • Animation using apps
  • Green screening – LIGHTS – CAMERA – ACTION
  • Circuits – soft circuits, paper circuits and more

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