Design a Hat with a Job


Design a Hat

A week-long unit where children design a hat before prototyping a hat with a job using littleBits.

Duration: 2 hour sessions x 5 days

NGSS Standards: 3-5-ETS1-1 Engineering Design, 3-5-ETS1-2 Engineering Design, 3-5-ETS1-3 Engineering Design

GRADE LEVEL
Elementary (ages 8-10)

DIFFICULTY
Beginner

SUBJECT
Art/Design
Science
littleBits Basics
Engineering
Makerspace Workshops

MODULES & ACCESSORIES USED (6)
light sensor (1)
button (1)
power (1)
light wire (1)
battery + cable (1)
Brick Adapter (1)

OTHER MATERIALS USED (2)
Tape 1
baseball cap 1

ADDITIONAL FILES
https://lb-community.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/user/119741/2a06aadd-fc09-4995-9227-a1fce5886363.pdf

LESSON GUIDE

STEP 1 : Design a Hat with a Job

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After experimenting with littleBits so see how the different Bits affected each other, we developed a prototype of what we wanted our hat to do with littleBits (light up for evening runs). We experimented with a button and a light sensor. The light sensor won out because no one wants to run while holding a button!