littleBits Workshop for senior high school students in China


littleBits Workshop for senior in China

Hi, I am Eva. I come from Taiwan. I am a maker and an educator in China. This lesson is an outline of process for running littleBits workshop for china senior high school students. This workshop was run in China. There was 20 students. They divided into groups by 5 people, 4 groups. I used 6 Deluxe kits for this workshop. The goal was to present a project made by littleBits(LEGO is the primary material at that moment).
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Duration: 1 whole day

GRADE LEVEL
High School (ages 14-17)

DIFFICULTY
Intermediate
Beginner

SUBJECT
Makerspace Workshops
Art/Design
Engineering

MODULES & ACCESSORIES USED (19)
fan (1)
slide dimmer (1)
roller switch (1)
branch (1)
dc motor (1)
buzzer (1)
long led (1)
light sensor (1)
bargraph (1)
button (1)
dimmer (1)
power (1)
pulse (1)
vibration motor (1)
pressure sensor (1)
servo (1)
sound trigger (1)
bright led (1)
battery + cable (1)

LESSON GUIDE

STEP 1 : Introduce the littleBits

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1 hour
Introduce mind map and the littleBits module: power, DC motor and button. Students need to use mimd map to brainstorming about this modules’ possible uses and share to everyone.

STEP 2 : Possibility with LEGO

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1 hour
Find a subject from mind map in first step. Try to use LEGO to build it.

STEP 3 : Reflection

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30 minutes
Take a rest and think about the problem when they build the modules.

STEP 4 : Try again

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30 minutes
Fix the problems they’ve faced during the reflection.

STEP 5 : Discuss new module

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2 hour
Give each group different module. Encourage them figure out the function about the module they’ve had. Let students introduce different module’s functions. Then build a new subject with the littleBits and LEGO.

STEP 6 : Discuss final presentation and build it

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4 hour
Figure out what can they do in 3 hours. The requirement is everyone’s works need to meet the same topic.
The video is one of the works.