Makey Makey versus Curriculum

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Makey Makey versus Curriculum by Mind Map: Makey Makey versus Curriculum

1. Grade 9

1.1. Academic

1.1.1. Biology: sustainable ecosystems

1.1.1.1. Implement Makey Makey by turning the classroom into an interactive ecosystem that has different cause-and-effect relationships. For example, if two commands are activated (which can represent deforestation and flooding), what will be the resulting effect (which can be a picture that pops up of animals loosing their homes). (B1.1)

1.1.2. Chemistry: atoms, elements, and compounds

1.1.2.1. Implement Makey Makey by running Chemistry labs where you experiment what elements/compounds conduct electricity. This will help students understand the conductor property of elements and what that really means. (C2.2)

1.1.3. Earth and Space Science: the study of the universe

1.1.3.1. Implement Makey Makey by simply attaching a command to an output as an interactive classroom activity. For example, students can wonder around the room, when they press on a theorist, a voice recording can play explaining their perspective on evolution. (D3.1)

1.1.4. Physics: the characteristics of electricity

1.1.4.1. Implement Makey Makey to demonstrate what constitutes as a circuit. The activity could be one student holding the power supply and ground... and then all students holding hands in a circle. If someone let's go then the circuit is incomplete. This demonstrates that circuits can go through humans. (E2.2)

1.2. Applied

1.2.1. Biology: sustainable ecosystems and human activity

1.2.1.1. Implement Makey Makey when discussing how ecosystems interact. If you have two circuits, you can manipulate them to show how combining them can either compliment each other or hinder each other. (B2.4)

1.2.2. Chemistry: exploring matter

1.2.2.1. Implement Makey Makey when understanding the general features of the organization of the periodic table. Based on the level of conductivity, students will be able to group elements together based on their level of conduciveness. (C2.3)

1.2.3. Earth and Space Science: space exploration

1.2.3.1. Implement Makey Makey to help students understand what factors make Earth well suited for the existence of life. For example, the magnetosphere helps us determine how magnetic the field is. A Makey Makey would be able to gage the level of magnetism on the magnetosphere. (D3.2)

1.2.4. Physics: electrical applications

1.2.4.1. Implement Makey Makey to determine and compare the conductivity of various materials such as: metals, plastic, glass, or water. (E2.2)

2. Grade 10

2.1. Academic

2.1.1. Biology: tissues, organs, and systems of living things

2.1.1.1. Implement Makey Makey by creating a game of "Operation" where students have to identify different organs while removing them from the 'operation board.' (B2.1)

2.1.2. Chemistry: chemical reactions

2.1.2.1. Implement Makey Makey test conductivity of chemical reactions. Get students to write out molecular models and chemical reactions, then get them to create their solutions, and then use the Makey Makey to test conductivity. This tests students on their knowledge on how well they know what solutions will conduct. (C2.2)

2.1.3. Earth and Space Science: climate change

2.1.3.1. Implement Makey Makey to help students discover how electricity can move cars. If students build a car structure out of lego and connect a power supply to it that is controlled by the Makey Makey, students will be able to see that tires can turn based on the electric circuit. This will then stimulate the thought of electric cars versus gas powered. (D1.1)

2.1.4. Physics: light and geometric optics

2.1.4.1. Implement Makey Makey to help students learn angles of light and opacity. If you have a light generated by the Makey Makey, and then students can manipulate the surroundings of the bulb to see how the clarity of the light changes. (E2.1)

2.2. Applied

2.2.1. Biology: tissues, organs, and systems

2.2.1.1. Implement Makey Makey to help students understand how the respiratory system works. The teacher can hook up the Makey Makey to different parts of a mock human chest, and conduct tests to see the movement of oxygen. (B3.4)

2.2.2. Chemistry: chemical reactions and their practical applications

2.2.2.1. Implement Makey Makey to try and create heat. Therefore students can determine practical applications of the Makey Makey and how it could help professions. (C1.2)

2.2.3. Earth and Space Science: earth's dynamic climate

2.2.3.1. Implement Makey Makey to try and create heat. Take a piece of paper and fold it into a globe so that it represents Earth. Use heat generated by the Makey Makey and move the heat source different distances from the globe. This will help students understand how heat can impact the appearance of the Earth. (D2.4)

2.2.4. Physics: light and applications of optics

2.2.4.1. Implement Makey Makey to help students with the activity of predicting the qualitative characteristics of images. Take the light source that the Makey Makey creates, then put an image behind it at various distances. This is an activity for students to predict the location, orientation, and size of the image that you put near the light source. (E2.4)

3. Grade 11

3.1. Biology

3.1.1. University

3.1.1.1. BIG IDEAS: B. Diversity of Living Things... C. Evolution... D. Genetic Processes... E. Animals Structure and Function... F. Plants Anatomy, Growth and Function

3.1.1.1.1. Implement Makey Makey as a presentation method for a student activity. Get students to sample various organisms from a marsh, pond, field, or other ecosystem, and classify the organisms according to the principles of taxonomy. Then use the Makey Makey to present findings to class by having the alligator clips associated with a sound clip. (Found under the big idea "Diversity of Living Things"; B2.2)

3.1.2. College

3.1.2.1. BIG IDEAS: B. Cellular Biology... C. Microbiology... D. Genetics... E. Anatomy of Mammals... F. Plants in the Natural Environment

3.1.2.1.1. Implement Makey Makey alongside Scratch to help understand eye colour. Connect the Makey Makey to a piece of paper that has possible eye colours under the titles 'Mom' and 'Dad'. Based on the colour you select and which parent you select it under using the Makey Makey, the Scratch software will output the likely result of the baby's eye colour. (Found under the big idea "Genetics"; D1.1)

3.2. Chemistry

3.2.1. University

3.2.1.1. BIG IDEAS: B. Matter, Chemical Trends, and Chemical Bonding... C. Chemical Reactions... D. Quantities in Chemical Reactions... E. Solutions and Solubility... F. Gases and Atmospheric Chemistry

3.2.1.1.1. Implement Makey Makey to help students understand what chemical additives can do to food. Students could take a food that wouldn't conduct, and then inject a chemical into it. If it conducts, then the student has visual evidence of how additives can manipulate food. (Found under the big idea "Matter, Chemical Trends, and Chemical Bonding"; B1.2)

3.2.2. College

3.2.2.1. No grade 11 College Chemistry curriculum found

3.3. Environmental Science

3.3.1. University/College

3.3.1.1. BIG IDEAS: B. Scientific Solution to Contemporary Environmental Challenges... C. Human Health and the Environment... D. Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry... E. Reducing and Managing Waste... F. Conservation of Energy

3.3.1.1.1. Implement Makey Makey to engage students with learning about the importance of water preservation. If you set up multiple water buckets and attach an alligator clip to each, once a student steps into a bucket each bucket will state a fact as to how water has been affected. (Found under the big idea "Human Health and the Environment"; C2.2)

3.4. Physics

3.4.1. University

3.4.1.1. BIG IDEAS: B. Kinematics... C. Forces... D. Energy and Society... E. Waves and Sound... F. Electricity and Magnetism

3.4.1.1.1. Implement Makey Makey to help students understand distance, rate, and time. With Makey Makey and Scratch you can measure the change in rate over a desired distance and catch the correct time as your toy car drives over simple switches. (Found under the big idea "Forces"; C2.3)

3.4.2. College

3.4.2.1. No grade 11 College Physics curriculum found

4. Grade 12

4.1. Biology

4.1.1. University

4.1.1.1. BIG IDEAS: B. Biochemistry... C. Metabolic Processes... D. Molecular Genetics... E. Homeostasis... F. Population Dynamics

4.1.1.1.1. Implement Makey Makey where students can plan and construct a model to illustrate the essential components of the homeostatic process. Such as, create a flow chart that illustrates representative feedback mechanisms in living things. (Found under the big idea "Homeostasis"; E2.2)

4.1.2. College

4.1.2.1. No grade 12 College Biology curriculum found

4.2. Chemistry

4.2.1. University

4.2.1.1. BIG IDEAS: B. Organic Chemistry... C. Structure and Properties of Matter... D. Energy Changes and Rates of Reaction... E. Chemical Systems and Equilibrium... F. Electrochemistry

4.2.1.1.1. Implement the Makey Makey to help students explain how the physical properties of a solid or liquid depend on the particles present and the types of intermolecular and intramolecular forces. Students will use the Makey Makey to test electrical conductivity, and boiling point if students can generate heat with the Makey Makey. (Found under the big idea "Structures and Properties of Matter"; C3.4)

4.2.2. College

4.2.2.1. BIG IDEAS: B. Matter and Qualitative Analysis... C. Organic Chemistry... D. Electrochemistry... E. Chemical Calculations... F. Chemistry in the Environment

4.2.2.1.1. Implement Makey Makey such that students can use it to generate sound on Scratch to explain the relationship between the atomic number and the mass number o an element, and the difference between isotopes and radioisotopes of an element. Makey Makey can be used as a presentation method. (Found under the big idea "Matter and Qualitative Analysis"; B3.1)

4.3. Earth and Space Science

4.3.1. University

4.3.1.1. BIG IDEAS: B. Astronomy... C. Planetary Science... D. Recoding Earth's Geological History... E. Earth Materials... F. Geological Processes

4.3.1.1.1. Implement Makey Makey so that students can observe the night sky through direct observation. Combine the Makey Makey with a webcam to create a collage of stars, with a zoom-in feature being readily available. (Found under the big idea "Astronomy"; B2.2)

4.3.2. College

4.3.2.1. No grade 12 College Earth and Space curriculum found

4.4. Physics

4.4.1. University

4.4.1.1. BIG IDEAS: B. Dynamics... C. Energy and Momentum... D. Gravitational, Electric, and Magnetic Fields... E. The Wave Nature of Light... F. Revolutions in Modern Phyics

4.4.1.1.1. Implement Makey Makey where students can analyze a technological device that applies the principles of linear or circular motion, such as: a slingshot, a rocket launcher, a race car, etc. The Makey Makey can be set up in a precise way in order to make a car move. (Found under the big idea "Dynamics"; B1.1)

4.4.2. College

4.4.2.1. BIG IDEAS: B. Motion and its Applications... C. Mechanical Systems... D. Electricity and Magnetism... E. Energy Transformations... F. Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems

4.4.2.1.1. Implement Makey Makey to teach students about energy transformations. A great project for them to experiment with Makey Makey's would be to create a Rube Goldberg machine. (Found under the big idea "Energy Transformations"; E2.3)