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Fifth Grade April 2018


Good morning you awesome, fantastic, fabulous class!


During PARCC

Watch Library Dragon

Create a Teacher/Mom Wordle


Tech Teacher

Tech Students


Learning Goal

I can  review  circuits 
I can  create  circuits with a MakeyMakey controller 
I can  use  Scratch programming language to create unique projects 


  1. Review a circuits
  2. Have students discuss vocabulary and see if they brought what they thought would make good conductors.... 
  3. Review the steps on how to use the Makey Makey

First, watch this video to give you some background knowledge.

Makes Makey Intro video 

Step 1: In order to complete this project, you will need a Makey Makey Kit

In your kit you will find:

  • 1 USB cable
  • 7 alligator clips and 6 jumper/connector wires
  • Makey Makey Board
  • Illustrated instruction guide


Step 2: Begin by plugging in the small side of the USB cable into the Makey Makey Board, and the other end of the USB cable to your computer.



              (big and small USB)                    (small USB in Makey Makey Board)            (big USB in laptop/computer)

Step 3: Upon connecting the Makey Makey to your laptop/computer, you may receive a pop up message that asks you to install other drives or do a different set up. Simply ignore the message and close out that window.

Step 4: Connect to “Earth” aka homebase by clipping any of the alligator clips to the front, bottom side of the Makey Makey board.


 Step 5:Connect to yourself by holding the other end of that alligator clip. You are now officially “grounded” or connected to your Makey Makey.


Step 6: As you can see, you have the ability to connect your alligator clips to the arrows, your space bar, or as a mouse clip.


Step 7:Why don’t we try connecting to the Space Bar first. Grab another wire and hook one side of the alligator clip to the Space. Ground yourself to “Earth” again (make an aluminum foil bracelet for your wrist). Now, attach the alligator clips on the wire that is connected to the space bar. When you are touching both earth and space bar clips, you should see a green light on your Makey Makey Board, and your computer should be recognizing your touch as the space bar. Refer to the pictures below for help.


            Step 8:Connect more of the alligator clips to your Makey Makey Board. It may be difficult to juggle all of these alligator clips in your hands, so connect the other end of the alligator clips to an object that conducts electricity. This is where you experiment and find out what is a good





As a class I will demonstrate this and then use bananas as the conductors. We will then have everyone in the class connect by hand and try playing the banana bongos to demonstrate conductors.

Go to Makey Makey (Bongos)




3-PS2-3: Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.

4-PS3-2: Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

HS-PS3-3: Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.




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Student Makey Makey Challenge Cards


Simple Circuit: To complete a simple circuit, you must create a loop for the electrons to flow.  So you need to get power from your power source to the LED and back to the power source. If you build a successful current, your light will shine! In this lab, you will create your own simple circuits with Makey Makey and once you've mastered that, you will create your own makey makey game!



Challenge 1:

Can you use people to complete the circuit?

Can you add people

to create your piano or alternate game using

 scratch. The goal is to

find as many different conductors as possible!

 Challenge 2




Challenge 2:

Create a Makey Makey Mario Game








Challenge 3:

One man band






Challenge 4:


Flappy Bird





 Challenge 4



Challenge 5:


Dance Revolution





Challenge 5



Challenge 6:




Create a Makey Makey

PacMan #1








Challenge 7:

Using Scratch and

Makey Makey create

your own original





Challenge 7




Challenge 8:


Using the design

process create your own

musical instrument using

makey makey. 












2 Angel/Gavin 

3 Jonathan/Arelly

5 Glendia/Mercy


9 Tyson/Jameson

11 David/Francisco

13 Anderson/Aiden

15 Gerry/Diego/Abby

19 Josiah/Kaden

21 Alessandra/Nixi

23 Gabriel/Dominic


Ms. Berry

2 Isabella/Abby/MiaB

5 Joshua/Nevan

7 Michael/RJ

9 Analiz/Kadence

11 Anahyee/Andre

13 Katelyn/Adan

15 Zach/Devan

17 MiaT/MacKenzie

19 Tyrese/Jonah

21 Amarae/Isaiah

23 Abi/ Anahi














17Rene/Jocelyn S



3 Elijah/Dallas




13 Onii/Joshua

15 Esmeralda/Sebastian

19 Jacob/Alex/Allan

23 Billy/Rafael

25 Zaidyn/Brianna







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