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Making Connections Through Conductivity

Making Connections Through Conductivity

A study of conductive materials connected directly to coding for fourth grade students in Lenore Lounsbury’s class at Wenonah Elementary School.

As part of the hands-on activity, students paired up to use the Makey Makey kits and explore materials that are conductive, such as carrots, celery and Play-Doh. Adding an additional component to the activity, students connected the Makey Makey kits to laptop computers where they used the Scratch coding software to animate a character. 

Using both technology components, students were able to code their character to complete a series of movements and commands using the wired circuits they created with the Makey Makey kits.