Pick of the Week 8/25/20


When I was teaching, I remember how frustrating it was to find an activity that was “perfect” for all of my kids. Now in the time of Covid-19, I truly empathize with both the teachers AND parents. It must be frustrating trying to find just the right hands-on project to bring it all together. That’s why this weeks “Pick of the Week” is the website Instructables. Specifically their Teacher section. This is a searchable site designed to give teachers (and parent teachers!) resources that are “YOURS FOR THE MAKING”

Instructables is a community for people who like to make things. The Teacher portion of the site is searchable by grade level and subject. Want something to help shore up a 3rd grade social studies unit, search for grade 3-5 and Social Studies and see what comes up. It’s searchable from K-College. Great stuff!

The site is free, and each instructable unit has a pretty comprehensive list of what is needed both in equipment and tools. Try it out and let us know what you think.

Just to make things simpler, if you’re looking for an activity for your K-8 kids for Science, I’ve found some that are easy to do and don’t require any special equipment (lasers or 3D printers).

K-2 grade – Non-toxic Sensory Sand

3-5 grade – Make a Human Lung Model

6-8 grade – Virtual Expeditions and 3D modeling