Maker Fest!!

posted Mar 9, 2018, 6:58 AM by Daron Martin   [ updated Mar 27, 2018, 6:10 AM ]

Project Description:

The Sugar Hill Maker Fest will take place this year on April 21, 2018. There will be many professional makers there; however, we always have many student makers that are either selling their product or demonstrating cool science. For this project you will have two options:

  1. Choose to make something cool and engaging that the you can teach the public about. This should use tech/engineering skills that you have acquired, and you should be able to communicate these skills to the public.

  2. Choose one of the Science/Math concepts that we have discussed so far this year, or one that we will use this semester, build a cool/fun exhibit that can get patrons excited about science. This can be a common science demonstration but you must ramp it up into an interactive low cost exhibit, and be able to display and explain the science behind the demonstration


  • Science

    • 4e- Use mathematics and computational thinking to apply concepts of the mole and Avogadro’s number to conceptualize and calculate percent composition, empirical/molecular formulas, and mass, mole and particles relationships.

    • 4f- Use mathematics and computational thinking to identify and solve different types of reaction stoichiometry problems

    • 5a- develop a model to illustrate the process of dissolving in terms of solvation versus dissociation

    • 5e-develop a model to explain the effects of a solute on boiling point and freezing point

    • 5i- plan and carry out an investigation to explore acid-base neutralization

    • 6a- plan and carry out an investigation to calculate the amount of heat absorbed or released by chemical or physical processes.

    • 6- Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the Kinetic Molecular Theory to model atomic and molecular motion in chemical and physical processes,

    • OR ask Mr. Martin about another standards that you can incorporate from earlier in there year. EVERYTHING HAS CHEMISTRY!

  • LA

    • LA09.C.23: produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
    • LA09.C.21.a: introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections and distinctions; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension
    • LA09.C.21: write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content
  • TECH

    • TEC1A3, TEB 2.18- demonstrate Effective professional communication skills
    • TEB 2A4 - Demonstrate and follow safety, Health, and Environmental Standards
    • TEB 2A6 - Apply Fundamental design principles of EDP
  • Math

    • Coming Soon!


  • Science

    • Students should select a minimum of one standard and design a creative demonstration that reflects that standard. Students should also create a simple yet thorough explanation of the science that drives the standards. 
  • Tech
    • TEC1A3, TEB 2.18- demonstrate Effective professional communication skills
    • TEB 2A4 - Demonstrate and follow safety, Health, and Environmental Standards
    • TEB 2A6 - Apply Fundamental design principles of EDP
  • Math
    • Coming Soon!
  • LA
    • Coming Soon!



  • Project Launch

    • Students will then get in groups of 3-4, and brainstorm 5 ideas that they could use to in their project.

      • These Ideas should be on a google doc that is shared with all members of the group and your CDAT 9 Teachers.

    • Things to think about for your exhibit are:

      • Reproducible

      • Cheap

      • Easy

      • Able to be completed outside with little need for a constant power source

    • Submit the link to your google form here.

    • Student will present out their ideas for feedback at the end of the project time today.

  • 3/13

    • Students should narrow down to their top two ideas and do a cost analysis of those ideas. This analysis should be added to the google doc for feedback.

  • 3/14

    • Students should narrow their idea down to one and lay out a plan for completing their exhibit

      • Plan details

        • Science

          • Chemicals and amounts, do you know all of the science that you need to know for your exhibit. What research do you need to do.

        • Exhibit

          • What materials are needed to build your exhibit.

          • How many people can do your demonstration at a time,

          • How many students are required to run it,

          • Will there be waste and how will you dispose of it

          • Are gloves and goggles necessary

          • How often are you going to run your demonstration

          • How much space will you need

          • Etc.

  • 3/16

    • Students should create a formal proposal for their exhibit. Follow format here, and place on google doc.

  • 3/21

    • Students should submit the revisions to their proposals.

  • 3/23

    • Students should start the write-up of their science explanation to the public.

    • Come up with simple/complete directions for their exhibit

  • 3/27

    • Explanations and directions should be submitted in the required format for approval.

      • These should include the make fest logos along with a project logo created in photoshop or the like.

      • Find the Format for the poster below. Please Submit your poster to the google form here.

  • 3/30

    • Exhibition Day!

      • All project will need to be completed for a rough run through of your exhibit.

Daron Martin,
Mar 27, 2018, 5:49 AM