• Allow students to bring in their own materials, such as LEGO or K’Nex, for their projects.
• Ask the school custodians to save empty paper towel tubes and cardboard boxes for students to reuse in their projects.
• The module cards help my students answer many of their own questions about how Bits work or how they can be adjusted.
The students were less frustrated because they weren’t waiting on me.
• It’s helpful to have several small metal screwdrivers on hand in addition to the plastic screwdriver that’s included in the kits.
• Student groups of two work well when students are sharing a kit.
• Have the students sketch their circuits and explain them to each other.
It really helps them to understand what’s happening.
• Let students take a kit home, and pair it with a design challenge that parents and students can work on together.
This works well to build homeschool connections to classroom learning.
• An old t-shirt, fresh out of the laundry, works well for wiping the connectors and the magnets.
• Have the project booklets on-hand for more reluctant students to get started.