Hacking The School Yard: Scrapyard Challenge Junior Maker Kits

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  • Hacking The School Yard: Scrapyard Challenge Junior Maker Kits

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  • The Scrapyard Challenge Junior Maker Kits (SCJMK) was developed from the Scrapyard Challenge workshops which are intensive workshops developed by Jonah Brucker-Cohen and Katherine Moriwaki where participants build simple electronic projects out of found, discarded, or “junk” materials. SCJMK was developed together with our team at Parsons and presents an informal learning experience for youth that utilizes the integration of art, design, and technology to deliver STEM concepts. We introduce a custom input board to facilitate the workshop and the learning experience introduces basic principles of electricity and systems thinking using hands-on activities that encourage personal creativity.

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