UTeach Maker Lesson Bank

The UTeach Maker Lesson Bank

This lesson bank is an archive of the lessons submitted by UTeach Makers as part of their Maker Showcase. This page also includes some of the documents used in the planning process. These STEM lessons were designed by teachers and, as with anything we make, they are a work in progress. These posts are intended to provide creative ideas, resources, and thoughts about improvement and redesign for others interested in classroom making. The files provide an overview of the lessons and a link to the Maker Showcase for each maker where more detailed lesson plans and materials are housed. The hope is that these lessons will inspire other Maker educators to try out similar ideas and continue to improve on these early iterations. Happy Making!

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Elements of Making Matrix
Making and The 5E
UTeach Maker Lesson Planning Guide
UTeach Maker Lesson Summary


Rodriguez, S., Allen, K, Harron, J., & Qadri, A. (Accepted) Making and The 5E. The Science Teacher. Coming January 2019

Rodriguez, S., Morrison, A.W., & Benfield P., (Accepted). Pulley Islands: A tinkering challenge.Science and Children.

Lowery, K., Rodriguez, S., & Benfield P., (Accepted). Making as a Performance Task.Science Scope.

Rodriguez, S., Harron, J., Fletcher, S., & Spock, H. (2018). Elements of making: A framework to support making in the science classroom.The Science Teacher, 85(2), 24-30.

Rodriguez, S., Harron, J., Benfield, P., & Reyes, M. (2018). Illuminating Food Webs: A maker jigsaw. Science Scope, 42(1), 57-64.