This lesson repository contains submissions from UTeach Makers and Maker Fellows. These maker-centered STEM lessons are continuously evolving. Our goal is to offer inspiration, innovative concepts, resources, and insights for those interested in incorporating making in the classroom. We aspire to motivate other maker educators to experiment with these ideas and further refine these initial versions. Happy Making!


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VIDEO: Maker-centered Learning in the STEM Classroom

Watch UTeach Maker Fellow, Phillips Adebayo, enact and discuss a cardboard construction lesson in his high school chemistry class.


This MCI FAQ list was generated as part of the 2019 Austin Maker Faire Educators Summit. It has a list of responses to commonly asked questions about making in schools and is a good resource for anyone getting started.


Items c/o UTeach Maker Fellow, Kira Lowry. She uses these activities in her classroom makerspace.


Rodriguez, S.R, Lowery, K., Casares, D., & Adebayo, P. (2024). Exploring Student Perceptions of Engagement During Maker-centered Instruction. The Science Teacher, 91(1), 51-57.

Castle, H., Lowery, K., & Rodriguez, S.R. (2020). Making Sense of the Human Body. Science Scope. 43(7), 18-21.

Rodriguez, S., Morrison, A.W., & Benfield P. (2019). Pulley Islands: A tinkering challenge. Science and Children, 56(8), 27-34.

Lowery, K., Rodriguez, S., & Benfield P. (2019). Making in The Middle: Making as a Performance Task. Science Scope, 42(7), 78-86.

Rodriguez, S., Allen, K, Harron, J., & Qadri, A. (2019) Making and the 5E Learning Cycle. The Science Teacher, 86(5), 48-55.

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.

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