MakerTech 2018 Innovation, Collaboration, and Creation

CCRSB News: 
Friday, April 27, 2018

On Friday, April 27th, grade eight students across CCRCE and our local Ecole acadienne de Truro came together to problem-solve and experience challenge-based learning at the Holiday Inn, Truro. Throughout the day, students participated in different challenges under the theme of ‘Building a Sustainable Nova Scotia’. All activities support and are linked to the students’ science curriculum. 

This year, CCRCE has partnered with Engineers Nova Scotia to add a career exploration component to the day. 

The day's activities included

  • Water Insulator Challenge- Sustainable energy is all about conserving it. 
  • Water for the World- A challenge in partnership with Engineers Nova Scotia
  • Interactive Cell Challenge- Crete an interactive cell using the Makey Makey
  • Reusable Bag Challenge- Design a prototype of a reusable bag that you could carry and fold down into a tiny space
  • Human Power Challenge- Making energy with a bike
  • Sphero Coding Challenge- Create a maze and code the robot ball to make it through
  • Sparkfun Coding Challenge- If Nova Scotia was flooded, we'd need a coded message. Students wired the project and edited the code
  • Traffic Light Mechatronics- Students programmed traffic lights in the event of an emergency

The day also included VR goggles, 3d Printing with Brilliant Labs, a water run-off challenge with the Ditch Doctor on-site, soapmaking, button making, and computerized stitching. Needless to say, there was something for everyone that attended.