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Making at Home

Inspired by The Maker Movement, the “Making & Design Thinking at Home – Virtual Guide” provides students an opportunity to creatively attack the world’s greatest problems and meet people’s most urgent needs all from their home by building prototypes using simple tools and materials.

The Making at Home Virtual Guide will support educators with online classes and will give students a creative outlet to build at home. The guide includes:

  • 5 steps of the Design Thinking Process in a student friendly video
  • Over 30 Design Challenges with a variety of topics and interdisciplinary connections to the Alberta Education’s Program of Studies
  • A Design Thinking Activity page to help students record their findings and sketch ideas
  • A simple tools and materials list of objects found at home

Maker Challenges

Check out these Maker Challenges from Maker Enthusiast John Spencer, and give them a try in your classroom! We want to see what your students come up with! Post photos or videos of their projects on social media, tagging @SkillsAlberta. 

Design the Ultimate Tree House

Create an Eco-Friendly Kitchen

Invent an Underground Civilization

Design a School on Mars

Design the Ultimate Roller Coaster

Design a Drone Delivery System

Design a City for Super Heroes

Design the Ultimate Tiny House

Create an Arcade Game

Learn more about the Skills Alberta Competition