Free Learning At Home Course | Remote Learning Resources for Teachers
To support teachers, students and families currently experiencing or planning for school closures, our learning experts have created a new, FREE Learning at Home course. The course consists of 90 x daily 30-minute ‘Design Missions’, split into three grade bands: K-2, 3-4 and 5-6 (scroll down to see them all).
All Design Missions are aligned to international standards so you know exactly what your students are learning. Makers Empire is also certified by the Education Alliance Finland for pedagogical quality so you can be confident that students are learning with a world-class EdTech tool.
If you are already using Makers Empire with your students, just download the Teacher Guide then select one of the Design Missions below to quickly assign to your class.
If you are new to Makers Empire, download the Teacher Guide and follow the step-by-step instructions to sign up for an extended trial and quickly get your class set up and learning!
We know that you need high quality, intentional educational projects for your students right now, and we’re here to help.
How is your lunch packed for school? Are there containers or wraps like lunchboxes or bags that can be washed and re-used, rather than thrown in the bin? Choose one item that is used to pack your lunch, and make a copy of it in Makers Empire 3D.
Think of something you use that helps you fit or reach somewhere designed for bigger people, like a step-stool or a car booster seat. Design your own version in Makers Empire 3D, and explain how it helps kids fit or reach somewhere.
Have you ever left a tooth under your pillow for the Tooth Fairy? Design a container to put a tooth in underneath your pillow. It should keep the tooth from touching your sheets, and be a size and shape that doesn’t poke your head through the pillow.
Your gran is a bit unsteady on her feet and doesn’t like climbing on stools or ladders. She needs help to reach the soft winter coats that she keeps folded on a high shelf in her wardrobe. Design a tool for her to use to get the coats down from the shelf, while she is standing safely on the floor.
You’re about to go on stage and sing at assembly when your pants button breaks! It’s too risky to go on stage. You have five minutes (plus printing time) to quickly make something with Makers’ Empire that will save the day until you go home and sew your button back on!
Design a holiday ornament (for Christmas, Hannukah, Eid al-Fitr etc) that shows something which is important to your family at the holiday. It should have a loop for hanging, and have your family’s name on it.
Design a keyring that will make it easy to find the keys in a lady’s handbag that is full of books, sunglasses, a hairbrush, a purse, and a water bottle. The keyring should be a unique shape that isn’t like other things.so it can be found by touch, without looking into the bag.
Design a lightbox with your name on it to decorate your bedroom, to be powered by a AA battery, and with an easy-to-use switch. Make room for the battery in your design. (You can assume that internal wires can be connected, and that white areas of your lightbox will light up when the switch is turned on.)
Think of a household object that you use every day, which is not made of biodegradable material. Design a version of it that could be made out of recycled cardboard. Explain the benefits and downsides of your eco-object.
Your teacher wants you to design new chairs for your classroom. They need to be comfortable for the tallest and the shortest students in the class. Can you design a chair with one adjustable feature that makes it suitable for taller and shorter students?
Design a night light that can stick onto your front door, to help people see the keyhole when entering at night. Think about how it will be powered, e.g. make room for a battery, or represent a solar panel with a black square. (You can assume that internal wires can be connected, and that white shapes on your product are globes that will light up when the switch is turned on.)
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