Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Makey Makey STEAM

In The Kahikatea Hub, we have been working hard every Monday and Friday afternoon making different things for STEAM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) IN the afternoons when we do STEAM, we make different things that contain conductive materials. Conductive materials are materials that will produce electricity, we also use a website called Scratch.
Some of the things we have made have been Instruments, Controllers and an alarm system.
We use alligator clips and a Makey Makey Kit

The conductive play dough for a creative keyboard/piano

Working out where the clips go

Another Keyboard/piano

Working together on a musical instrument. TEAM WORK!

Another outstanding piano


  1. What a marvellous example of Learn Create Share here on your blog! It looks like your STEAM afternoons are a lot of fun and you are coming up with creative ideas here.

    Thanks for sharing this.
    Mrs Burt Manaiakalani

  2. Aloha Room 4 Kahikatea Hub!!! My name is Lavinia and I am from Waikowhai Primary School. I am in Hauraki with Ms Sands. I really like how you put in brackets what the meaning of Steam. I also like how you guys got to enjoy some makeymakeys.
    We have some makeymakeys at school. Something you could think of next time is, you could add a reflection on how you guys felt or if you enjoyed it, or you could add a little writing at the end to describe how it went. Other than that, well done!!!
    If you would like to see my blog here is the site, wpslaviniac.blogspot.com. Please feel free to leave a comment or some feedback for me. I can't wait to see more of your work.
    Catch Ya Later Bloggers!!!

  3. Hello Mrs Burt
    I'm Ruby and I help out reply for Room 4 Kahikatea Hub,
    Thanks for your kind comment.
    I'm glad you thought this was a great explanation, and we do have a lot of fun in the afternoons :)

    Bye Mrs Burt
    Have a great day,
    Ruby, Papakura Central School

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  5. Hi, I'm Gracie Year 6 student from
    Yaldhurst Model School
    I heard from this that it was fun for you guys
    but, was it challenging?
    Did you do it in groups? or a group?
    kind regards

  6. Hi, I'm Teegan Year 6 student from YMS.
    Is the Makey Makey kit like brain box with things you can make a boat with?
    What else could you make using the mmk?
    Did you have instructions to follow?
    Kind Regards

  7. Hi im Jacob year 7 from yms i hope you had fun doing the science did you had instructions to follow?
    Kind Regards

  8. Hi everyone it's me layton from yaldhurst model school. i just wanted to say that you look like you all had fun with this. KEEP IT UP! :)

  9. STEAM afternoons look like amazing and inspiring learning! What kind of instruments have you made? I'd love to hear a video clip of your instruments.

  10. Hello Tania!
    I'm Ruby and I help out reply for Room 4 Kahikatea,
    Thanks for your comment.
    We have made all sorts of instruments, piano being the most common, as well as drums.
    I'm sorry you couldn't hear the instruments...we forgot to record them.
    Have a great day,
    Ruby :)

  11. Kia ora My name is Faith I am a student at Waikowhai Primary school. I love how you used makey makey those photos looked like you had heaps of fun using makey makey. It reminds me when we used makey makey we played the piano with the makey makey. Maybe next time you could explain the materials that you needed and where you got the makey makey from. If you would like to check my blog out then you can just press my name and then you will go on my blog

  12. Hi Room 4, my name is Bruno from Waikowhai Primary School in Te Waka Ako. I really like your blog post about makey makeys. This reminded me of when we played with makey makeys and made music with them, it was really fun. If you would like to check out myblog here it is http://wpsbrunoa.blogspot.com/

  13. Hi Room 4,

    Awesome blog post! Steam sounds like a pretty cool enquiry. My class are doing are own inquiries about Global warming. Really cool post next time try use a different way of presenting your work like putting it on a slide or you could try using a website called Flipsnack. I really enjoyed reading this post looking forward to reading more of your post.

    Yaldhurst Model School

  14. kia ora Room 4, My name is Conrad and I am a year six from Waikowhai Primary School. Great blog post about using the makey makey for STEAM. I liked your photos of you guys playing with the makey makeys, alligator clips and scratch. Maybe you could tell us what you had to do and what materials you needed. If you would like to see my learning please come and check out my learning blog, here is the link to it.