Makerversity DIY is a pioneering curriculum of hands-on lessons for teachers and students everywhere, designed by Makerversity. Our simple and exciting lesson plans enable educators to incorporate making and hands-on activities into core curriculum subjects. Lessons are designed to bring making and teamwork into the classroom simply and affordably. Whether you’re looking for new and engaging ways to teach Maths, Physics, IT or creative subjects, there’s a Makerversity DIY lesson that can help. Once you make a purchase, we will send you a link giving you access to the lesson pack.
Make your own microscope:
This lesson is based around a simple hack of a cheap peripheral webcam which, using very basic workshop tools, can be turned into a digital microscope when connected to a laptop or USB enabled tablet. By dismantling an object, observing how it has been assembled and how these components work together, pupils will gain a deeper understanding of the material world around them and can use this curiosity to explore how things work and to invent for themselves.
This pack contains a teacher's guide, lesson plan, presentation, instruction sheets, exercise sheets and equipment list. You will need a precision screwdriver, steel rule 30cm, scalpel, cutting mat, small g-clamp, vernier caliper (if available), junior hacksaw, computer, peripheral webcam, A3 card 120gsm.
Once you make a purchase, we will send you a link giving you access to the lesson pack.