Materials List: Light Up Your Machines with Biomimicry!

Each group needs:

  • either 1 STEM kit  (such as those found here, here, or here to create a car, lamp, plane, Ferris wheel, or boat); OR various materials including:
    • cardboard boxes
    • Popsicle sticks
    • wooden skewers
    • rubber bands
    • plastic water bottles
    • Styrofoam pieces
    • small wooden wheels
    • batteries (9v or AA)
    • battery holders (for 9v or AA)
    • copper wires
    • LED/penlight bulbs
    • electrical tape
    • masking tape
    • DC motor
    • glue gun/glue sticks
    • switches
  • laptop/cellphone for documentation
  • index card for each student
  • pen or pencil for each student
  • Playing with Energy Student Worksheet (one for each group)

For the entire class to share:

  • glow-in-the-dark paint                     
  • UV beads
  • fluorescent tape
  • black light
  • laptop/tablet
  • projector (to present PowerPoint presentation)