Materials List: Can You Hear Me Now? Designing a Communication Device

Each group needs

  • computer, laptop or tablet
  • Make a Communication Device Worksheet; one per student
  • A variety of materials for students to build their devices (Note: give groups unlimited access to each, but they will not be using all materials at once.)
    • yarn
    • rope
    • fishing line
    • string
    • wire
    • a variety of recycled materials that are consumable
  • different kinds of tape (Scotch, duct, painters)
  • plastic cups
  • tin cans of various sizes
  • paper cups of various sizes
  • plastic cups of various sizes
  • toilet paper or paper towel rolls
  • meter stick
  • scissors
  • poster paper

For the entire class to share:

  • markers
  • nail, hammer, and scissors for teacher
  • play money (e.g., Monopoly money) (optional)