MakeyMakey

What Conducts Electricity?

MaKey MaKey - An Invention Kit for Everyone

MakeyMakey and Elements

Vocabulary to Know:


Closed Circuit: a complete circuit that allows the flow of electricity


Open Circuit: a circuit that is not complete and through which no current can flow.


Electrons: part of an atom and is the primary carrier of electricity in solids


Conductive: material is able to conduct or carry electricity through it


Non conductive: material is able to resist the flow of electricity

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Getting Started:

  1. Get in a group of 4 - sign out a laptop and a MakeyMakey Kit
  2. Go to this smore from the RMS website to use the links below.
  3. Find a game/activity from those listed below.
  4. Plug in the MakeyMakey to the laptop with the USB cable.
  5. Use the alligator clips to connect to the needed keys and to the elements of your choice (playdough, pencil drawings, etc).
  6. Always include an earth clip to complete the circuit

Keep Improving:

What makes for a good controller?


What other items would make better controllers?


How creative can you get with your controllers?


Try other games and other items.

Resources and Game Links

For More Info About Electricity:

Electricity