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Do-it yourself!

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DO-IT YOURSELF!

Does your class have a project? Would you like to invent or alter an object but don’t know where to start and don’t have the tools needed? We’ll provide the supervision, space, and resources to carry out your wildest projects. This is possible thanks to the Fab Lab at the Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier.

You’ll imagine and design your project in the classroom and come to the Museum to make it a reality. Whether your idea is related to electronics, computer science, the arts, robotics, or ecology, a guide will support you at every stage. The number of visits to the Fab Lab depends on the nature and scope of your project or invention.

Subject, duration, and materials will be discussed with the teacher, according to the nature of the project. The activity has three parts: in class, in the Fab Lab, and upon your return, in class. 

What is a Fab Lab?
It is a place featuring a multitude of tools (hammer, saw, 3D printer, laser cutter, etc.) and a do-it-yourself philosophy focused on repairing rather than throwing out and on pushing the limits of creativity by working together. Thus, students come to understand the dynamics of technological research through a specific project. For more information on Fab Labs, visit www.echofab.quebec/en/ and www.fabfoundation.org

Subjects and competencies :

Elementary Cycle Three
SubjectsCompetenciesProgression of learning
MathematicsReason using mathematical concepts and processes.Cognitive and metacognitive strategies: Planning.
Science and technologyMake the most of scientific and technological tools, objects, and procedures.Recognize the materials of which an object is made. 
French Communicate verbally.

Discuss various topics with others to develop thoughts: Address different speakers.

Visual ArtsProduce media works in the visual arts.Use a combination of elements of visual arts language based on the visual message and intended viewers.
        
Cross-curricular competencies:

Solve problems, cooperate with others and use creativity.

Excerpts from the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport’s Québec Education Program.