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‘Unboxing’ a MakerBox

In this video, Alison talks us through the unboxing of a MakerBox.

In this video, Alison talks us through the unboxing of a MakerBox. MakerBoxes were developed by the MakEY project team here in Sheffield and build on the concept of ‘story sacks’, which are a well-established set of resources familiar to early years practitioners.

Each MakerBox contains materials and resources that enable two maker activities to be undertaken.

These are activities that involve making and can foster learning in science, engineering, mathematics and technology (STEM), in addition to relating to curriculum areas such as art, craft and design, music, and so on (STEAM).

A full list of the contents of all the Makerboxes can be found on the Makey website.

Are there any themes for a Makerbox that you would like to use in your setting?

There is a second video available in which Alison unboxes a MakerBox based around architecture.

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

What is an ‘unboxing’ video?

Unboxing videos are a Youtube phenomenon in which people record themselves unpacking products, particularly high tech consumer products and toys. They will describe the item in detail and often demonstrate the product too. These types of videos are popular with children who both create and consume these videos.

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