Create Eye-Catching Computer Part Jewelry as You Learn About Computer Hardware
In this ongoing and enriching STEM-inspired course, students will learn how to carefully take apart an old computer and use the parts to make eye-catching upcycled jewelry.
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Once per week
over 4 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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What do you do with a broken-down computer or keyboard? Keep it out of the trash bin and upcycle it into functional jewelry adored by friends and family! Students love the process of taking apart old computers! It is always fun and a great opportunity to learn about what is inside a computer. This activity is based on several STEM/STEAM upcycling activities. Next, learners will make creative nice looking jewelry art using the interesting and beautiful parts they found hiding inside the old...
Critical thinking and problem solving as they work to take apart the computer. The basic hardware of a computer. Hand-eye coordination as they work to take apart the computer and put their jewelry together. Creativity as they design their jewelry. Communication skills when they share their work and help others in the class.
1 file available upon enrollmentThe materials required for this class are: (**See attached materials list with photos) From home (or thrift stores) - Old broken laptop or desktop computer and/or keyboard - Most Phillips and flat head screwdrivers will work- yet a variety of sizes is optimal such as the one shown on the supply list. To purchase - Earring loops (with back optional) - 20 Gauge wire - Barrettes unfinished (mixed sizes are fine) - Chain or paracord, any style/color of your choice (for necklaces) - Round Nose Pliers (thin nose, round jaws) - Jump rings (4mm or 6mm or a variety pack) - Finger ring blanks - E6000 glue- the new low order version Costs depend on how much and where you purchase your items but should cost less than $30, many of these items can also be purchased together in a kit, or do not need to be purchased if your learner does not want to make that type of jewelry (for example rings). Materials are available online and at local craft stores such as Michaels or Hobby Lobby. Check your stores for coupons.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Some help might be needed from a parent to loosten screws and ensure safety for the younger learners, or those who are not comfortable with using tools.
Laurie Bloyer M.Ed.
Master's in Education, experienced PK-12 teacher and Jill-of-all-trades specialist.
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
3 total reviews
3 completed classes
Hi! My name is Laurie Bloyer, and I have been a teacher for over 15 years. I look forward to teaching your child the essential life skills that they will need for success in life. These skills include problem-solving, creative and critical...