National Informal STEM Education Network: Monster Mask

In this activity, learners create a mask with a special feature: an LED bulb that lights up.

The activity is designed to prompt conversation and reflection about responsible innovation, inspired by themes raised in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.

LEARNING GOALS

  • The primary objective of this activity is to encourage creativity and reflection about responsible innovation. In addition, learners will explore the following concepts:
    • People are creative! We’re always learning more about the world and inventing new things.
    • It’s important to think ahead as we study science and make new technologies.
    • Researchers in the fields of genetic engineering and synthetic biology can create modified and entirely new organisms.

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Science Topics
Electricity
Engineering Topics
Circuitry
Music, Art, and Language Arts Topics
Stories
Early Childhood, K-6
Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade
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