How Patrick and Rob Did It
Timing: Eight, 50-minute class periods
Subjects: science, engineering and design, social studies
Materials: Cardboard, packing tape, Christmas lights, electrical tape, scissors
Project Steps: Rob and Patrick implement this project in four stages following an initial hour preparation. The stages include: Hook, Design, Build, and Game Day.
How You Can Do It
Grade: 6 - 12th
Timing: 3-6 weeks (divide the four project steps in a way that compliments your school bell schedule)
Subjects: science, engineering and design, social studies, art, business
Materials: Basic materials for this project are required such as lights, cardboard, scissors and tape. Optional materials can add more design and interactive elements to the arcade games such as paint, buzzers, electric motors, switches or buttons etc.
Project Steps: In addition to the project steps developed by Rob and Patrick, you could expand this project to include a greater emphasis on business/marketing and art. For example, your students could market their arcade, charge to play games, and allocate more time to adding art and visual design elements.