A MakerSpace is a collaborative work space where young people gain practical hands-on experience with new technologies and innovative processes to design and build projects. They provide a flexible environment where learning becomes tangible as students apply science, technology, engineering, math, and creativity to solve problems and build things (STEM) or (STEAM). Think Shop Class, Home Economics, and Technology all combined into project-based learning! Trial and error is the name of the game in a MakerSpace!
Every MakerSpace is different, reflecting the available resources and the needs of the young makers who use it. It can support a handful of young makers to dozens of students, focused on a particular activity such as electronics, audio/visual technologies, coding, or building. It is a space where ALL students and ALL classes will be encouraged to design, experiment, build and grow as they work on a variety of projects!
If you have a few extra items around the house, please consider this request from Mrs. Becky Parks before you decide to throw anything away.