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Makerspace

What is Makerspace?

A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.  These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, cnc machines, soldering irons and even sewing machines.  A makerspace however doesn’t need to include all of these machines or even any of them to be considered a makerspace.  If you have cardboard, legos and art supplies you’re in business.  It’s more of the maker mindset of creating something out of nothing and exploring your own interests that’s at the core of a makerspace.  These spaces are also helping to prepare those who need the critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  They provide hands on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence. 

 

 

“The Maker Movement is about moving from consumption to creation and turning knowledge into action.”

- Laura Fleming

Thank you to families who already donated materials for us! We are continuing to collect donations for our Makerspace program.  Any amount helps!

 

Donation for each grade

TK- straws, paper clips

K- pipe cleaners, rubber bands

1st- tape (all materials and sizes), clay

2nd- aluminum foil, spoons

3rd- string, yarn

4th- balloons (all sizes), brown paper bags

5th- disposable cups (all sizes and materials),

6th- craft sticks, toothpicks

** Other project specific materials ( boxes, bottles, sponge materials)