MAKERSPACES

Makerspaces come in all shapes and sizes, but they all serve the same purpose - a gathering place for students to collaborate, design, and build. This type of environment is used to facilitate the design thinking process; allowing educators to teach concepts like empathy and problem solving.

design

A school makerspace can inspire STEAM invention. Spaces can be sophisticated machine shops or as simple as libraries converted to support hands-on
learning.

tools and tech

Common Makerspaces tools are low or no-tech for example milk carton and craft paper. These tools can be fantastic both for STEM curriculum support and for open-ended
exploration.

training and support

A major challenge faced by educators is how to integrate maker projects into existing class structures.  Find everything you need to get started from our catalog of activities and resources.

spaces to make

ideation space

As the lessons moves from theory to ideation, students need a space to brainstorm and work through ideas.

visual technology

Data shows that most kids process information more efficiently though sight therefore students benefit by being able to see something in a larger-than-life mode.

student work display

A display provides an opportunity to learn from each other and to appreciate the work of others, nurturing empathy, respect, and a strong sense of classroom community.

prototyping equipment

Prototyping equipment builds models of products before they are produced. These physical prototypes can convey more complete information about a product early in the development cycle.

tools and tinkering

An area where kids can learn through trial, error, and exploration. Tinkering is playing and inventing, so the space needs to be organized and filled with opportunities to launch imaginations into overdrive.

material exchange

Dedicating a space to reusing materials helps reduce waste and conserve energy and resources. This give-and-take system can create community and alleviate the burden of purchasing materials.

doing instead of discussing

Makey Makey
An electronic invention kit for all ages! Make Makey allows you to take everyday objects and give them different functions using code.
Strawbees
No matter your age or ability these flexible building kits help develop complex problem-solving, critical thinking and creative skills on and offline.
Sam Labs
Bring coding to life with this web-based platform. It includes options for both flow-based and block-based coding.

Coming Soon!

Invention to Clean Oceans
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Invention For Good
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Rube Goldberg Machines
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Build A Boat
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Lets work together and create learning experiences in your school!