Makerspace in the Learning Hub
What happens in the MakerSpace?
We provide students a place to walk through the steps of planning, designing and creating projects with their hands that are rooted in real world problem solving.
We integrate STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.
The MakerSpace gives students the opportunity to work through the design process as they collaborate, innovate, tinker, create, build, prototype, and problem solve real world problems. Elementary school students have class weekly, middle school students have it as an elective, and secondary students visit the space during break times.
Grade Level Involvement:
- Elementary students have Makerspace class weekly
- Middle school students may visit the Makerspace during study hall – will have a weekly class next year!
- High school students may visit the Makerspace during study hall to work on projects independently
Benefits of a MakerSpace
- Developing creativity skills
- Developing critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Promotes differentiation and multiple intelligences
- Builds enthusiasm for learning by engaging students actively in the learning process
- Engage with God-given creative abilities and ponder how we are made in God’s image
- Applying knowledge to practical problems
- Collaborating with other students in meaningful ways
- Gaining confidence in their abilities
- Helps to prepare students for the future
Makerspace is for preschool too! Our youngest students at our Hershey campus engineered weight-bearing structures inspired by Horton Hatches the Egg and their perseverance/faithfulness study!
Teachers helped students walk through the steps of planning, designing and creating their unique solutions to this challenge.