What is a Makerspace?
Make, Create and Innovate!
- Simply put, makerspaces are centers with tools and materials that allow students to solve problems and answer questions through design solutions, prototypes, creating, revising, collaborating, researching and solving their identified problem.
- Makerspaces combine hi-tech and low-tech equipment, with the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) for the purposes of enabling students to share ideas and collaboratively work on projects.
- These spaces encourage students to fail, struggle, make mistakes, and persevere.
- Makey Makey
- Google Science Fair
- The Maker Mom
- Genius Hour Blog
- Rube Goldberg Machines
Great Maker Books!
“The Dot” by Peter Reynolds
“ish…” by Peter Reynolds
“Not a Box” by Antoinette Portis
“Not a Stick” by Antoinette Portis
“Copper Nickle The Invention” by Wouter van Reek
“If I Built a Car” by Chris Van Dusen
“If I Built a House” by Chris Van Dusen
“Anything is Possible” by Giulia Belloni
“The Most Magnificent Thing” by Ashley Spires
“Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding” by Linda Liukas
"Iggy Peck Architect" by Andrea Beaty
"Rosie Revere, Engineer" by Andrea Beaty
"Duct Tape Projects you can create"
"What Do You Do with an Idea?" by Kobi Yamada
Source: Chappaqua School District