"It's working!" can be heard from my students when their hard work produces a working prototype. Middle school can be a tough time where some students struggle to survive.
In our Maker Lab, our 6th, 7th and 8th graders do more than survive, they thrive!
With a STEAM curriculum that encourages individual curiosity, creativity and personal expression, my students learn hands-on skills they can use to build their own custom creations. When students are interested in their projects, the learning becomes play. We will be hard at play in the Maker Lab this year!
My students will be using the design thinking process to find solutions related to the problem of forest fires in our local community. Forest fire prevention is certainly critical but addressing issues of habitat loss and deforestation may be what inspires my students to develop unique solutions.
Help my students charge up their creativity, innovation, and the new computers that will be used throughout the design process.
My students will use the Kensington Universal AC Lock Charging Station to charge the set of PC laptops used in the Maker Lab. They will use the C2G 6 inch USB extension cables to plug in the flash drives with their custom designs into the 3D printers. The 3D printers are stacked tightly on the shelf, so the cables will allow easier access to the USB port.
My students are leading the way in our middle school with a newly outfitted makerspace full of hand tools, power tools, and cutting edge tech tools. They're on the edge of their seats daily ready to soak up more learning. Help them develop 21st century skills as they immerse themselves in the design thinking process. Learning has never been so challenging and so fun!
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