Our students are interested in learning about new ideas and technologies, and as a school, we strive to do everything we can to create a productive and engaging learning environment for them.
As a magnet school, our magnet theme is medical science and exploration, and this theme encourages students to enjoy learning about medical sciences and making connections between STEM topics and everyday life.
Our student population of 260 students is made up of approximately 60% black/African American, 25% Hispanic/Latino, and 8% white students, with the remainder representing other ethnicities.
The school library has become more than just a place to check out books—it is a space for creativity and collaboration that emphasizes the importance of creation and innovation. We want to make our school library more interactive through both artistic and STEM-related experiences by creating our own makerspace within the media center.
The modern-day student learns through hands-on experience, and that is exactly what we strive to achieve in our makerspace.
These experiences will allow our students to become more well-rounded, interested in new subject areas, and prepared for an ever-evolving world of technology and innovation.
The products chosen for this project include kid-friendly coding technologies, robots, arts and crafts, board games, tools, and more. These materials will allow students to experience their school library in a new way, whether by exploring new technologies or using teamwork to solve problems or play a board game with their peers. Each product has some kind of STEM-related and/or entertainment value, emphasizing the importance of learning through collaborative, hands-on participation.
Students will benefit from this project through a variety of scientific, technological, and artistic experiences, including learning how to code with the robot Dot and experiment with magnets, snap circuit lights, and Makey Makey; building structures with K'nex, Legos, and gears; showing their creative side with scratch art and other craft items; and even playing games like Candyland, Operation, Jenga, or charades with their classmates for fun, also giving them the opportunity to solve puzzles, apply critical thinking skills, and develop social skills. This project is meant for all students in our school, from grades K-5, and will allow every student to participate and engage in a stimulating, educational makerspace environment.
|Wonder Workshop Dot Creativity Kit Robot • Amazon Business||$79.99||1||$79.99|
|Snap Circuits Lights Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business||$57.99||1||$57.99|
|Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Everyone • Amazon Business||$49.95||1||$49.95|
|K’NEX 100 Model Building Set – 863 Pieces – Ages 7+ Engineering Educational Toy • Amazon Business||$44.40||1||$44.40|
|Active Kyds 9 Piece Kids Tool Set with Real Tools: Fiberglass Hammer, Tape Measure, Pliers, Screwdrivers, LED Flashlight, Adjustable Wrench and Pliers, and Carry Case • Amazon Business||$36.99||1||$36.99|
|Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Building Set, 150 Pieces • Amazon Business||$35.36||1||$35.36|
|Circuit Playground Express • Amazon Business||$32.95||1||$32.95|
|LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 • Amazon Business||$27.99||1||$27.99|
|Rory's Story Cube Complete Set - Original - Actions - Voyages • Amazon Business||$21.95||1||$21.95|
|ALEX Toys Craft Giant Art Jar • Amazon Business||$21.69||1||$21.69|
|Classic Operation Skill Game (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business||$19.99||1||$19.99|
|Learning Resources Colored Safety Goggles • Amazon Business||$19.99||1||$19.99|
|Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards - Classic Toy With 120 Solid Wood Shapes and 5 Double-Sided Panels • Amazon Business||$16.99||1||$16.99|
|Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit • Amazon Business||$15.09||1||$15.09|
|Trekbest Humpty Dumpty's Wall Game - 3D Plastic Parent-Child Family Game, Ideal for Christmas Gifts Birthday Gifts Party Games • Amazon Business||$13.99||1||$13.99|
|Candy Land The World of Sweets Game (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business||$12.99||1||$12.99|
|4M Doodling Robot • Amazon Business||$11.89||1||$11.89|
|Charades for Kids • Amazon Business||$11.13||1||$11.13|
|Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business||$10.27||1||$10.27|
|SainSmart Jr. Wooden Tetris Puzzle 40 Pcs Brain Teasers Toy for Kids, Wood Puzzle Box Brain Games Wood Burr Tangram Jigsaw Toy Children Days • Amazon Business||$10.00||1||$10.00|
|Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes (125 ct) With Wooden Stylus • Amazon Business||$7.99||1||$7.99|
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