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Ready to try something different in your library, computer lab, or classroom? Want to encourage your students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while having fun? Create a makerspace!!
This zip file includes the printables and lesson plan you’ll need to set up a makerspace center (also called a maker space, hackerspace or DIY center) in your library or classroom using Q-BA-MAZE™ marble maze building sets (not included obviously).
Download the preview for full contents.
♦ Center signage with "We will" statements (in both editable Microsoft Word document and easy-to-print PDF file formats; portrait and landscape versions included)
♦ Editable lesson plan for makerspace library center aligned to PA and National Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, PA Academic Standards, AASL Standards, and the Next Generation Science Standards
♦ Links to Q-BA-MAZE™ building sets to get your center started
If you aren’t sure about whether or not a makerspace / DIY center is right for your library, I’d recommend downloading the preview and doing your own research on makerspaces and Maker Faire. I’ve found the "Makerspace Playbook" by Makerspace Magazine to be very helpful.
Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:
3-PS2-2. Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.
3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
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