Want your students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while having fun and being creative? Start a makerspace!
A makerspace (also called a maker space, hackerspace or fab lab) is where students can create, think, problem-solve and have fun. To get an idea of what that can look like in a library or school, watch this littleBits(TM) introduction video
or look up Maker Faire on YouTube. After watching a few of the videos, you’ll get an idea of what the movement is about.
This product is for using littleBits(TM) electronic circuit kits as part of a library center or classroom center to experiment with electricity and circuits, as well as to create something new with electronics inside it.
Product contents includes:
ALL FILES ARE EDITABLE in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx file formats) unless otherwise noted.
• Center signage with "I can" statements
• Lesson plan for littleBits(TM) makerspace center
• Suggested materials list to get your makerspace started
• Printable 2” x 4” stickers to identify containers/bags of in-progress student projects (PDF file only)
• Blank task cards for project directions
• Clipboard sheets to track student progress
• Link to FREE littleBits(TM) 101 task cards available in my TpT Store
LittleBits(TM) sells a commercially available electronic circuit kit that this bundle is based on, but there are other similar kits suggested in the teachers’ notes (see preview file). I *strongly* recommend using a kit if you want to include electronic pieces as part of your makerspace. It’s perfectly acceptable to omit electronics, though, if you would rather focus on the low-tech, crafts part of “making.”
If you aren’t sure about whether or not a makerspace is right for your library, school, or classroom, I recommend downloading the preview
and reading my makerspace blog posts
for more information.
You can also save over 10% by purchasing my Makerspace BUNDLE
or my Makerspace Centers & Projects BUNDLE, both of which include this product.
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You might also like other makerspace products by Mrs. J in the Library:
Makerspace Starter: Electric Sewing E-textiles Project Center
Makerspace Starter: Goldie Blox (TM) Centers
Makerspace Project Prompt Task Cards & Materials List