"We're doing this at school!" The students couldn't believe that they got to build and create using K'NEX at the library.
There were four kits which all focused on different simple machines.
Create, invent, explore, collaborate, design, built & tinker... that's what makerspace is all about!
I am the librarian at Spicewood, and this year we're joining the maker movement. Maker spaces come in all shapes and sizes, and are not defined by a specific set of materials or spaces, but rather a mindset of collaboration and creation. Libraries are about learning and access to materials, and maker spaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, build, create and tinker as they engage in extended STEAM opportunities. Our makerspace is in the beginning stage this year. Let's see where it goes!