Creating in the WCES Makerspace

Creating in the WCES Makerspace
Posted on 02/06/2019
Creating in the WCES Makerspace

Creating in the WCES Makerspace

Earlier in the school year, fourth grade teacher Jenn Hunt and Instructional Coach Susan Thies received a Spring Hill Education Foundation Grant. They used these funds to create a Mobile Makerspace at WCES.  A Makerspace is simply an area that has various materials which allow students to learn by tinkering and creating. The materials can be as simple as recyclables like cardboard tubes and rubber bands. Materials may be a bit more complex such as purchased items for building, connecting, and engineering.

If you have the chance to observe students around WCES, you will see students building structures out of wood Keva planks, Legos, Magna-Tiles, and more. You might also see students working on putting together machine pieces in order to connect circuits so that things will light up, make sounds, or move. Engineering mazes and marble runs is another popular Makerspace activity. Because students are creating and engineering, the possibilities with these materials are endless!

We are excited to see how our students grow as makers, inventors, and thinkers as they use the items in the Makerspace! Many thanks to the Spring Hill Education Foundation for their generous grant that allows this to happen!

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