• What is a Exploration Station?

    It is a Makerspace for every student in the school.

     

    What is a Makerspace?

    Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. (oedb.org/ilibrarian/a-librarians-guide-to-makerspaces/)

     

    When do students visit Exploration Station?

    On Fridays, different grade levels visit Exploration Station.  The goal is for each class to visit 6 times this year.

     

    What are some things students do in Exploration Station?

    Examples of upcoming projects-

    Kindergarten-Seed Bombs

    1st Grade-Create a fort using various items to withstand wind

    2nd Grade-Gingerbread Man Challenge

    3rd Grade-Stomp Rockets

    4th Grade-Vortex Cannon

    Every grade will also explore with BreakoutEDU boxes.  (http://www.breakoutedu.com/)

     

     

    Items that are needed for donations-

    Makey-Makeys

    Sugra

    3D Printer

    Circuit Boards

    Craft Supplies

    Paint

    Boards-wooden planks or plywood

    Legos

    Material 

     

     

     

    http://app.adoptaclassroom.org/classroomdonation/results_teacher.aspx?

     

    https://www.donorschoose.org/lscott