Makerspace


Purpose:
The goal of ESU 5's Makerspace Project is to help establish technology-enhanced enrichment activities. These could be delivered during a standalone Makerspace time, or tied to curriculum in the classroom.  

During the 2019-20 academic year Nick is working with Meridian on Mondays to develop and implement a Makerspace curriculum for students in grades K-8. Activities are designed to take students roughly 25 minutes to complete. After finishing the pilot with Meridian all materials used will be able to be checked out to any ESU 5 district.

Activities:
  • Coding with Ozobots, MicroBits, Circuit Playgrounds
  • Robotics with Parrot Drones, mBots
  • Computer Assisted Drafting Fundamentals with 3D Printer Pens, 3D Printers, Minecraft
  • Video Game Design with Bloxels
  • Electronics with Snap Circuits
  • Force with ESU 5 PinBall Machine & ESU 5 Wooly Willy Table

Structure of Makerspace at Meridian:
K-3 meets once every other week for 25 minutes
4-6 meets every week for 30 minutes
7-8 is a quarter class meeting M-F