SCS Elementary Makerspace

Welcome to the Elementary Makerspace website for Strongsville City Schools!

2020 March MakerSpace News

Let’s get ready for St. Patrick’s Day in Makerspace

Even if you’re not Irish you can enjoy the green and shamrocks. Students will be challenged to create shamrocks out of pipe cleaners, beads, paper hearts, legos, and fabric. They will use shoe boxes and a variety of materials to make leprechaun traps - be sure to include something to lure them in as well as a trap to hold them safely. Ozobots and Spheros will race to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and our GREENscreen and stop motion animation stations are sure to capture many leprechauns in action.

2020 February MakerSpace News

Valentine’s Day is our focus in Makerspace

Students will be thinking with their heart in Makerspace this month. They may be creating simple heart crafts like buttons, bookmarks and necklaces or may take on the challenge to build a structure using hearts. Look for valentine inspired shapes made with legos or connects. Our heart is in Makerspace!

2020 January MakerSpace News

It’s snowing in Makerspace

Our students are learning about snow and the water cycle this month in makerspace. Students will be thinking snow at all our different stations. They will be making six sided snowflakes with various materials, racing ozobots through a snowflake patterns, using patterns to create beaded snowflakes, skating snowflake patterns as they learn the geometry of angles on Hour of Code with Anna and Elsa and much more. Students will also be thinking about the water cycle as they create 3 dimensional models of the cycle, build water related lego objects, and make stop-motion videos using yarn and felt that demonstrates their understanding of the process.

September Makerspace News!

Apples, Apples, Apples

This month our Makerspaces are filled with apples. Our students are making apple pins, apple pencil toppers, apple collages and apples trees. Our Ozobots are crossing the states where Johnny Appleseed journeyed and following the map from "Apples to Oregon", Makey Makey's have become apple instruments and the Spheros are tracing apple patterns. We even have a few student sewing apple pillows to decorate their rooms.

August Makerspace News!

  • Clean Old jeans any size any amount of holes that you can't even give away
  • empty paper towel rolls
  • empty toilet paper rolls
  • plain white inexpensive paper plates
  • cotton balls
  • egg cartons
  • empty water bottles And their caps
  • cupcake liner papers
  • coffee filters
  • clean plastic jars and lids, any size

Surrarrer Maker Club April 2019

Marshmallow Tower Challenge

Chapman Makerspace

Chapman Elementary

Elaine Hamrick, Media Assistant

Kinsner Makerspace

Kinsner Elementary

Teri Arthur, Media Assistant

Muraski Makerspace

Muraski Elementary

Laurie Beetler, Media Assistant

Surrarrer Makerspace

Surrarrer Elementary

Kathy Cebula, Media Assistant

Whitney Makerspace

Whitney Elementary

Gail Trimper, Media Assistant

Strongsville is home to five (5) neighborhood elementary schools: Chapman, Kinsner, Muraski, Surrarrer and Whitney. Each school is proud to offer a Makerspace for its students and staff. Check out the 'What's Happening' tab for Makerspace news specific to that building.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Ellen Lewis, SCS Elementary Media Specialist:

Whitney Elementary Makerspace featured on "60 seconds with the Superintendent"