Jefferson Elementary School

MakerSpace

What is a STEM MakerSpace?

Our MakerSpace is a destination for students to practice the 4 Cs: Creating, Collaborating, Communicating, and Critical Thinking.  MakerSpace projects at Jefferson focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  The librarian at Jefferson provides STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) hands-on activities throughout the year as part of our student's weekly library curriculum.

 

NEW at the Jefferson MakerSpace for 2018-19

The MakerSpace at Jefferson now has its own dedicated room in what used to be the computer lab (TRC). 

Before ... old computer lab (TRC)         After ... our New MakerSpace! 

              

Thanks to a generous donation from the Jefferson PTA and a District 205 Foundation Thiems Grant, we have added more materials for our students to create with this year.  Below are some of those materials...

What materials are available for students to use in the MakerSpace?

Coding/Robotics
Finch Robot *New
Ozobot
Robot Mouse
Bee-bots *New
Code-a-pillars
Let's Code and Go *New

Inventions/Electronics
Snap Circuits  *New
Makey-Makeys  *New
Little Bits STEAM kits *New

Media Creation
Mobile Green Screen  *New
Stick Bots *New
Sony Camcorders *New

Engineering/Building
Rigamajig Jr *New
Qubits *New
Goldie Blox: Spinning Machine  *New
Goldie Blox: Parade Float *New
Goldie Blox: Dunk Tank *New
LEGOs
Keva Blocks
Keva Contraptions
Keva Brain Builders Jr *New
Keva Brain Builders
Magna-Tiles
K'Nex Simple Machines *New
K'Nex Wheels Kit *New
Kid K'Nex  *New

Creating/STEM Challenges
Pipe Cleaners
Cups
Craft Sticks
Masking Tape
Craft String
Straws