Makerspaces in School

Lacy Brejcha, Author

Organized into an easy-to-follow, month-by-month plan for implementation, this book provides field-tested and research-based knowledge that will serve educators as they create and maintain a meaningful Makerspace. Although science, technology, engineering, arts, and math have made huge gains in the past decade, STEAM jobs are not being filled at the rate they are being created or needed. Makerspaces in School promotes innovative thinking in students that fills this need. Through Makerspaces, project-based learning provides opportunities for credible, legitimate, and authentic growth and development. This book will allow any educator to walk away with a plan to create a Makerspace in his or her classroom or a school- or districtwide model that works for many. Makerspaces are very fluid places—each is unique in its own way!

Problem-Solving Process Poster

Through the problem-solving process presented in Makerspaces in School, students define problems, plan solutions, make a model or plan a strategy, test the model, and always reflect and redesign as needed.

A color-coded version of the problem-solving process poster (Figure 2) is available here.

You can also download a color-coded version of the poster for younger students (Figure 3) by clicking here.

Mayflower Boat-Building Challenge

Download the companion student resource for the challenge discussed in Chapter 5.

Ready-to-Use Task Cards

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