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  • Writer's pictureEllen Schafer

What is a Makerspace?

Has your school administration come to you asking to incorporate engineering into your curriculum? Have your state standards been updated to include engineering, but you don't know how to get started? A makerspace is an excellent addition to any school that wants to see their students grow in creativity, curiosity, problem-solving skills, teamwork skills, and independence.

Have you heard of a makerspace before or visited one at a library or community space? If you haven't, a makerspace is a hands-on learning environment specializing in STEAM activities. Makerspaces can be used at any age, but are a great educational tool in school settings. is an excellent resource that further explains what makerspaces are. Check them out and browse their site for excellent resources and materials to start a makerspace.

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