Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Power of Makerspaces

I have started an "Energy Makerspace" with my 5th graders this week and I will post more about it in a future post, but I just had to share that I am now a believer!

I have "Brushbot" kits out and most students have been creating something that looks like this...
They know the motor wire have to connect to the battery and the motor has to be touching the toothbrush to get the "Bot" to move.  

However, one student came up with this
video

OMG!!  How cool is that?  Talk about creativity and the power of exploring!  I was totally blown away. 

And I did have to bite my tongue when they went to get the cardboard stuff.  I kept saying, "Everything you need is in the box" but then I made myself walk away because that is the whole point is to see what they came up with.  

And I promise... more makerspace posts to come.  

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