Makerspace Launch Pack (supplemental)
While some people find a blank slate energizing and motivating, others can find it a bit intimidating. The same can be said for a new makerspace with its endless possibilities and focus on more freeform creativity.
With this in mind CreositySpace developed the Makerspace Launch Pack. The Launch Pack promotes exploration and creativity—hallmarks of any makerspace—while providing a starting point for those who need a little inspiration.
This unit can be used in grades 1- 5 as a supplemental curriculum.
- a ~30 page Educator Guide
- a class set of the Book of Ideas, young inventors journal
- a class set of My STEM Notes™ student notebooks.
Similar to a real inventor’s notebook, the Book of Ideas was designed to encourage kids to write down or draw their own ideas and inventions. Each 2-page spread contains a short design prompt to get your students started in the makerspace. Pages also include a title block to keep for their inventions and “words of wisdom” for the next generation from current entrepreneurs and innovators.
The accompanying educator guide provides background for teachers on innovation and entrepreneurship. It also included are tips and resources to help teachers support and encourage their students in their new makerspaces.