Makerspace shopping lists for schools

The supplies and technology you put in your makerspace will depend on the level of learning that will take place. The three general categories include:

Creatives’ corner

Starter makerspace, recommended for elementary school students: Ask parents and community members to donate old electronics, popsicle sticks, balloons, old car toys, old electronic toys, wire cutters, old wires and old tennis balls.

Engineer’s toolkit

Midlevel space, recommended for middle school students: Snap Circuits, littleBits, K’nex, Legos, Makey Makey kits, Sphero and Scratch

Tech-driven haven

Advanced production space with equipment for middle and high school students: Laser cutters, robot kits, 3D printers, virtual reality headsets and drones

Main story: A school makerspace inspires STEM invention everywhere

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