Making Magic in the Maker Space

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The Baylis Elementary School Maker Space is up and running…and buzzing with busy minds!  Small groups of students in grades two through five have been submitting “Idea Forms” describing their interests in learning, solving and trying in the Maker Space.  Groups have engineered projects such as a better plant supporter, Tech Gloves that light up using Little Bits technology, gloves with suction cups attached for crawling up a wall and even snapping LEGO alligators programmed with WEDO Block Coding. Some groups have been designing complex “towns” for Ozobots to navigate using codes to command movements, while others have been learning about gravity and physics using Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Runs. “Glow in the dark” jewelry has been designed and a working digital camera has been assembled. Groups are using Raspberry Pi devices to build their own desktop computers as well!