Lesley STEAM Learning Lab welcomed over 50 families into the makerspace on Friday, April 19th to engage in a wide variety of making challenges. “I Love Trash” kicked off the morning session for K-5th graders and the “Digital Making Playground” rounded off afternoon for 6-12th graders and their accompanying adults.
The morning session was all about celebrating our very favorite maker material: trash! No…not your everyday stinky, smelly garbage, but more like upcycled hanging terrariums, CD case mazes using wiki sticks and tiny ball bearings, and a vibration motor “junk bot” challenge.
The afternoon was dedicated to the digital realm, with a littleBits text-based engineering challenge, stop motion animation, and designing activity trackers (think “FitBits”) using Scratch and micro:bit controllers. The programming station was a testament to lifelong learning, as our Scratchers ranged from age 8 to 80!