Over the past few weeks, the YISS Educational Technology department has hosted two Makerspace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Nights for elementary families. The
For the 3rd-5th grade event, students worked to create a lunar lander. They could only use the materials that they were given, and they had to work against a time limit. During the K-2nd grade event, families coded robots to collect ornaments for the Makerspace Christmas tree. They also listened to a story about snowmen and then were tasked to create the tallest snowman possible with a limited amount of supplies in 20 minutes.
Everyone who attended the events had a great time, and students and parents alike were able to walk away with a sense of accomplishment and a greater understanding of the new YISS Makerspace. Stay tuned for more Makerspace STEM Nights in the future!