• Makerspace here at Applegarth Elementary School is a dynamic, hands-on learning environment where students can engage in creative problem-solving and exploration. It's a place where they can design, prototype, and bring their ideas to life using various tools and materials.

    Incorporating community learning into the makerspace enriches the experience for students by connecting them with real-world experts and resources. Community members, such as local artists, engineers, and entrepreneurs, can serve as mentors, providing guidance and inspiration as students navigate the design process.

    The design process in the makerspace typically follows a series of steps, including brainstorming, planning, prototyping, testing, and iterating. Students learn to identify problems, generate innovative solutions, and collaborate with their peers to refine their ideas.

    By integrating community learning into the design process, students gain valuable insights from diverse perspectives and develop important skills such as teamwork, communication, and critical thinking. Ultimately, the makerspace becomes a hub of creativity and collaboration, empowering students to become lifelong learners and innovators.