Science Lab Maker Space
The Maimonides School Elementary School Science Lab will be installing a Maker Space thanks to the David Lear Sulman Fund. The Maimonides Science Lab Maker Space will feature a variety of computing devices, computer-aided machines, materials, high/low tech tools and other resources focused on developing a wide variety of knowledge and skills. In the spirit of a Makerspace, students will be able to pursue projects across a broad range of science-related topics and personal interests during and after school. A Makerspace is a place that allows children to create, develop, discover, investigate, pursue and understand new ideas and skills through coding, making, inventing and tinkering with computers, tools and machines. “Making” can also make complicated engineering, math and science concepts understandable to younger children and introduce older children to previously unknown topics or careers. In the Maimonides Science/Maker Lab students will use computers for coding and design, including generating ideas, testing theories, collecting data, creating innovative artifacts with media and/or solving authentic problems. Students will also have access to new computer assisted machines and processes such as 3D printing, 3D precision laser cutting/shaping, 3D scanning, computer controlled machining and more.