Students in grades 1-5 showed off the projects recently that they had been designing and engineering projects in the Lower School I.D.E.A (Imagine, Design, Engineer and Accomplish) Co-Laboratory (aka the LS Maker Space) during recess and lunch. The kids were very excited to share their creations with parents, other students and the larger HRS community during the first Annual MakerShare event on Wednesday, May 13. The event was timed to coincide with the Maker Faire in San Mateo. As you can see from the photos and videos below, it was a great success!
Special thanks to LS science teacher Debra Harper and K-8 Tech Integrationist Tatyana Koziupa Griffin for their work helping the budding inventors all year, and for organizing the MakerShare event. We are looking forward to our second year of "maker" activities in the I.D.E.A Co-Lab and the actualization of the many project ideas and creative collaborations that will happen in the innovation space.
Debra and Tatyana also collaborated with LS music teacher Sarah Noll to introduce a “maker” activity in music. Ms. Noll introduced various types of instruments the week prior, and then during the week of MakerShare, students had the opportunity to create drums, lyres, shakers, rainsticks and other types of instruments using recycled objects. It helped the students develop a deeper awareness of the qualities of various musical instruments and to appreciate the craftsmanship of instrument creation. It was a great week!