A STEM Laboratory
The Makerspace is a STEM-focused laboratory for Ascension Lutheran Elementary School students to develop 21st-century skills including problem-solving, critical thinking, persistence, and collaboration through hands-on learning and exploration.
Students have the opportunity to take learning to the next level as they create, invent, wonder, and tinker using a variety of tools and supplies. Students have access to maker materials like PVC piping, recyclables, craftsman tools, craft supplies, and technology equipment like robotics and coding devices. The Makerspace curriculum encourages students to explore their God-given gifts and take their classroom learning to the next level.
Real-World Problem Solving
Goals for the Makerspace include enriching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math experiences for students, offering opportunities for problem-based explorations, and ultimately, to inspire our students to realize their potential in using their critical thinking skills to address real-world problems.
Grades TK-4 students spend maker/robotic time in small group rotations with a teacher, and grades 5 and 6 students use the Makerspace to support classroom learning.