Our After School Maker Space program is where creativity, ingenuity and youth thrive!

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Each month children are able to play and explore through our SmartBoard. Youth can design their own games as well as create and collaborate artistically together.

Here at the Rocky River Public we are proud to provide our community’s youth an environment where they are able to develop and expand their intelligence, creativity, and collaboration skills so they are ready for the future.

To keep things fresh we feature different materials and technology each month in addition to recurring technology. In September we had SmartBoard Play, Ozobot Coding, Snapcircuit Kits, fiber making materials and clay.  Enjoy browsing through our pictures and videos to learn and grow along with us!

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Students collaboratively created computer codes through colored markers for the Ozobot to follow.

What exactly is an Ozobot you ask? Here is a quick introduction video.  Ozobots are cool!

 

Every month we also have SnapCircuits for kids to explore electric circuitry with. Youth can design lights, fans, alarms, radios and more!

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Two of our tweens worked together to create super powered flying discs by increasing their  battery voltage.  Instead of reaching a typical 5 feet of air space they were able to send the discs soaring straight into the ceiling!   The sky is the limit for tweens and technology at RRPL!

It also warms my heart to know that youth still love hands on non-tech ingenuity and creativity too.   Every month we provide a variety of traditional art and media materials to create and explore with.  The big hit this month were our fiber materials.  Tweens created dolls, pillows, and fluffy friends to take home with them.

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A warm and fuzzy smiley face pillow and a corn husk doll in the making.

 

 

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Youth love creating furry friends with our pom poms and googly eyes.

Our next MakerSpace program is Monday October 17th from 3:30 to 4:30.  No registration is required.  Tweens in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade are welcome to join us!

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One Response to Our After School Maker Space program is where creativity, ingenuity and youth thrive!

  1. Donna says:

    Wow! This is such a great program in which 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders get a chance to create and design and most importantly, to explore the different technologies together!

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