A new, dedicated Middle School Makerspace has opened in Room 110. This is Visitation’s latest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) endeavor where students will be challenged to define and research a problem and then create an invention to solve that problem.
A Makerspace is a laboratory of inquiry that will give students experience with prototyping inventions by using design thinking. The Makerspace currently contains supplies such as PCV pipe, soldering guns, tool sets, sewing machines, electric circuit boards, a 3-D printer, and much more.
Faculty will team together to incorporate the Makerspace throughout the Middle School curriculum, not only in science and math classes. For example, 6th grade Latin students visited the Makerspace and were given the problem: “Who can build a catapult with the most accurate and farthest trajectory?”
The Makerspace gives Visitation Middle School students early exposure to the STEM field, and ultimately gives them the knowledge and confidence to pursue STEM careers.
Click here to learn more about the Makerspace.