Our school MakerSpace and Tinkering Lab (MSTL) was put together with items we found in our homes, classrooms and around the school. We made circuits using a few inexpensively purchased materials, found a great deal on eBay on Snap Circuits (A retiring teacher was selling 4 kits for a song!), added Lincoln Logs we had in our homes, and an assortment of art supplies, some traditional and many not traditional. Anything we had that we weren’t sure what to do with, we put in the MakerSpace. Our cabinets were found in the school and we happily found a use for them.
The second graders love exploring in the MSTL and below they share what they chose to explore.