Mrs. Zuhars' Classroom Inovation Lab (Take apart station (This…
Mrs. Zuhars' Classroom Inovation Lab
Take apart station
This station is designed to introduce students into the Makerspace. It will be designed to spark their curiosity, and will use tools that most students have prior experience such as Legos, magnets, and clay. Using familiar materials and allowing students to experiment with them independently will increase their curiosity and desire to create.
Here are two standards that I feel embody the purpose of my Makerspace.
K.V.3- Create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes safely and appropriately.
K.P.2- Understand how objects are described based on their physical properties and how they are used.
HUE Animation Studio
This interactive storytelling program allows students to literally watch their story come to life in front of them. The students will have the opportunity to create their own story, and then see it represented in animated form. This is a great way to encourage students to elaborate and be imaginative with their writing.
This station will provide students the opportunity to destress and create through coloring. The station will provide students with coloring supplies such as crayons, colored pencils, markers and coloring books. There will also be blank paper provided for students who wish to design something specific themselves.
This area of the Makerspace will allow students to create things out of wood while using tules that are designed specifically for child use so as not to cause injuries.
Design and Drill Brightworks
This tool is specifically designed to give students the opportunity to create a pattern and use a concrete manipulative. Students also get the opportunity to practice motor skills while using the drill, and will surely get enjoyment out of lighting up their creation.
The Buddha Board is a way for students to use water as a tool to create. This allows students to essentially use water as a substitute for paint. The water then evaporates over time, allowing students to start over and create something new. Not only is it mess free, it could be integrated into studying the water cycle with links to evaporation.
behind my Makerspace is to create an environment in which young students have the opportunity to explore and be creative in a safe and non-threatening environment. I want this space to be fun and easily accessible for students, and I want to encourage them to come together as a classroom/school community and learn from one another's creativity.
Buddha Board [Photograph found in Vancouver, B.C.]. (n.d.). Retrieved October 15, 2018, from
HUE Animation Studio. (n.d.). Retrieved October 15, 2018, from
Coloring Station ready to go! [Photograph found in Canaan, NH]. (n.d.). Retrieved October 15, 2018, from
(Originally photographed 2015, December 7)
Educational Insights Design & Drill Brightworks. (n.d.). Retrieved October 15, 2018, from