Capstone Project Title
The Best Way to Utilize MakerSpace in a 6th Grade Science Classroom
The research question addressed in this capstone project is: “How can the MakerSpace model be implemented in a sixth grade science classroom successfully?” This paper follows a sixth grade science teacher's journey into learning more about MakerSpace and how to implement the MakerSpace model in a science classroom. This paper also follows how this learning influenced the creation of a MakerSpace guide intended for educators that are interested in implementing a MakerSpace in their classroom, specifically a sixth grade science classroom. The topics of focus are: what is MakerSpace, what makes it different from other science programs, research behind MakerSpace, benefits and pitfalls of implementation, and what a successful MakerSpace needs. The project includes: teacher materials, a variety of classroom materials - including posters with project ideas, vocabulary and QR codes for student resources, and a design journal for students.
Science, MakerSpace, Middle School
Mahlstedt, Amanda, "The Best Way to Utilize MakerSpace in a 6th Grade Science Classroom" (2022). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 883.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects