Sierra College Makerspaces took making on the road to an elementary school in Roseville using the newly wrapped Sierra Makerspaces trailer. It is part of a pilot to explore how college makers can best work with elementary, middle and high schools to offer professional development to teachers and introduce Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) projects to children.
There were four activity stations and the children rotted through them during the 1 1/2 hour sessions. In each of the three sessions, students from two grades grouped together at a time. The stations were Paper Rockets, Button Maker & Laser demo, Paddle Boat building Challenge & Race and Sew a stuffie (hand sewing).
The expected outcome was that students will learn hands on skills while having fun being creative and will be able to take home four unique projects. These experiences were designed to not only add to existing curriculum but to inspire students to pursue future careers in MAKING & STEAM related fields.