STEM & STEAM

Dayton Elementary Opens New Makerspace

Dayton Elementary School in Indiana gained a new makerspace so students have a more hands-on learning experience in science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Tippecanoe School Corporation partnered with Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center at Purdue University to create the lab.

The Dayton Elementary makerspace features 3D printers, two Dobot Magician robotic arms from STEM Education Works and SDI Innovations, a green screen and robotic balls called Sphero.

“It brings real world application to concepts that are being taught,” third grade teacher Elizabeth Miller said. “For example, when learning about angles, programming a Sphero ball to move at different angles brings this concept to life for students.”

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Yvonne Marquez is senior editor of School Planning & Management magazine. She can be reached at ymarquez@1105media.com.

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