|Grade Range||4 - 6|
Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
In this program, students will have wonderful opportunities to build and design projects making use of the unique resources available in NDA's MakerSpace Room. We will use the sewing machines and embroidery materials, the NEW 3D printers that arrived in January, the glue guns, hand drills, saws and hammers, wires and small motors (all safely supervised!) and of course anything donated from cardboard and plastic yogurt containers to yarn and metal bolts and screws. Ms. Holder will guide the ideas but the students will create a personal innovation for each project.
No need to bring anything BUT if you have something you want to bring/donate it is welcome!
Open to 3rd through 6th. Special consideration if you are older..to help out as an assistant.
About the Instructor:
Jennifer Holder has 18+ years of experience teaching science to elementary and middle students. She earned her first teaching degree at UMass Amherst, and her Master's in Education with an environmental science concentration from UMass Boston. She also has experience doing 8 years of educational outreach with an MIT astrophysics department and other college science programs. Ms. Holder has been teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) at NDA since 2014. She initiated the program from scratch, and has been expanding and developing the projects and curriculum every year. This year, with the commitment from a wonderful alum, a new Makerspace lab has been built. The technology and fun will continue to grow with what we are now calling STEAM, incorporating "creative Arts" formally into the program.
For more information, please contact the Enrichment Office at 978-649-7611, Ext. 335, or by e-mail.