A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.

Join us at our Makerspace!
(Located in the Exhibit Hall)

Saturday Schedule

12:00-12:50 Are you a maker?

We believe so! Within this Makerspace, you can learn about the maker-movement, Makerspaces, and how to start your own! Learn from local makers how they originally got started making while working on some of your own projects to take home with you. Make, build, and learn with us. Hosted by Dan Schneiderman

1:00-1:50 Makerspace Resources

Makerspaces are popping up all over schools and libraries across the country. They are a phenomenal hands on approach to blend teaching inquiry and critical thinking skills with library/information literacy skills. We will share some of the resources available to our libraries in the Monroe 2 -Orleans BOCES region. They range from Robotics and circuitry to Legos to Breakout.edu kits. Hosted by Jim Belair

2:00-2:50 Paper Circuits

Learn how to construct paper circuits, and generate ideas for how to get your students creating and exploring in your science classroom. Your You don’t need to be a physical science teacher to have your students use paper circuits - they can be used to make review games, create interactive posters or simply explore their creative side. Applicable to K-12 classrooms. Hosted by Meg Helmes

Sunday Schedule

10:30-11:20 Explore the world of Computer Coding with the Raspberry Pi!

The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive credit card sized computer that has all the functionality of a desktop computer. Try one of the Student Challenges, a CanJam EduKit Lesson or simply play and write your own program at this Makerspace Experience. Hosted by Sandra George and Dan Fullerton

11:30-12:20 Making, Playing, Science! 

From Makerspace tools to science games, the Genesee Valley School Library System brings serious fun to serious science. Come learn how we use a wide variety of tools and games to bring science alive. This session will showcase the use of Makey Makey, LEGO kits, and modern board games on science like Compounded, Ion, Bolide, Strain, and Evolution. Hosted by Christopher Harris

12:30-1:20 Making Manipulative Models! 

Participants in this “make and take” session will experience a Science Take-Out kit that illustrates how manipulative models can help students visualize cellular processes involved in maintaining homeostasis. Participants will use sports card boxes, tiny plastic cups, and beads to make a model that illustrates normal cell communication mechanisms involved in maintaining homeostasis. They will change the model to illustrate factors that may disrupt homeostasis by interfering with cell communication processes. They will use the model to simulate glucose regulation in healthy people and in people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. They will also model normal synaptic transmission and the effects of Botox and opiate drugs on synaptic transmission. Each teacher will be given free materials to make their own classroom set of Science Take-Out Cell Communication kits. Hosted by Science Take Out

1:30-2:30 Paper Rocketry

Rockets made from paper and powered by compressed air are a favorite for kids and adults! We will have various launchers available with supplies for people to make rockets or other launchable items. Hosted by Dr. David Henry

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