Classroom/ MakerSpace Center (Free)

At the Alabama School Library Association (ASLA) conference this summer, I sat in on a great presentation by Lisa Hathcock at Saks Elementary. She described how she uses tri-fold boards to set up centers in her MakerSpace. They feature specific science information, “Making” challenges, and highlight books from her library’s collection.

I thought they were brilliant, and wanted to design one around one of my books. So this morning I posted “TubeTastic Engineering: Stem Center for Classroom or MakerSpace” to Teachers pay Teachers, as a free resource to go with Amazing Cardboard Tube Science. Download the file, print out the challenges and pictures provided, stick them on a tri-fold board or bulletin board, and you’re ready to go.