Students will learn by doing through experimentation, exploration and by ‘failing’ forward in unique 75 minute workshops delivered in our one-of-a-kind MakerSpace. Take part in projects across one of seven core program streams: 3D Modeling, Computer Programming, Circuitry & Soldering, Woodworking, Screenprinting, Textiles, or Deconstruction. Each program is linked to Ontario Curriculum expectations with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning and developing critical thinking skills.
It All Starts Here.
AGAINST THE GRAIN – WOODWORKING
Through proper use of hand and power tools for woodworking, students will cut, drill and fasten materials to measured specifications for the design of a tool box.
CONDUCTION JUNCTION – CIRCUITRY AND SOLDERING
Students will create digital circuits that carry out a specific task while considering electrical principles such as voltage, current and resistance. Students will complete the workshop by soldering a circuit together as a take home badge.
DESTINATION DISASSEMBLY – DECONSTRUCTION
Students will learn about the engineering design process to consider a simple challenge by deconstructing found objects using tools and methods provided. They will then be tasked with assembling a unique object that fulfills an imagined function.
HELLO, MR. ROBOT – COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (1-6)
Introduce your students to computer programming in a visual environment using the Scratch platform. Interpret how different logical statements change how a system behaves and experiment with different sensory commands to see what programs are capable of doing.
HELLO, MR. ROBOT – COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (7-12)
Challenge your students to create a program using the Arduino platform that causes lights to blink. Students will learn about the relationship between hardware and software by wiring systems together. Finally, students will decode a message in ASCII with the help from our robot Nali!
PLOT, BLOT, AND TWO STITCHING STYLES – SCREEN PRINTING AND TEXTILES
Using traditional screen printing methods, students will create and cut a custom design from heat transfer vinyl and transfer their design onto fabric.