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What is Makerspace?


Makerspace is a unique learning environment focused on open-ended STEAM challenges

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). The engineering curriculum challenges the students to brainstorm solutions to an assigned problem, design it on paper, build it, test it, make improvements and then share lessons learned with the class.


The students use tools (purchased by the PTA) and materials (donated recyclables from parents) to build an invention, experiment with an idea and innovate new possibilities. The students collaborate with a partner or team that nurtures learning from failure, and experiencing the benefits from working well with others.


The Makerspace hands-on approach sees real results in critical thinking, and problem solving.


How Does a Student Participate?


A grant from MBEF has made Makerspace possible to all TK-5 students in MBUSD.

 Grand View has a designated Makerspace once again! Room 1 has been transformed into an inspirational lab thanks to the generosity of the Grand View PTA.


How Can I Help?


  • Volunteer: You can volunteer to help your child's class. Sign ups for this will come from your room parent.
  • Donate materials: Carefully cleaned recyclables are needed. 


Contact Mrs. Riccio with any questions!