September 28, 2016
1st Grade — Colab

Prospect Sierra colab is a FabLab, a Makerspace, and a Technology Lab all in one – a fluid space, where students can tinker and create. While the tools may vary from the technological (3D printers, laser cutters) to the basic (hammers, duct tape), the goal is to give students a place to develop Design Thinking, 21st century skills, and a passion for exploration, tinkering, hacking, and creating.

  • Engineering, Robotics, & Computer Science:
  • Building simple machines by studying real world examples and learning about motion and force
  • Engineering Design Process (plan, test, improve)
  • Physical computing (LEGO WeDos with LEGO WeDo software)
  • Block-based computer programming (Scratch Jr.)
  • Technology and Digital Literacy:
  • Computer hardware
  • Approaches to Learning:
  • Hands-on activities
  • Problem solving, collaboration, resilience, perseverance, tinkering
  • Designing and testing prototypes
  • Responsible and competent use of technology
  • Curiosity, flexible thinking, empathy, cooperative learning