September 28, 2016
5th 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:
  • Introduction to woodworking, hand tools and power tools
  • Designing and collaboratively constructing a small-scale physical project
  • Eligible for First Lego League (FLL) Robotics team, building and programming Lego Mindstorms EV3s
  • Technology and Digital Literacy:
  • 3D Printers, laser cutter and other fabrication machines
  • LittleBits and beginning circuits
  • 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