Purpose of Contest
This contest aims to give teachers and students an opportunity to learn and think about how to design an actual functional makerspace for their school as well as a chance to complete a hands-on maker project based on students’ interests and/or community needs. By carrying out this exercise, participants will gain invaluable insights on the theoretical and practical aspects of designing and creating through makerspace for their school. Students will also gain vital skills required to be successful in life. These skills include critical thinking, team work, planning, budgeting, organizing, and time management. It also allows them the opportunity to discover, try new ideas, and learn the importance of the iterative process. Most of all it provides the basis for their becoming positive contributing members of society with an understanding of their interests and capabilities. The combination of theoretical design and hands-on application will solidify the innovation, design, and making process.
For Contestant Use:
Round 1: Instructions & Materials
Round 2: Instructions & Materials
Round 3: Instructions & Materials
Final Round: Instructions & Materials