Bluffs Middle School students are exploring their individual interests at the new Media Center Makerspace.
Makerspaces are places students can collaborate with other students with similar learning interests and work projects that promote student creativity, innovation, design and engineering.
BMS Media Specialist Erin Shaddick told KNEB News the Makerspace projects are designed to help students make the connection between school concepts and activities they enjoy.
The projects have a major emphasis on STEM in academics and are based upon student interest.
At BMS, Shaddick says students have the opportunity to sign up for Makerspace use. Makerspaces are designed to take 3-4 days to complete depending on student progress with the project. When students complete a Makerspace project, they leave the BMS Media Center with something they created.
Examples of projects students are…