Blennerhassett Middle School to showcase students’ maker space work

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) – Blennerhassett Middle School is offering maker space programs for its students, including an entrepreneurship class and a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) class. The work the students have produced in those classes will be showcased in an open house on April 22.

As part of their class work for the entrepreneurship lab elective course, students created and now manage and operate an internal store called Bobcat Biz. The students also design and create the items for sale in the store, which include t-shirts, pencil cases, water bottles, bumper stickers, and key fobs. Students participate in all stages of the process, beginning with creative conception of designs and following through to the creation, sale, and marketing of the items.

In the class, students have access to 3D printers, a laser printer, cricut machines, sewing…


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