Students at F.E. Bellows Elementary School had the opportunity to explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) education in the school’s Makerspace, which encourages open-ended exploration through tinkering, creativity and inquiry.

The students recently worked with MakeyMakey, Dash Robot, Keva Planks and iMovie to collaborate and solve problems. During their visits to the Makerspace, they became engineers, mathematicians and scientists. The Makerspace was piloted by a few classrooms at each grade level this school year, and it will be a flexible learning opportunity for all students during the 2017-18 school year.

For more information about the students’ experience, check out the video by students in Jessica Finney’s fourth-grade class.