For the high school makerspace, I have been working on monthly challenges or seminars to spark interest and foster creativity. In September, we hosted Jose Gomez-Marques from MIT. Jose worked with three different LHS science classes where he taught students about paper fluidity using ampli kits, and explained how medical devices such as nebulizers and epipens work using hands-on demonstrations.
During October, students were challenged to create post-it art with a Halloween theme. The post-it art decorated all the windows in the library media center. Our math teacher offered extra credit if students found the area of their design.
For February, we had one of our staff members host a chocolate seminar. Students dipped oreos, pretzels, and marshmallows into gooey chocolate goodness and topped it off with sprinkles and heart toppers. While students sampled their creations, they were taught about the chemistry of chocolate.