Hughes Road Elementary

  Gatorspace

Launching

21st Century Learners 

Forward

Sat, 17 Aug 2019
Homemade Water Walls are a great fun summer activity we usually make one at the start of summer and leave it in place for as long as it survives. Why Build a DIY Water Wall? Water walls are great for ...Read more...
Fri, 09 Aug 2019
A craft stick or popsicle stick chain reaction is a brilliant example of how potential energy and kinetic energy work. As you weave the lolly sticks together you can actually feel the potential energy...Read more...
Tue, 06 Aug 2019
Creating children s science books has been a dream come true for me and definitely one that for a long time I thought would never happen. This IS Rocket Science was mostly written when I was heavily p...Read more...

A great big Gatormaker

“THANK YOU” to the

Dickinson Education Foundation

for awarding our Gatorspace a $5,000 grant!

We can’t wait to purchase more innovative products for our space!

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 is open to all 3rd and 4th graders!

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

7:55-8:25 a.m.

Gatorspace is a Makerspace!
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A Makerspace is a place for students to learn, explore, design, create, plan, and construct. These learning environments are designed to prepare 21st Century learners with the skills that future careers will demand.  To learn more about Makerspace, please visit this website:
Our Gatorspace consists of a Legos station, a Coding with Scratch Jr. station, a Straw Building station, a Take Apart Technology station, an Origami station, a Programming with Dash station, and a Duct Tape Creations station.
Gatormakers begin the day by thinking critically and problem-solving. They work on self-selected projects and leave Gatorspace with a love of learning!

 

 

 

Engineering Design Process

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Look at some of our 4th Grade Gatormakers in action!

Look at how much our students are enjoying

our new resources from our grant!  

  • Discovering conductors of electricity in Makey-Makey!

  • Bananas for Makey-Makey!

  • Creating video games with Bloxels!

  • Legos never go out of style!

  • Spheros and Dash...Robots galore!

  • Squishy Circuits are a 4th Grade favorite!

  • Learning about open and closed circuits with Snap Circuits!

  • It's a snap!

  • Building with Keva Planks!

  • Experimenting with force and motion with the Keva Planks!

Gatorspace Blog & Vlog

Where Gatormakers share projects, products,

how-tos, and more!

Welcome to our Gatorspace Blog and Vlog!  Some of our students like to share what they make, so we’ve created a digital space for them. We hope you find their posts informative and enjoyable!

To view more from our blog, click here:

Gatorspace Blog & Vlog 

 

 

You must login to view our Flipgrids!  You may share maker videos here and post POSITIVE :o) comments for your peers!

Help support Gatorspace by encouraging your 3rd and 4th grade students to arrive early and join us!

We are currently collecting used electronics for our "Take Apart Technology" station.  We accept old computers, phones, keyboards, printers, recorders, radios, etc. 

Please contact Mrs. Brown or Mr. Hopkins to make arrangements!

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Mrs. Bowen

Mrs. Brown

Mr. Hopkins

Librarian

Academic Coach

Teacher

281-229-6700

281-229-6739

281-229-6700

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“Our job is not to prepare students for something. Our job is to help students prepare themselves for anything.”


-A.J. Juliani, author and leading educator in the area of innovation, design thinking, and inquiry-based learning


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