As a leading voice of the maker movement, Make: publishes tested projects, skill-building tutorials, in-depth reviews, and inspirational stories, accessible by all ages and skill ranges. Project categories include craft and design, digital fabrication, drones and vehicles, science, technology, and more. The Make: website provides an online 3D Printer Buyer’s Guide (updated for 2017), as well as an online Boards Guide and Drones Guide. The webzine also shares information on Maker Faires taking place all over the world and provides a page where educators can explore opportunities in their area. Educators can choose a print and digital subscription (six bimonthly print issues, an iPad version, and digital PDF), or they can subscribe to a print or digital edition only; details related to each option appear on the Make: website. Subscribers of all options will receive the Make: News eNewsletter.
The Smithsonian Science for the Classroom program is setting the standard for 3D learning and 3D assessment. Developed by the Smithsonian Science Education Center, this new integrated STEM curriculum is designed to engage students in phenomenon-based learning through coherent storylines and connect them firsthand to the world around them.
Parents and children will find a wide variety of engaging camp activities to take part in when they dive into Camp Wonderopolis. Some of the activities revolve around STEM-field careers, others are designed to boost literacy and comprehension, and still others to help foster and improve critical thinking and creativity in young minds.