Making with Grandparents

Today was Grandparents Day and our Year 6 students brought their grandparents into our Junior Library MakerSpace Zone to ‘make’ together. The girls challenged themselves with their grandparents helping to create Bristlebots

imageimage (toothbrush heads with battery powered motors which vibrated to cause the brush to move), Squishy Circuits, Scribbling Machines (battery powered motor to make four legged pencil machine to draw) and LED light cards.


The session was exciting with many failures and successes! The photos show the concentration and involvement of both girls and grandparents..

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Jackie Child
Jackie Child has been teaching primary aged students for 40 years in a number of countries. She is passionate about how children learn through constructivist pedagogy. She is a Teacher Librarian at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School and a sessional tutor at Griffith University for pre-service teachers. Jackie doesn’t believe in standing still, there is always plenty to ‘do’ and learn!