Fab Lab Maker Camp
February 19 – 22
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ages: 7 – 10
Kids spend their February break designing and creating their very own product in the world’s first early learning Fab Lab. Children ages 7-10 will work with our Fab Lab specialists to test out high-tech tools to create a product of their own design while participating in a study conducted by our research division, Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC).
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Using high-tech tools (like laser cutters, 3D printers, and vinyl cutters), campers will design and create a project of their choosing using the Think, Make, Try, our engineering design process. Campers will spend two days learning about the tools from our Fab Lab specialists, then spend the last two days coming up with a design, testing their prototypes, and creating a final product using Fab Lab tools all while also participating in a study. At the end of camp, children will take home their one-of-a-kind creation, designed and fabricated in the world’s first early learning Fab Lab.
Please note: no aftercare is available for this camp. For additional information or questions about this camp or the study, please contact CCC Director of Research, CCC, Helen Hadani, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Study:
This camp includes a research component, children will complete brief surveys, interviews and participate in games designed by CCC researchers so we can better understand their experience in our makerspace. The children may be audio and videotaped and the parents will also be asked to complete surveys, and possibly be interviewed as well. Participation in the camp requires participation in the study however individual aspects of the study can be declined like skipping a question or declining to be interviewed.
BADM's Fab Lab
The Fab Lab is the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s makerspace and the world’s first early learning fab lab. This space offers digital fabrication technology such as 3-D printers, laser cutters, and vinyl cutters and enables children to intentionally build science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills through hands-on learning.
Each month, a new collaborative STEM Program is introduced in the Fab Lab for visitors to work on. Fab Lab Maker Camp offers a unique experience for children to get instruction from our Fab Lab specialists about the high-tech maker tools in a small-group setting.
Center for Childhood Creativity
The Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC) is the research and advisory division of the Bay Area Discovery Museum. The CCC authors publications that synthesize academic studies, connecting findings to everyday practice for educators, librarians, non-profits, and businesses. The CCC’s evidence-based expertise in children’s development is the missing link between academic research and adults’ work with children ages 0-10.