Maker Movement goes to school

Echoes of the Makers Movement, which drove exhibit areas in most children’s museums and many zoos this summer, is moving into classrooms this fall.

The Movement picked up momentum during the DIY years of the Recession, when arts and craft lovers became entrepreneurs; hobbies turned into money-making businesses.

Now that stream of creativity in the Makers Movement is morphing with the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and STEAM (add the arts to STEM) educational initiatives.

So don’t be surprised if your student wants to take apart old cell phones and remote control toys to create a project for his math or science class.

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