• I hope you are all finding ways to keep busy, learn, connect, and have fun even though we can't meet together in our makerspace. I miss all my TIME Lab regulars! 

    I've gathered links for creative ideas for tinkering, inventing, making, and exploring from home. Have fun with them!



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  • Our Amazing Playgrounds!

    Posted by Lisa Richards on 2/4/2020

    Our Kresson Makers have worked so hard designing and engineering their awesome playgrounds! All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students voted for the playground they thought was most creative and fun. The winner of our playground contest are 5th graders Leah, Athena, Kylie, and Sebastian! Congratulations to them and everyone who participated in this TIME Lab project!


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  • Playgrounds completed (almost)!

    Posted by Lisa Richards on 1/19/2020

    Our student engineers have been working feverishly for weeks, designing and building their original playgrounds. Next week, we will display the amazing results, and 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will blind vote for the one they think is the most awesome. I'm glad I don't have to vote, it would be so hard! The playgrounds are all amazing!


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  • Design a playground, the beginning : )

    Posted by Lisa Richards on 11/16/2019

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    This week, we began the design portion of our model playground project. Some very creative ideas from our Kresson makers!

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  • Baticopters!

    Posted by Lisa Richards on 11/2/2019

    Week 2 of things that fly was Baticopter week for TIME Lab! What's a baticopter? Kind of like a helicopter but cooler! Use the link below to view one in action.


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  • Things that fly, week 1

    Posted by Lisa Richards on 10/27/2019

    Things certainly flew around the library this week! We made airplanes following the design in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PlkNStPDQU

    Then we made a classic dart plane but ramped it up with a rubberband launcher. Of course, some ended up on the library light fixtures!

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  • Fun first week!

    Posted by Lisa Richards on 10/18/2019

    We had a good time at our first TIME Lab meetings of the year. We talked about our goals and expectations, brainstormed activities, and created some awesome catapults!


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  • TIME Lab 2019-2020

    Posted by Lisa Richards on 9/16/2019

    I'm excited to start TIME Lab for the 5th year! TIME Lab is our Kresson Makerspace; where students can tinker, invent, make, and explore. I'll be adding pictures and stories about our adventures as the year progresses, so please check back!

    If you would like to help build our makerspace, there are 2 places you can visit to contribute:

    Teachers Pay Teachers to help fund maker resources and plans

    Amazon Wish List to purchase supplies for our makerspace

    Thanks you so much for your support!

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  •  Tinker Invent Make Explore

    The TIME Lab is Kresson Library's very own makerspace.  What's a makerspace? It's a place that encourages innovation and creativity. Within this space, students will build, create, collaborate, investigate, craft, code, discover, invent, and have fun! Each week, students will be able to sign up for lab times during 4th and 5th grade recess and before school. Our before school lab will take place on Fridays from 8:30-9. Students will need transportation to school. 

    How can you help?

    A successful makerspace is a community endeavor. We are looking for supplies and expertise to help our make our TIME lab great. (See below for an extensive, but not exhaustive, supply list.) Do you have a skill that you'd like to share with students? Maybe you can knit, make furniture, program computers, build a robot; the possibilities are endless! If you'd like to help, please contact me at richardsl@voorhees.k12.nj.us or 856-424-1816 x2126. 


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