As an essential element of inquiry-based learning is to address the individual interests, needs, and skills of students, it is imperative that teachers have access to a variety of material and resources to differentiate the learning experience. Thus, inquiry-focused maker spaces need to be stocked with a wide array of hands-on and digital resources. This can include, but is not limited to a variety of resources to support STEAM learning such as laptops, web-based reference materials, digital cameras, robotics and circuitry resources, 3D printers, as well as traditional construction, art, and craft materials.
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Kurti, R. S., Kurti, D. L., & Fleming, L. (2014). The Philosophy of Educational Makerspaces. Teacher Librarian, 41(5), 8–12. http://www.teacherlibrarian.com/2014/06/18/educational-makerspaces/