Reading Level: Gr. 5 | Interest Level: Gr. 5-9+
The Maker movement celebrates qualities such as ingenuity, problem solving, collaboration, and thinking “outside the box.” The Be a Maker! series embraces these same ideas to inspire new “makers” to explore and experiment with the world around them. Supporting STEAM initiatives and 21st Century skills, each title in this timely series focuses on a field or area of interest, from robotics, graphic design, and animation to game design, music, and fashion. Readers discover how “makers” in the field use their skills, imaginations, and fearless, pioneering attitudes to make breakthrough discoveries and inventions. Each book features several maker projects with step-by-step instructions and photography that guide readers through their own projects. Open-ended critical thinking questions encourage readers to consider how they might improve or customize their work. Be a Maker! inspires young people to explore their passions and make their mark in the world!