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Makerspaces are booming in Ohio libraries. View the information in this guide to learn how to develop your own makerspace.

Making and Ohio's Learning Standards

Ohio's Learning Standards and making go hand in hand. Below are some of the standards that support makerspaces:

English Language Arts:

  • Craft and Structure: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
  • Speaking and Listening - Comprehension and Collaboration: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.


  • Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes.  
  • Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes.
  • Measure and estimate lengths in standard units.
  • Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
  • Represent and interpret data.
  • Generate and analyze patterns.
  • Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
  • Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.
  • Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres.
  • Use probability to evaluate outcomes of decisions.
  • Calculate expected values and use them to solve problems.


  • Identify problems and potential technological/engineering solutions.
  • Understand the design process, role of troubleshooting.
  • Understand goals of physical, informational and bio-related technologies.
  • Understand and be able to select and use physical and informational technologies.
  • Understand how all technologies have changed over time.
  • Recognize role of design and testing in the design process.
  • Apply research, innovation and invention to problem solving.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship among people, technology, engineering and the environment.
  • Identify a problem or need, consider design criteria and constraints.
  • Integrate multiple disciplines when problem solving.
  • Synthesize technological and engineering knowledge and design in problem solving.
  • Apply research, development, experimentation and redesign based on feedback to problem solving.
  • Build, test and evaluate a model or prototype that solves a problem or a need.

Social Studies:

  • Work serves as an organizing theme for the second grade. Students learn about jobs today and long ago. They use biographies, primary sources and artifacts as clues to the past. They deepen their knowledge of diverse cultures and their roles as citizens.   
  • Ideas and events from the past have shaped the world as it is today. The actions of individuals and groups have made a difference in the lives of others.
  • Students need to practice effective communication skills including negotiation, compromise and collaboration. Skills in accessing and analyzing information are essential for citizens in a democracy.
  • Economic decision making and skills engage students in the practice of analyzing costs and benefits, collecting and organizing economic evidence and proposing alternatives to economic problems.

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