Innovation

Iteration

Independence

Connection & Collaboration

Social

Digital

& Information

Literacies

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Project-based

Life & Career Skills

Problem Solving

Creative & Critical Thinking

Self-directed

Inquiry-based

Hands-on 

Learning

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The Fun at Mind Lab 21

"How does one keep children engaged? To think of themselves as problems solvers and protagonists of their own learning?"

- The National Inventors Hall of Fame

"Students with special needs and neurological differences can benefit from the hands-on process, experimental nature, and visible results of maker education."

Edutopia, on Makerspaces

 

Mind Lab 21 is a space where kids with common interests can meet, socialize, and collaborate.

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We might make music.

We might contribute to National Geographic as citizen scientists.

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We might decide it's time to tackle that pesky Rubik's cube once and for all.

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We can take virtual field trips. 

Pyramids of Egypt? Smithsonian Museum of Natural History?

Zoos, natural wonders, landmarks. From Mt. Everest to the Marianas Trench and everywhere in between.

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Toys and screens engage children in a unique way - and offer unique learning opportunities.

Kids can learn while having fun - and might even learn more.

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We're innovating, inventing, and building.

 

The child forges a path of their own making through any number of disciplines:

 

Chemistry. Zoology. Botany.

 

Physics. Engineering. Acoustics.

 

Computer hardware. Coding. Electronics.

Learning by doing.

Setting goals. 

Sometimes missing them.

Trying again.

Getting dirty. 

Getting wet.

Getting answers that lead to more questions.

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The Fun We've Had at Mind Lab 21

With a Smart Cube, kids can learn to solve a Rubik's Cube in an entertaining and methodical way. A Smart Cube tracks your moves in real time and provides appropriate step-by-step instructions.

Technology keeps the child engaged plus they gain self-confidence when they complete such a seemingly insurmountable task.

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Constructing and testing a catapult offers the opportunity to tackle not only physics and engineering but also history.

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Our solar-powered car immersed us in green technology as well as thermodynamics, electrical engineering, and environmental science.

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