A makerspace is a work space where students work cooperatively to create, learn, explore and share. Cardboard, legos and art supplies are some basic materials for a makerspace, but often students will have the opportunity to work with technology, electronics, as well as a variety of other tools. It’s the mindset of creating something out of nothing and exploring one's own interests. These spaces are also helping to prepare students with the critical skills that are needed in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). They provide hands on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence.