Lerner Maker Lab Database

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Try, build, make, do with Lerner Maker Lab!

Lerner Maker Lab is an accessible, interactive database of hands-on STEAM projects for grades 2-5. With a kid-friendly, easy-to-use design, Lerner Maker Lab opens a world of creativity with project ideas from crafting to experimenting. Easy-to-find materials and prompts for when to get an adult’s help make Lerner Maker Lab a user-friendly tool for hands-on fun. Perfect for makerspaces, libraries without makerspaces, at-home use, and anywhere kids want to roll their sleeves up and get creative!

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Key Features

  • Hands-On Maker Projects: Crafternoon-worthy STEAM projects in a variety of categories include materials list, step by step instructions, photos and illustrations, and more.
  • High Interest for Young Readers: Lerner Maker Lab is designed specifically for grades 2-5, expertly designed for different skill levels.
  • Privacy Guaranteed: Nothing to download, and no student information required. Lerner Maker Lab is a completely closed browser-based system – no links to the general internet.
  • Accessible by All Students: Lerner Maker Lab is compatible with text-to-speech and enhanced text visibility programs to ensure all learners can read and succeed.
  • Projects in Any Language: Projects can be instantly translated into more than 100 languages via Google Translate.
  • Science Standards: Science projects meet Next Generation Science Standards in Life Science, Physical Science, Engineering and Design, and more.
  • CC and CSTA Standards: Meets CSTA Computing Practice and Programming standards to use developmentally appropriate multimedia resources and Common Core standards regarding research, reading, and comprehension.
  • Easy to Navigate: Fuzzy logic search results help students find exactly what they’re looking for, while category navigation menus and related projects encourage browsing.

Additional Features

  • Responsive design works on desktops, laptops, Chromebooks and tablets
  • Access from school or home with dedicated authenticated URL
  • Various pricing models available—please inquire for details
  • No student passwords required!
  • Admin view of user statistics, so you know which projects are most popular with your students
  • Features projects in the following categories: Craft, Build, Experiment, Eat and Celebrate

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Publication Date 2022-01-01
Text Type Procedural
Features Activities, Recipes, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Step-by-step instructions



“These are kid-pleasing activities . . . [A] great way to get kids into tinkering mindsets.”—Booklist

School Library Journal

“With a clean, enticing layout; simplicity of navigation; and a significant database of projects linked to a range of content areas, Lerner Maker Lab is a useful resource for elementary classroom teachers and subject specialists (art, technology, etc.) and especially for librarians looking to establish or bolster a makerspace with guided projects.”—School Library Journal