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!

Register for a free trial at https://lernermakerlab.com/

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

Format Your Price Add
Available at all major wholesalers and distributors. Save 25% off list price on hardcovers and ebooks when you buy direct! Digital purchases will be accessed on Lerner Digital Bookshelf. An account will be created for you after purchase.
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