Students need to have the opportunity to explore, build and discover in a makerspace. This allows us to move beyond one-size fits all projects into a personalized constructivist approach to education. Most stations in a makerspace will encourage the construction of something. The breakerspace station will encourage just the opposite. Laura Fleming suggests setting up a Take-Apart Tech Station, or "breaker space", where technology and other classroom or household items are provided and designated for students specifically to disassemble and investigate and to build.
Students will have a chance to truly wonder, ask questions, take risks, and have no fear of doing something wrong!
By providing some simple tools such as protective eye wear, scissors, hammers, gloves and old technology like broken down classroom computers, students can dissect and remix in your makerspace!