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Innovation Space

Two girls building a Rube Goldberg machine

Cos Cob School Innovation Space

What is the Innovation Space?

Cos Cob School's Innovation Space is part of the Library Learning Commons. It was made possible with a grant from the Greenwich Alliance as well as generous donations from Cos Cob families.

It is a place for students to create, design, code, learn, fail, experiment, find a new passion, try something new, and explore.

Who comes to the Innovation Space?

All classes will come to the Innovation Space once a week for either 30 or 60 minutes. During that time, they'll explore a new interest, do STEM challenges, and work on projects related to social studies and science units.

What is available for students to do in the Innovation Space?

There is a wide variety of things for students to work on in the Innovation Space. In the Innovation Space we have:

  • A Lego wall for students to build on
  • A green screen wall
  • 2 Tinkerine 3D printers (grades 3-5)
  • Coding activities
  • Robotics (Ozobots, Cubelets, BeeBots, Dash and Dot)
  • Take apart station
  • Unplugged activities (cardboard and paper construction, Perler beads, jewelry making, etc.)
  • Construction (Legos, K'Nex, Magnatiles, and more)
  • STEM Challenges

Why an Innovation Space?

Cos Cob School's Innovation Space allows students to become "makers" while learning and applying the "soft skills" (cooperation, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity) that are necessary for success in today's world.

Students are empowered by pursuing topics of their own interest, trying something new in a safe environment, exercising their minds to find new solutions to old problems, making a creation that demonstrates their learning in all content areas, and simply tap into their natural curiosity about how things work.