A great way for educators who are new to Makerspaces to dive in is to create just one lesson plan for their students.
Portland Public Schools have created two ultra-detailed lesson plans as examples for us. One is for third graders building ramps to test matchbox cars. The other lesson plan is for high schoolers creating a catapult. You can find both here.
Included in the lesson plan is Common Core alignment, essential questions, and assessment options.