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11 Jul 2024

 K-12 Makerspace Materials Market Size to grow by USD 1866.45 million between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ K-12 Makerspace Materials Market” by Product (Robotic toolkit, Construction materials, Arts and crafts materials, Other materials) End-user (Elementary school, Middle school, High school) Geography (APAC, Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa, South America)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 1866.45 million, at a CAGR of  9.52% during the forecast period. The K-12 makerspace materials market is experiencing significant growth due to the incorporation of technologically advanced materials. While traditional stationery items such as papers, scissors, and crayons continue to be utilized, the integration of technology and STEM-based learning has propelled the adoption of advanced materials. Vendors and educational institutions are increasingly investing in innovative tools like Sphero robots and materials such as Makey Makey, Cubelets, and littleBits, which focus on subjects like Arts and Engineering. These advanced materials are revolutionizing the makerspace landscape, enhancing the learning experience for students.

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By Product, the Robotic toolkit segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024

In the K-12 educational sector, there has been a notable shift towards makerspace materials in middle schools. Traditionally, board games and puzzles held prominence; however, with intensifying competition and the emergence of advanced technology, students are now exploring snap circuits and coding robots. This trend is reflected in the substantial growth of demand for K-12 makerspace materials in middle schools. With the maker movement gaining momentum, libraries are being transformed into makerspaces. Yet, the storage of these materials remains a challenge, leading to the emergence of mobile and virtual makerspaces. The expanding middle school population further underscores the significance of this development in education.

By End-user, Elementary school  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024

The global K-12 makerspace materials market is primarily driven by the robust demand for robotic toolkits. These tools are increasingly adopted by schools in developed and developing countries to enrich STEM education. Robotic tools facilitate a unique blend of technology and pedagogy, enabling students to grasp complex concepts through hands-on experiences. Furthermore, the integration of advanced technologies like drones in makerspaces broadens the scope of learning and discovery, particularly in social studies. Drones enhance students' understanding of cartography, geography, and history by offering real-world perspectives on their impact on current events.

APAC is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024

The K-12 makerspace materials market in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region is poised for significant expansion during the forecast period. Key contributors to this growth include China, Japan, Australia, India, and South Korea, which are projected to be the leading revenue-generating countries. Despite the market's nascent stage in APAC, the emphasis on experiential and collaborative learning in schools is fueling its growth. Traditionally, makerspaces in APAC primarily offered art and craft materials. However, the burgeoning interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects among students and the resulting job opportunities in the STEM sector are driving the adoption of advanced makerspace materials such as robotic toolkits and construction materials in K-12 schools.

The K-12 Makerspace Materials Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • ArcBotics LLC
  • BASIC FUN Inc.
  • Boxlight Corp
  • Chibitronics Inc.
  • Eduscape
  • Elenco Electronics Inc.
  • Ltd.
  • Follett Corp.
  • GoldieBlox Inc.
  • Innovation First International Inc.
  • KEVA Planks Education
  • LEGO System AS
  • Makeblock Co. Ltd.
  • Makey Makey LLC.
  • Modular Robotics Inc.
  • Qubits Toy
  • Sphero Inc.
  • Squishy Circuits Store LLC.
  • Stratasys Ltd.
  • Wonder Workshop Inc.

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Research Analysis Overview

Title: Unleashing Creativity: The K-12 Makerspace Materials Market The K-12 makerspace materials market is a dynamic and innovative sector, brimming with a diverse range of tools and resources that foster creativity, problem-solving, and 21st-century skills among students. From Lego bricks and cardboard to soldering irons, CNC machines, laser cutters, and 3D printers, makerspace materials cater to various age groups and learning styles. Middle school students can engage with robotic toolkits and educational technologies, developing computational thinking skills and teamwork abilities. High school and secondary education students may delve into more complex projects using soldering irons, CNC machines, and laser cutters. Primary and pre-primary education students benefit from construction materials like Lego bricks and cardboard, while online makerspaces offer accessible resources for all. These hands-on projects encourage self-direction, problem-solving skills, and idea generation. The K-12 makerspace resources market plays a crucial role in preparing students for college and beyond, nurturing their creativity and fostering a passion for learning. By integrating these tools into the classroom, educators can create an engaging and effective learning environment that prepares students for the challenges of the 21st century.

Market Research Overview

The K-12 Makerspace Materials Market is a growing segment in the education and technology sector, fueled by the maker mind-set and the need for 21st century skills in students. This market includes a variety of maker equipment such as art supplies, lego bricks, cardboard, soldering irons, CNC machines, laser cutters, 3D printers, and robotic toolkits. These resources provide opportunities for students to explore, learn, and collaborate in a creative and hands-on environment. Middle, primary, and pre-primary schools are increasingly incorporating maker materials into their curriculum as a way to enhance blended learning and experiential learning. Libraries and home-based learning are also embracing this trend. Maker equipment and educational technologies are not only valuable for students but also for schools as a revenue augmenting opportunity. Effective inventory management and online retailing through online channels are essential for schools to efficiently manage their maker resources. Construction materials, recycled materials, and educational items are also popular in the K-12 makerspace resources market. The market caters to various educational levels, from primary to secondary education, including colleges and universities. The use of maker materials in education promotes computational thinking skills, creativity, decision-making, teamwork, self-direction, and problem-solving skills. It also aligns with STEM education and social studies curriculum, making it an essential component of modern education. Online makerspaces and K-12 makerspace resources offer game-based learning opportunities, allowing students to work on hands-on projects and bring their ideas to life. The market continues to evolve, with a focus on vocational education curriculum and higher-level thinking skills.


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