Bling is the Thing
Late last month, 450 of New York’s top business and community leaders gathered to discuss important topics such as the need to engage our youth in the sciences, the challenge of mitigating climate change, the direction of our nation’s educational system, and … how to create your own bling. Using an LED and a battery, the Create-Your-Own-Bling project was a big hit at this year’s Evening of...
Why Science Majors Change Their Minds (It’s Just... →
But, it turns out, middle and high school students are having most of the fun, building their erector sets and dropping eggs into water to test the first law of motion. The excitement quickly fades as students brush up against the reality of what David E. Goldberg, an emeritus engineering professor, calls “the math-science death march.” Freshmen in college wade through a blizzard of calculus,...
"Teachers are the ultimate Makers": Maker Space... →
Margaret Honey pushing creative activities out of the classroom with NYSCI’s new Maker Space coming in February. Recorded at World Maker Faire as part of Making, Education and Innovation panel this year. Via Fora.tv
My Carbon Footprint teacher PD this weekend at...
my-carbon-footprint: This Saturday, November 5, NYSCI will host 100 teachers for a My Carbon Footprint professional development workshop. The educators will learn all about the project, receive a copy of the curriculum, and get a chance to try out some of the My Carbon Footprint lessons. To prepare for this workshop, members of NYSCI’s education staff have eagerly been gathering materials and...