VHOS Does the Conference Circuit
This week at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) annual conference in Philadelphia, a team of NYSCI Explainers and Interns presented the Virtual Hall of Science (VHOS) at the student showcase. VHOS is a virtual science center curated by NYSCI’s Instructors, Explainers and collaborating middle school students from our neighboring schools. Explainers Valeria...
“This not cookie...this BOOKIE!”– Cookie Monster
A research center connected with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, has partnered with NYSCI to study differences in learning between e-books and traditional print books. Researchers from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop arrived at NYSCI yesterday to conduct the first day of their research with young visitors in Preschool Place. Studies will also be...
NYSCI Helps Corona Combat Learning Loss
This summer NYSCI unveils NYSCI Neighbors, a new membership category available to residents of our 11368 zip code. NYSCI Neighbors combats summer learning loss by providing families with unlimited access to NYSCI, along with a suite of resources including a guided orientation to NYSCI’s exhibits and programs, a reading list for the Science Technology Library, and a Field Journal to guide...
World Maker Faire tickets are on sale now!
The only way to spend a weekend of DIY & Mayhem at the original World’s Fair site: Get your tickets for World Maker Faire New York, September 17 - 18, HERE!
Students Curate Their Own Virtual Museum Space at the New York Hall of Science
Exploring the potential of games and simulations... →
“So much of learning is mediated through textbooks, and we know that in this day and age in the 21st century, we in fact need learning to happen in much richer, much more authentic kinds of settings,” says Margaret Honey, the president and chief executive officer of the New York Hall of Science. Read the entire Education Week article here.
Teachers TryScience Beta is Launched →
NYSCI is proud to announce the launch of TeachersTryScience.org. A resource for teachers to collaborate on ideas and share their skills in science education. View the latest lessons plans posted by NYSCI and TeachEngineering and start uploading your teaching strategies by joining the TryScience community! //////////// Teachers TryScience builds on the original TryScience.org, launched in 1999...
With a Little Help From Technology
With a little help from technology, people can see better, run faster, and do things more efficiently. NYSCI is currently working on an exhibition that will explore the user-focused engineering process that’s used to design products that enhance people’s abilities, from sneakers to eyeglasses, to wheelchairs and prosthetics. The exhibition, called Human+ (“Human Plus”), is a...