Recipes for STEM Learning
The woman looked at the items on the table. Vegetable oil, egg yolks, linseed oil and other ingredients. The elements for a perfect creation were right there in front of her, if only she could find the right combination. The woman was not cooking. She was attending a workshop where participants mixed powdered pigments with everyday materials such as oils, soap and sand to create unique paints....
From Pop-Up Cards to Vibrocrafts
Participants at today’s Design, Make, Play: World Maker Faire Workshop, Phase Two spent the day exploring ways to enrich learning and increase student interest in science and math with projects that focus on making, designing and engineering. Workshop activities included making pop-up cards with LEDs, creating a robot from scratch, and building a wooden car, among others. The two-day...
Toys are Tools →
Our David Wells comments on a new squishy circuit kit made by NYSCI Friend AnnMarie Thomas and her crew at St. Thomas University. Look familiar? You may have seen AnnMarie exhibiting it at last year’s World Maker Faire.
Bjork brings Biophilia to NYSCI →
Challenging Climate Change
Tornadoes in Queens, snowstorms in October, stranded polar bears. It’s clear we need to do some serious thinking – and acting – about climate change. More than 100 teachers throughout the New York region have taken up the challenge and are implementing a new climate change curriculum into their middle school classrooms. Part of a two-year partnership between NYSCI and Deutsche Bank Climate...