Joey says: Don't be bored!
Remember Joey? Before he demonstrated his Extreme Marshmallow Cannon to the President at the White House Science Fair, he showed people at World Maker Faire how not to be bored. He was featured on Make Magazine today which inspired us to dig-up the archives. Our video interview with Joey at last year’s World Maker Faire: World Maker Faire will be back at NYSCI September 29 and 30, 2012.
What did John Glenn see? →
theworks-nysci: 1964 in NYSCI’s Great Hall, nearly 50 years ago…Frank Capra’s last movie, Rendezvous in Space is a 20 minute long quasi-documentary with Danny Thomas trying to explain what will happen in the Space Station that will eventually orbit the Earth (a question that still lingers with the International Space Station). At one point in the movie —which I have put on youtube, its a lousy...
The Björk Bolt
Is today’s music instruction a little hollow? Should science education be hit with a thunderbolt? Don’t worry. The thunderbolt is in town and she has collaborated with NYSCI and the Creator’s Project on an education series for middle school students. Björk, the Icelandic music superstar, has made New York City the first U.S. stop on her Biophilia tour, with shows at NYSCI and Roseland...
Animating Björk's Biophilia: Q&A With Stephen... →
A Guide To Björk's Custom Biophilia Instruments |... →
World Maker Faire at NYSCI, changing lives →
A great story about how Maker Faire can inspire and change a child’s life … theworks-nysci: Sorry for any repostings between facebook and this. Just getting the hang of the way this works.
STEM steps up for White House Science Fair
Congrats to the outstanding participants in yesterday’s White House Science Fair. And NYSCI salutes our partners recognized by the White House yesterday for their commitments to boost STEM teaching and learning. Among them: Making the Future, Cognizant’s philanthropic initiative which is providing the support for our soon-to-be-completed MakerSpace (opens March 2012…) ...
The Works at NYSCI →
Here’s a new blog by the Chief Content person at NYSCI, Eric Siegel: theworks-nysci: At the NY Hall of Science, there are a whole slew of things I am working toward on any given day. This blog will focus on five projects that are all pretty large scale, all interesting and challenging across several different dimensions, and all in about the same stage of development. I will also…
Design I/O at NYSCI: Design I/O at NYSCI! →
design-ionysci: Design I/O is a Brooklyn based creative studio specializing in the design and development of cutting edge, immersive, interactive installations. Design I/O is led by founders Emily Gobeille and Theodore Watson. For the next four months we will be residents at the New York Hall of Science,…
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...