Focusing on Bioscapes →
The Atlantic’s In Focus blog just posted a selection of photos from the Olympus Bioscapes competition. These amazing pics — which are even more impressive in person — are on view at NYSCI through August 31.
Build a Better Summer Camp -- Just Add Science
from NYSCI President and CEO, Margaret Honey: Last week, Peter Orszag wrote an article linking summer learning loss with skyrocketing childhood obesity rates.. For decades, educational researchers have studied summer learning loss — sometimes called the “summer brain drain.” In short, summer vacation negates some of the learning achieved during the academic year. This is particularly so for...
Science in Your Pocket
Want to learn about molecules? Understand extremophiles? There’s an app for that! NYSCI Explainers have just had their first apps developed as part of Explainers As Designers. The project is a variation on Iridescent’s Technovation Challenge, with teams of Explainers learning the ins and outs of app development while also getting some baseline knowledge of what it takes to...
Making Music with Garbage
Get ready for the Garbage-Men, a group of 10th graders who perform music on instruments made from recycled materials like cereal boxes, PVC pipes, and even a saxophone made from a Fisher-Price corn popper toy. The Garbage-Men are performing live throughout NYC this weekend, including two shows at NYSCI on Saturday at 1 and 3 pm.
"As always, kids won’t be twiddling their thumbs... →