Sunday Sep 25, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street across from the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201
For more information, please call 718.666.3049
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Join us for a family friendly event with the the creator of Maker Lab, a book that details 28 awesome experiments that encourage kids to build, create, invent, and discover using objects found around the house.
About Maker Lab:
Build, create, invent, and discover 28 awesome experiments and activities with Maker Lab, produced in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution. When kids take a hands-on, do-it-yourself approach to learning and play, they gain valuable creativity and innovation skills, and support academic learning in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The emphasis on Maker and STEM education has grown dramatically in the last few years, and Maker Lab is a valuable resource for adapting educators and curious kids alike. Using objects found around the house or in the kitchen, guided step-by-step instructions make it easy to start learning the wonders and whys of science. Kids will create a map using invisible ink, play music through paper-cup speakers, hoist a weight with a waterwheel, and watch a plant grow inside a bottle—meanwhile discovering how important scientific concepts work. Explanations of relevant realworld applications follow, like how salt to is used to de-ice roads and what it takes to power a jet engine. Each kid-safe project has a time estimate, a difficulty level, and an indicator when an adult’s supervision is needed. Adaptable for group activities in a makerspace or one-on-one at home in the kitchen, Maker Lab lets kids learn about the world by doing. Foreword writer and award-winning teen inventor Jack Andraka began doing science experiments like those in this book from an early age, and at 15, he invented an early detection test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer. He encourages kids to apply the scientific method to their play, and always be curious about how things work.
About the Author:
Jack Challoner is a former science and math teacher and educator at the London Science Museum, and author of over 40 science and technology books, includingThe Cell: A Visual Tour of the Building Block of Life and DK Eyewitness Books: Energy. He is based in Bristol, England.
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