SciPlay Summer Institute: Call for teachers

Monthly archive for June2014

SciPlay Summer Institute: Call for teachers

SciPlay is seeking middle school science teachers for their Summer Institute. The Sara Lee Schupf Family Center for Play, Science and Technology (SciPlay) is part of NYSCI’s overall mission of transforming science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning in the 21st century. SciPlay’s goal is to…

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Bug Day Recap

  Yesterday was our second annual Bug Day. We learned about beekeeping and sampled honey with Tim O’Neal of Borough Bees. We learned about cooking insects, complete with tasting, courtesy of Small Stock Foods’ David Gracer. We released ladybugs into the wild and had a meet-and-greet…

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World Maker Faire Returns September 20 & 21

Fifth-Annual World Maker Faire Brings the “Year of The Maker” to New York on September 20 & 21, 2014. Call for Makers and Ticket Sales Now Open SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 25, 2014) –  World Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, is…

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The Atomarium

The Atomarium planned for the Hall of Science in 1967 would be the largest of its kind in the country. It was to feature a working nuclear reactor and an operating gamma-ray irradiator. The internal works of the devices would be visible to public audiences…

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World Maker Faire Tickets

Tickets are on sale for World Maker Faire. Get them here. NYSCI Members can get World Maker Faire tickets for 50% off. Not a member? Join today.

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“Genevieve” Mars Rover Visits White House for First Time

Last week, NYSCI’s Mars Rover, named “Genevieve”, visited the White House as part of the first White House Maker Faire. Genevieve is one of two robotic rovers that are used in our Search for Life Beyond Earth exhibition. The rovers were built by the Beatty sisters–Camille…

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A Hot Reactor in Queens

Robert Moses’ cheerleading for an expanded Hall of Science was matched by Mayor Lindsay on May 31, 1967, when he announced a $10 million City commitment for a new building to be built within 14 months. The five-story addition would house 190,000 square feet of…

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Program Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION Position Title: Program Manager Department: Education Services Reports to: Vice President for Education Services Job Code: 13-1151 FLSA: Exempt (Administrative)   Background: The New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations and design activities that explain science, technology, engineering and math. A…

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MASTER Program

Fifteen teaching residents were tinkering at Design Lab today as part of a program called MASTER – Math and Science Teacher Residency Program. MASTER is a collaboration between NYSCI, Hunter College, and New Visions for Public Schools and is funded by the National Science Foundation….

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Celebrate Father’s Day at NYSCI with Free Admission for Dad!

Looking for a fun place to celebrate Father’s Day? Spend the special day at NYSCI and Dad will receive complimentary admission! Just print out the “Dad Card” below and present it at the ticketing desk for complimentary admission. You can also simply show it on…

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The ALAN J. FRIEDMAN Center for the Development of Young Scientists

There was no one else like Alan Friedman. As a scientist, educator, museum leader, mentor and friend, he was an inspiration to so many people in so many ways. To honor his memory, the Noyce Foundation is making a $500,000 grant to the New York…

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SciPlay Physics Noticing Tools: what you need to know

The SciPlay Physics Noticing Tools allow kids to notice the physics in their everyday life. The tools were designed for students and teachers in NYC to learn more about middle school physics. First, kids capture video of themselves in a performance, sport, play activity, or…

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Scientific Inquiry as a Time Machine

In late May, 20 high school students spent a Saturday at NYSCI conducting hands-on activities for museum visitors. Activities included a self-inflating balloon, dry ice bubbles, elephant toothpaste and more. The event was part of an apprenticeship program with ExpandEd called Scientific Inquiry as a…

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SUBMERGE! NYC Marine Science Festival

NYSCI has partnered with Hudson River Park to bring a free science festival to New York City residents. SUBMERGE! NYC Marine Science Festival is a daylong festival devoted to understanding our coastal waters. This inspiring day of interactive science will take place on the waterfront…

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