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 Time Machine. The first half of the program ran in the spring and involved students practicing techniques and strategies for implementing engaging activities at informal learning locations such as museums. The second half of the program will consist of a summer internship where students will work as counselors at NYSCI summer camps and programs or at other sites around New York City.