Maker Space Group Workshops

Maker Space is a learning environment where school groups and teachers can tinker, design, and create together. Everyday materials are reused in exciting ways that encourage experimentation and collaboration to develop 21st-century skills.

Maker Space workshops last 90 minutes.

To reserve a workshop, please call Group Reservations at 718-699-0301.

 

Magnetic Mazes

(Grades K – 3)
Explore the properties of magnets and the magnetic quality of different materials by creating and playing with a magnetic maze. Discover how different forces interact, and how distance and matter can affect the strength of a magnetic field. Students will make their own magnetic maze take home.

Workshop fee: $500 (includes NYSCI admission). Maximum: 30 students.

New York Scope and Sequence:
Kindergarten – 3.1c & 3.1e
Grade 1 – 3.1e
Grade 2 – 5.1 & 5.2a

 

Crayon Rock Cycle

(Grades K – 3)
Discover how rocks are formed by recreating the rock cycle using crayons. Crayons have the ability to be ground into small pieces, pressed, heated and cooled much like rocks, but all at safe temperatures. Students will make a crayon rock model to take home that illustrates the stages of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock.

Workshop fee: $500 (includes NYSCI admission). Maximum: 30 students.

New York Scope and Sequence:
Grade 2 – 2.1d
Grade 5 – 2.1e, 2.2g & 2.2h

 

Build a Bug

(Grades K – 3)
Deconstruct the specialized parts of bugs and insects. Find out how pincers, legs, wings, mandibles, and eyes develop for particular purposes then create an insect of your own using cardboard linkages to mimic unique motions.

Workshop fee: $500 (includes NYSCI admission). Maximum: 30 students.

New York Scope and Sequence:
Grade 1 – 3.1a
Grade 3 – 5.1b
Grade 4 – 4.2b

 

Elastic Engineering

(Grades 4 – 8)
Explore potential and kinetic energy, mechanical energy and various simple machines by creating and testing a wind-powered car. Discover the basic principles of design and engineering by building a propeller or balloon powered car to meet a specific challenge. Test your car on the racetrack, record your results and take your creation home with you!

Workshop fee: $500 (includes NYSCI admission). Maximum: 30 students.

New York Scope and Sequence:
Grade 6 – 4.1e, 4.1d, 5.2c, 5.2d, 5.2e, 5.2f & 5.2g
Grade 8 – 5.1a, 5.1b & 5.1c

 

Camera Construction

(Grades 4 – 8)
Deconstruct a camera obscura to discover how the interaction of light and matter create how we see. Students will build their own cardboard camera obscura to discover how the eye works, as well as learn about the properties of translucent, transparent and opaque materials.

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Workshop fee: $500 (includes NYSCI admission). Maximum: 30 students.

New York Scope and Sequence:
Grade 7 – 4.1d, 4.4a & 4.4b

 

Make Things Move

(Grades 4 – 8)
Deconstruct machines and mechanisms to examine how they function. Experiment with potential/kinetic energy and explore how designers and engineers have been utilizing these principles as a foundation for building the machines we use every day.

Workshop fee: $500 (includes NYSCI admission). Maximum: 30 students.

New York Scope and Sequence:
Grade 6 – 4.1c, 5.2 c, 5.2d, 5.2e, 5.2f & 5.2g
Grade 8 – 5.1a, 5.1b, 5.1c, 5.1d & 5.1e

 

Workshops will take place in Maker Space. Maker Space is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant through its Making the Future education initiative.