While you’re at World Maker Faire, be sure to bring the kids to NYSCI Village. This area consists of kid-friendly activities designed by NYSCI staff, interns and partners.
This year’s NYSCI Village includes:
Non-Newtonian Rush – Can you walk across the Oobleck tub without sinking? Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid with properties of both liquids and solids. Stand still and you’ll sink, but keep moving and the oobleck will offer you a more solid footing. This activity was created by NYSCI’s Science Career Ladder, our signature education program for high school and college students.
All Charged Up! – See how small charges can make a big difference as you watch lightning being created with a Van der Graaf generator. This activity was created by NYSCI’s Science Career Ladder, our signature education program for high school and college students.
FreeFall – See if you can win a race against gravity in this activity created by NYSCI’s Science Career Ladder.
Noticing Tools™ – Create hilarious photo mashups and forced perspective scenes, animate a dance, build a 3D model, and discover the physics in your own motion, all using NYSCI’s new Noticing Tools™, a suite of iPad apps designed for kids.
Innovation Institute: From Problem to Product – Get inspired by high school students who, in only 15 months, have created innovative products to help resolve common issues and needs in the community. The students are part of NYSCI’s Innovation Institute, a program of the Alan J. Friedman Center for the Development of Young Scientists.
Cardboard Creations – See what you can tinker and make using cardboard boxes, packing peanuts and your imagination in this activity that affirms the adage that “the box is more interesting than the toy.” This activity was created by NYSCI’s Education Services Department.
Team Textiles – Explore the structure of woven and knit fabrics, and then leave your mark on this large fabric art project that will grow throughout the day. This activity was created by NYSCI’s Design Lab staff.
Roar Into STEM – Learn how to drive a robot, build a circuit, and create your own 3D printer. This activity is a collaboration between NYSCI’s Information Technology Department and The RoboTigers.
Pictured: A visitor to World Maker Faire 2015 experiments with a Van der Graaf generator at NYSCI Village. Photo by Andrew Kelly.