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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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SciPlay at 2014 NYCMER Conference

On Monday, May 12, 2014, some of the SciPlay team attended the New York City Museum Educators Roundtable annual conference and presented a poster describing the evolution of the SciGames project, now known as the SciPlay Physics Noticing Tool. NYCMER organizes an annual conference for…

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Workshops for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich art projects in workshops specially designed for young children, ages 3–5, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings.

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New SciPlay App Needs Teachers

Be a part of the SciPlay Physics Noticing Tool (PNT) research. SciPlay PNT is a mobile app that will reveal the hidden physics of the playground. With a little technology, SciPlay PNT can turn typical playground activities into powerful educational tools. We’ve worked with designers…

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SciPlay Information Request

Are you a teacher? Student? Parent? Researcher? SciPlay has a range of projects and resources centered around play and playful STEM learning. Fill out the information request to find out more. 

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Workshops for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich art projects in workshops specially designed for young children, ages 3–5, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings.

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Little Makers: Ball Run Fun

Sunday, March 23   Ready, Set, Go! Explore the properties of mass, force and motion as you use cardboard, tubes and other household materials to create an exciting ball run.   Materials Fee: $8 per family (with paid general admission) $5 per family (with NYSCI…

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Little Makers: Ball Run Fun

Explore the properties of mass, force and motion as you use cardboard, tubes and other household materials to create an exciting ball run. This drop-in workshop is recommended for children ages 18 months and older.

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Hands-On Elementary Science and the Common Core

Join NYSCI for a fun-filled professional development day designed for K–5th grade teachers.

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Wheels – A Workshop for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Explore the physics of how things move as we tinker with cars and trains on ramps, paint with wheels, and build our own vehicles from recycled materials. Recommended for children ages 3 – 5 with autism spectrum disorder, and their parents and siblings. Preregistration is required.

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Sports Challenge

The Sports Challenge invites visitors to test their skills in a variety of sports including baseball, rock climbing, drag racing, and surfing—all the while communicating the vital roles that physics, physiology, and materials science play in the sports’ world. A series of individual stations give…

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Rocket Park Mini Golf

Hours (weather permitting): April 3 – June: Weekends, 10 am – 6 pm (except on June 1, when Rocket Park Mini Golf will be open from 10 am – 1 pm.) July & August: Daily, 9:30 am – 5 pm September – December: Weekends, 10…

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Locomotion Commotion: Section 2

Find out how things are built to roll, float, bounce or fly. For young learners, ages 2 – 3 years, and their grown-ups.

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Tony Hawk | Rad Science

Find out how the physics of gravity, force, velocity and balance make radical tricks possible in action sports. This new exhibition shows how a visit to a local skatepark can demonstrate important physics principles. Explore over 25 interactive experiences including: Bodacious Board Balance: Ride stationary…

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