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SciPlay at Maker Faire 2014

On September 20 and 21, NYSCI hosted the 5th annual World Maker Faire New York, our biggest annual event. Described as the greatest show and tell show on earth, there were over 800 exhibits, presentations, and performances by Makers and over 85,000 visitors. This year…

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SciPlay Summer Institute 2014

SciPlay invited 18 New York City middle school science teachers to take part in the SciPlay Summer Institute at NYSCI in August 2014. The goal was to explore the use of playground experiences to teach middle school science, such as topics on energy, simple machines, motion, and force….

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NYSCI NOTICING TOOLS: Core Principles

SciPlay and Design Lab have been working hard to create a suite of apps for release in the app store to help support playful and engaging STEM learning. Collectively, these are the NYSCI Noticing Tools™. While the many apps we are creating promote exploration of…

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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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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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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 Squad (Grades 6–8)

Join SciPlay Squad and become a Junior Designer in this after-school program for grades 6–8. Free; advance registration required.

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SciPlay Squad (Grades 6–8)

Join SciPlay Squad and become a Junior Designer in this after-school program for grades 6–8. Free; advance registration required.

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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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Sciplay Staff

Harouna Ba, PhD Director of SciPlay hba@nysci.org Harouna Ba, Ph.D. joined NYSCI in November of 2013 as the Director of SciPlay. Dr. Ba has extensive experience in investigating children’s development of digital literacy skills and the impact of complex science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs in…

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“Museums are incubators for powerful new ideas.”

“Science centers have the luxury of never having been very collections oriented and as such more naturally orient around supporting the doing of science wherever possible. In this way, I think science centers have been fairly quick to explore the affordances that technologies can bring…

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Ultimate Dragon Breeding

Can dragons get kids fired up about genetics? We found out today as SciPlay hosted the second GeniGames tournament with students from Health Opportunities High School in the Bronx and Grover Cleveland High School in Queens. Contestants were tasked with breeding dragons and overcoming various…

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