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DIY Tutorials & Activities

A collection of posts published by staff in Maker Space and Design Lab, for educators, parents, and individuals who would like to try our activities at home or implement them in a classroom setting. New tutorials are updated monthly.

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NYSCI Makerzines

Makers are everywhere. They are children, adults, students, teachers, toddlers and teenagers—anyone who creates and makes things that interest them.

A makerspace is a place where people make things. It can be anywhere—in a kitchen, warehouse, garage or even a bedroom.

Free to share, download the latest three-part makerspace inspiration zine produced by NYSCI, with generous support from The Walt Disney Company.

WE ARE ALL MAKERS

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Maker Blueprint

Inside, you’ll find resources and inspiration for creating maker spaces in your community. The Maker Program Blueprint offers a template for after school or summer programs and addresses the types of spaces that can be used, ideas about schedules and format, and the materials and personnel needed to create and sustain a program.

Presented by NYSCI and Cognizant.

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Making a Platform for Empowerment

NYSCI’s Director of Maker Programs, David Wells writes about youth and education in Maker Spaces.

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MAKER SPACE TUTORIALS

 
workshops
Learn to make the magnetic modified motors that go into DIY Battle Bots, and how to scale this activity for the classroom and for varying age groups.
ELLs
Students will first explore the concepts of graphing ordered pairs and moving between coordinate points via translations. After, students explore the power of coordinates and translations to create their own graphic designs and shapes in the app.
design
Max and his mom are just one example of how museums can help families work together to investigate a complex topic in an extensive and meaningful way.