This weekend a group of lower, middle and upper school students went to the New York Hall of Science to attend the 2nd Annual Maker Faire New York, exploring connections between “making” and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). ”Makers” represent a broad-based community drawn together by a common delight in the magic of tinkering, hacking, creating and reusing materials and technology, to solve problems and satisfy curiosity. The students were fascinated by the diverse array of media and materials, from crafts and music to robotics and electronics. Most projects are investigations of art, science, engineering, and technology and represent wonderful applications of these disciplines for the students to see.
Exploring Connections Between Maker Movement and STEM
September 20, 2011 By