Sandy Roberts

Sandy Roberts

I'm a scientist, educator, writer, business owner, mom and all-around nerd. My company, Kaleidoscope Enrichment, teaches science, engineering and math to kids in Northwest New Jersey and beyond. I have the best job in the world.

Latest from Sandy Roberts

Completed Koch Snowflake card

Nothing says "Season's Greetings" like a good fractal. Make this pop-up Koch snowflake to send to a friend. Read more »

Creativity abounds at the Newark Museum.

With over 40 maker exhibits, 80 galleries full of art and natural science collections, and a full day of workshops, the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire was a hit with attendees of all ages. Read more »

Easy to use, with no external power needed, the Foldscope magnifies up to 2,000 times. Image courtesy the Foldscape Team.

The Foldscope is a disposable paper microscope that uses tiny spherical lenses. And it costs 50 cents. Read more »

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A partnership between Google and Lego has ushered in a new age of virtual block-play: Build with Chrome. Read more »

Until now, EMG equipment has been expensive and complicated. FlexVolt is hoping to make the technology accessible to anyone for under $100. Read more »

It took five years, a lot of manilla folders and glue, and tremendous patience, but designer Luca Iaconi-Stewart finally completed his 1:60-scale replica of a 777 jetliner. The model, complete with miniature seats, engine, doors and even retractable landing gear, is almost as complicated as the real thing. Read more »

Researchers at the University of Cambridge were able to print cells from an adult animal’s central nervous system, forming layers of two types of cells taken from the retinas of rats. Read more »