Education

The latest in educational news and research about project-based learning and how to make more makers.

If Kids Really Knew STEM

If Kids Really Knew STEM

Jasmine Florentine’s new book introduces making and STEM to middle-schoolers. The book, “Hex Allen and the Clanksmiths”, creates a fantasy world where real problems are solved by hands-on skills. Jasmine is driven to help young people understand STEM, not just as a field of study, but as an opportunity to apply their creativity as well […]

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East Coast RepRap Festival 2022: Back in Person!

East Coast RepRap Festival 2022: Back in Person!

For the first time since 2019, East Coast RepRap Festival (ERRF) was held in-person in Bel Air, Maryland. A total of about 1600 attendees, including over 60 corporate sponsors and almost 50 exhibitors filled the APFCU Arena at Harford Community College. The event was a mix of business-to-business dealmaking, hobbyist showcase, and some wide-eyed kids […]

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Amy Zell on Make:cast

The Wherewithal to Change Things Through Making

I’d like you to meet Amy Zell – mother, librarian, grief counselor, and maker. In this episode, she talks about the power of making to change things, to change people. She credits Casey Shea, a Sonoma County maker educator, with telling her about “maker empowerment” at the Fab Institute in Pittsburgh in 2018. She understood […]

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Lotka Volterra model

A Better Way to Learn Calculus

with Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron Author/Educators Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron join me to talk about their new book, Make: Calculus, which take a different approach to teaching and learning calculus. This book, like their previous book, Make: Geometry, relies on creating visual models created with Legos or 3D printers to teach Calculus concepts […]

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Maker Camp Recap: Pakistan Science Club

Maker Camp Recap: Pakistan Science Club

As our summer Maker Camp programs wrap up for 2022, The Maker Camp team wants to highlight some of the amazing programs hosted by Campsites. Today, we’re celebrating Pakistan Science Club (PSC) in Karachi, Pakistan. Here are some thoughts from Sana Mehmood, Manager & Science Communicator for PSC. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram […]

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oreo cutter

Is It Impossible To Perfectly Split An Oreo?

Ian Charnas got a question stuck in his head. Is it possible to perfectly split an Oreo cookie by twisting it? That seems simple enough. we’ve all tried it at some point, gripping the two cookie halves in each hand and twisting to get at the creamy goodness. It never quite splits evenly does it? […]

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Making With Engineering Design At Rutgers CMSCE Maker Camp

Making With Engineering Design At Rutgers CMSCE Maker Camp

As our summer of Maker Camp 2022 comes to a close, The Maker Camp team wants to highlight some of the amazing programs hosted by Campsites. Today, we’re celebrating the Rutgers Center for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Education (CMSCE) Maker Camps from New Brunswick, NJ. Here are some thoughts from Brielle Kociolek, Ed.D, iSTEM Coordinator. […]

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