The Hanover Arts and Science Festival featured performances by all county bands, orchestras, and chorus. Select art and science exhibits were on display from every school in the district. Hanover County 4-H and The Georgetown School once again hosted the makerspace, where kids and families could gets hands-on with activities. An additional exhibit featured robotics and animatronics. Students from host Atlee High School qualified for the national robotics competition.
Around 400 youth and their families took part in the Gandy Science Fair. The Robot Petting Zoo made an appearance to entertain the children with dozens of animatronic and robotic pets to interact with.
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Preview the amazing Makers, inspiring projects, and leading presenters who will be at the event.Source: Maker Faire | Meet the Makers – Maker Faire
Community college leaders are embracing strategies, such as makerspaces, that adapt education to prepare students for evolving career opportunities, explained Sierra College Superintendent/President Willy Duncan. Read the full press release at businessinsider.com: Sierra College’s CCC Maker Initiative Offers Work-Based Learning at 24 California Community College Makerspaces | Markets Insider
Ozobots, 3-D printers, 3Doodler pens, Dash and Dot robots, Puzzlets, Cubelets, Bee Bots, Code-a-Pillar and Makey Makey, these are some of the high-tech, age-appropriate gizmos kids at Kelley, Lincoln and Perkins schools can now use to create and/or solve problems in new MakerSpaces, all while working independently.Read more at wanyepost.com: Newark CSD establishes MakerSpaces at elementary schools
Maker Maven: Unbox & Start Making philosophy specializes in educational makerspace kits, custom curation, consulting, and PD.Source: Philosophy Behind Making | Maker Maven | STEM | Makerspace Resources
A new study found that young students who participated in an after-school math program significantly reduced their math anxiety.Source: New Study Provides Possible Solution to Reducing Math Anxiety – Early Years – Education Week
A new study found that young students who participated in an after-school math program significantly reduced their math anxiety. This parallels the outcomes we have seen overlapping math onto gym and afterschool activities.Source: New Study Provides Possible Solution to Reducing Math Anxiety
YORK — It’s the afternoon before St. Patrick’s Day, and the first-graders in Meghan Trenholm’s class are on a mission.Everyone knows that those mischievous leprechauns show up this time of year, and if you’re ever going to catch one, now is the time. So armed with glue and gold glitter, soft bedding, a box and plenty of other things, these youngsters are let loose in the Village Elementary School “makerspace” to create a leprechaun trap.Inside the room isSource: Makerspace unleashes imagination, creativity – News – seacoastonline.com – Portsmouth, NH