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Pre-teen girls becoming Makers & young engineers…
3rd-6th grade girls getting excited about STEM careers, getting an introduction to power tools & building a take-away trinket box…
Big thank you to our friends from Cisco & Newton’s Lab for helping make the event a success!
A two-day, family friendly event to MAKE, create, learn, invent, think, play & be inspired
April 26-27, 2014 at Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Frisco
Thank you to all of the participating guests for sharing the BIG IDEAS in our recent ‘Cardboard Challenge’ day! We are also very appreciative of Grace F., the local scout who shared this incredible Gold Award endeavor with our center.
Creative minds were right at home in our “Discovery Stage” turned “Caines Arcade” — let the imaginative play begin!
Stations for each kind of creation were available, each offering kids of all ages the chance to build with new materials and fresh ideas.
Families were diving into their projects, literally climbing feet first into their amazing designs.
When kids can do tall this with cardboard, the ways they can improve the world are LIMITLESS!
Check out all of the great Maker moments happening at Sci-Tech in the new ‘Maker Showcase’ exhibit!
Imagination Playground … Build!
KEVA … Build!
MAKER Studio … where art and science collide!
MAKER Bench … Tinker!
Open year-round, Sci-Tech’s exhibit gallery is THE place to enjoy Mind-Stretching Fun in North Texas! Learn more at http://www.mindstretchingfun.org
Imagine it and it can be made. Dream it and do it. Based on the creative do-it-yourself Maker movement and local Maker Faires sweeping America, Maker Showcase celebrates the joy that comes with open-ended discovery experiences at Sci-Tech Discovery Center. Problem-solving is fundamental in our lives. Play is our very nature. The Maker movement and Maker Showcase challenge our curiosity, stimulate our resourcefulness, and foster innovative ways of thinking and doing things. We are challenged to nurture our spirit of making and have fun while doing it.
Opening January 25, Maker Showcase invites you to unlock the inner maker in every child and adult. “Makers Build” puts in your hands unique construction materials and an array of engineering challenges. Giant interlocking blue foam blocks in Imagination Playground prompt you to design and assemble every-changing superstructures. Thousands of maple planks in KEVA Kreative provide the stuff for your imagination to build constructions and contraptions. Then test them out on the Quake Table to see how they hold up!
Maker Studio, the place where art and science collide, puts an assortment of raw materials and tools in your hands to give physical form to your ideas. Crafting and fabricating opportunities encourage you to explore the overlap between art, science, math, technology, and engineering. Changing monthly themes such as Cardboard Creations, Paper Geometry, Math Mobiles, and more invite you to return over and over to try your hand at the art of making. Maker Bench, the place to experiment with technology, puts the tools of applied sciences in your hands and lets your curiosity take you where you want to go. Monthly changing activities will give you the chance to play with Makey Makey circuits, stop-motion animation, Chladni vibration plates, Bernoulli airflow blowers, and many more tools in 2014. Maker Features will showcase the work of students and community makers throughout North Texas
Explore Hands-On Learning at 1st DFW Mini Maker Faire
FRISCO, TEXAS (February 3, 2014) – Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. As a celebration of the Maker movement, Sci-Tech Discovery Center will host the first-ever Frisco Mini Maker Faire the weekend of April 26-27, 2014.
It will be a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow the community.
During this unique festival of innovation, Makers of all kinds will share their skills, creations and expertise with local families & enthusiasts. Saturday April 26 will focus on the technological aspects of the Maker movement, such as stop motion animation and quadcopter robotics. Then, Sunday April 27 will focus on jewelry making, sewing & other artistic making opportunities. Each day, the specialty Faire programming will be included with Sci-Tech admission ($7 per person: discounts available for seniors, teachers & military personnel). Weekend passes, providing access to both days at a discounted price, will go on sale in March 2014.
Between now and the Faire, local families are encouraged to nurture their own innovative spirit by visiting the Maker Showcase exhibit, open now at the Sci-Tech Discovery Center. There will also be numerous special guests and workshop opportunities offered in the coming month to get children, teens & adults involved in this cultural phenomenon. Celebrate the joy of creativity and discovery – see you at the first Mini Maker Faire in DFW!
Visit www.mindstretchingfun.org for directions, current exhibits and programs, and membership opportunities at Sci-Tech.
About Sci-Tech Discovery Center
Responding to community demand for a cultural and educational destination, Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Inc. (“Sci-Tech”) was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2004 as a multi-year initiative of the Junior League of Collin County, formerly known as the Junior League of Plano. Since then Sci-Tech has found a permanent home in Collin County at the Frisco Discovery Center and offers hands-on exhibits to the next generation of engineers, scientists, educators, and innovators. Sci-Tech provides dynamic education experiences to embrace discovery and innovation through the active exploration of science, math and technology.