Join us to exercise science capacities with your little one through exploration and play in Little Makers and Family Science Adventures.  

Christian Tsu-Raun is a teaching artist in MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum Pittsburgh where he focuses on making electronics and engineering accessible to the very youngest makers.  For him, it’s all about finding the entry point that makes sense to a preschooler such as, “if you can count to two, you can hook up a circuit,” or  ”if you are old enough to understand how glue works, you can solder.”  Be sure to catch Christian at the Maker Faire   Education Cafe on Sunday 9/30 10:30-11:00am.  
We are excited to try out Christian’s facilitation strategies for circuitry in our upcoming Family Science Adventures: Kinderchrome.  

Christian Tsu-Raun is a teaching artist in MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum Pittsburgh where he focuses on making electronics and engineering accessible to the very youngest makers.  For him, it’s all about finding the entry point that makes sense to a preschooler such as, “if you can count to two, you can hook up a circuit,” or  ”if you are old enough to understand how glue works, you can solder.”  Be sure to catch Christian at the Maker Faire   Education Cafe on Sunday 9/30 10:30-11:00am.  

We are excited to try out Christian’s facilitation strategies for circuitry in our upcoming Family Science Adventures: Kinderchrome.  

Check out Deren Guler this weekend at World Maker Faire.  I got to speak with Deren at Pittsburgh’s Mini Maker Faire (9/22) about FLOAT, a participatory art/design project that co-builds air quality sensing kites.  Deren just returned from Beijing where she partnered with master kite builders to lead three workshops for local residents to build their own air quality sensors and kites to fly together.  She is interested to see how this project can be applied in different contexts.  We are hoping Deren will make a guest appearance in an upcoming Little Makers to help us build air quality sensing kites here at NYSCI.  

Check out what Little Makers did at home with paper they made at NYSCI!
House (2012) Metok, age 5
Piano (2012) Gaphel, age 3

Check out what Little Makers did at home with paper they made at NYSCI!

House (2012) Metok, age 5

Piano (2012) Gaphel, age 3

"A milk carton doesn’t stand a chance in our house."  - Parent of a NYSCI Little Maker

At age 4, Theo is quite an accomplished maker.  Check out his work from Little Makers: Weaving Works  (8/22) and home.  

Spider  (2012) 

Jet Pack (2012)

Car (2012)

Join other Little Makers every Sunday at NYSCI.  

Check out what Little Makers did with the paper they made last Wednesday:
Easter Basket (2012) Chailee and Clarice, age 5. 

Check out what Little Makers did with the paper they made last Wednesday:

Easter Basket (2012) Chailee and Clarice, age 5. 

Check out what Little Makers  did with the paper they made last Wednesday:
Star Kaleidoscope  (2012) Regan and Mason, age 3.  

Check out what Little Makers  did with the paper they made last Wednesday:

Star Kaleidoscope  (2012) Regan and Mason, age 3.  

A recent trip to MFTA for fabric has us inspired and eagerly awaiting Little Makers: Weaving Works.    Hope to see you there!

A recent trip to MFTA for fabric has us inspired and eagerly awaiting Little Makers: Weaving Works.    Hope to see you there!

Let’s get cooking! * Join us for Kitchen Chemistry this fall.   
*Molecular gastronomists of all levels of experience welcome.  

Let’s get cooking! * Join us for Kitchen Chemistry this fall.   

*Molecular gastronomists of all levels of experience welcome.  

PlayWorks particularly likes Rules #4 and #6.  Join us this Wednesday to experiment and make at Weaving Works.