We’re excited to share with you a program we’ve been partnering with WGBH Boston on since last year. Design Squad Maker is a program that introduces children and their caregivers to the engineering design process in museums, maker spaces, and at home.
If you’d like to give our Research team your feedback on the activities, please fill in the email form on the Design Squad Maker page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear your thoughts.
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Activities for middle school aged students and up.
Activities for high school aged students and up.
NYSCI leads the learnXdesign project – a consortium of 6 science centers around the country who came together to develop a series of out-of-school activities that inspire design-based learning in kids and teens at home.
To the right are a selection of activities available to view at learnXdesign.org.
Activities focus on design-based learning, a model of learning where students are presented with a challenge that requires them to actively engage in the learning process by creating hypotheses, experimenting and drawing conclusions. Other activities available on the site include shadow puppets, paper circuits and microbots. Tutorials are available in both video and downloadable PDF format.