Next Thursday -- June 4th at 11PST
Another Look @ Linkages
We're hosting our 2nd in a series of hangout about linkages as part of our ASTC Community of Practice for Making and Tinkering in Museums. This hangout highlights our ongoing interest in mechanical motion -- and a fun way to connect with STEM-rich learning (literally).
Noga Elhassid is the creator of the Moving Toys Workshop half-way across the globe in Tel Aviv -- but she's in residence with us at the Exploratorium right now and will show things she'd been working on over the last week.
Lianna Kali is will share 5 catagories of ideas we're exploring and how we're hoping to use them with Tinkering Studio visitors.
Melissa Zabel got a crash course in linkages this week, when she started as a summer intern at the Exploratorium. She'll talk about what that's been like and show a few things she made.
Andrew Milne and AJ Almaguer from Lawrence Hall of Science's Tech Hive will share some low and high tech examples of things they're doing with linkages, from paper mechanisms to programmable ones.
Gregory Louie is the STEM Director at a middle school in Durham, North Carolina and will talk about the tinkering he did with an pre-existing Bionic Arm kit to remix it, having his students work with Arduinos to model a reflex arc.
We hope the combination of high & low tech examples as well as formal & informal educational approaches to this topic will inspire further exploration in this area -- and hope you'll try building projects that utilize linkages and share them with us.
I hope you can join us for what should be a lively and imaginative session
Thursday, June 4th at 11PST
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