#MakerSpace - Best of Feb 2018
After 5th grade spent time, reading the book Love by Matt de la Pena & Loren Long, I silently turned back through each image in the book. We had spent time talking about some of the images as well as listening to Matt’s powerful words, but Ms. Foretich (art teacher) and I wanted them to have one more slow look at the images. Their goal in looking at the images for a 2nd time was to pick out an image that spoke to them in some way.
From the night’s theme of honoring and exploring historic and modern contributions of African American innovators; to its effect of including students, parents and teachers in a convergence of both traditional and new forms of making; down to the signage that invited youth and adults alike to snap selfies among acclaimed scholars and creators so as to envision themselves as #IAmNext, this event was thoughtfully designed to both engage and reflect the members of Grass Valley’s community.
“Let’s Go Full STEAM Ahead” is an engaging activity booklet that is just “AFROTASTECH!” where youth and adults learn about science, technology, engineering, arts, math while learning about the history of people of African descent. This booklet is 16 pages of exciting activities that encourage youth to embrace learning about these areas of expertise that are so relevant to our society and it’s future.
Science Update has compiled interviews that feature a select group of black scientists who are living and working in North America.
John Dabiri, a biophysicist at the California Institute of Technology, discusses jellyfish, submarines, blood flow, and wind farms.
This video takes a brief look three unsung women scientists, like the one who saved the U.S. space race.
The video highlights the work of icons like astronaut and chemical engineer Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to go into space, as well as Percy Julian, a pioneer in synthesizing materials from plants, including a glaucoma drug from beans, a firefighting foam from soy protein, and an arthritis treatment still used to treat millions of patients today.
From the Inventor of the Styrofoam Plate Speaker, here are the instructions to build the speaker!
DIY Microphone to go with the DIY Speaker!