ITS-A-BOB

Exhibit

The ITS-A-BOB extends playtime with one of the most universal objects in the world—a balloon — and transforms balloons into a playful, social experience to share with othersrn





Space Pressure

Exhibit

The Air Pressure is pretty low in Outer Space. What happens when we subject a marshmallow, a balloon, or shaving cream to these conditions? Check out the mess we make when we place them in a vacuum.







How to Make the Biggest Family Tree Ever

Presenter

We're in the midst of a revolution in family history. Thanks to the Internet and DNA, we can now make family trees with MILLIONS of people. This is the ultimate social network. My tree has 78 million people on it, including everyone from Abe Lincoln to Gwyneth Paltrow. With all these relatives, I will be holding the Global Family Reunion in June of 2015 right here at the NYSCI.


This Is Not A Test: Getting Critical About Feedback For Learning

Presenter

A massive barrier to the Maker ethos in education is the predominance of weak, limited, static, mechanical, high-stakes standardized testing. Machine-gradable multiple choice tests are a 19th century technology embedded with an outdated fixed mindset about achievement and, worse, aptitude. I'll give a quick tour of emerging alternatives, including games-as-tests, performance assessments, and measures of social and emotional learning, and we'll talk about what WE can do to make this future a reality.n





3D Printing and Storytelling: LEO the Maker Prince

Presenter

In this talk, Carla Diana will share research, inspiration and design work from LEO the Maker Prince, the world's first 3D printing book for kids, which comes with a number of carefully designed objects that readers can download and 3D print for free. Carla will share the process and motivations behind the project, discussing physical-digital design techniques as well as what happens when you unleash new visions out into the world and allow people to download and remix them at will.




The Grommet

Exhibit

Founded by Jules Pieri and Joanne Domeniconi, The Grommet is a launch platform for innovative products with a purpose by Makers with stories. Visit our booth to experience a variety of early-stage products in action.



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