Monthly Archives: December 2010

EWM on The Discovery Channel!

The Museum was featured on the Discovery Channel’s show “How Stuff Works” on the 23rd… here’s a clip of our debut:

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Schools and Creativity

This is an interesting talk by Ken Robinson about rethinking – and improving –  the connection between creativity and education.

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Build your own Ancient Chinese Compass… with Legos

Special thanks to Larry Furnival for sending us this!

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InvenTeams: Learning by Doing.


Check out the initiative by Lemelson-MIT, InvenTeams:

Highschool students across the country receive $10,000 invention grants to work with teachers and mentors on their own solutions to real-world problems.

pictures from the InvenTeams website.

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Pure Play

One of the themes we read in our Summer 2010 Survey Feedback (a full report to follow in two weeks) is that we can be more balanced and flexible in the outside play we work into our classes.
This website offers useful, energetic, and compelling ideas that support that goal.

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A Design Challenge for our Apprentices: Show us your stuff

A refrigerator magnet that begins with a spool and a 1/4″ nib magnet:

by Alex Mahler Haug

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