Regents Earth Science: Engineering Challenge

As part of our earthquake unit, I had my Earth science classes try to build “earthquake” resistant structures out of toothpicks and masking tape.  Different groups had different substrates to build in – dry sand, wet sand, or dough – to model the effects of different types of ground on building stability during earthquakes. From … More Regents Earth Science: Engineering Challenge

Minimester Musings: Clocks and Motors

These days, it’s common for kids to learn about coding and 3D printing. Don’t get me wrong – I’m glad kids are studying coding and printing.  These are important subjects.  However, I don’t think they should be the only exposure students get to technology during their educations.  Unfortunately, hand-on exposure to physical technology is relatively … More Minimester Musings: Clocks and Motors