Maker Faire Events in Massachusetts

Maker Faire

Attending a Maker Faire is a wonderful way to meet local inventors, crafters, tech enthusiasts, educators, artists, students, and organizations who are excited to show you their creations, hobbies, and projects and talk about what they have learned. A Maker Faire is like your school’s science fair but on a grand scale! Maker Faire was

Massachusetts Makerspaces: Where Kids Invent, Tinker and Create

Makerspace

The maker culture or “do-it-yourself” (DIY) movement is widespread and thriving and it spans all ages, from adults and teens to young children. People who are part of the maker movement have a desire to use their imagination and ingenuity to design and make things. The maker community celebrates an inventive mindset and promotes self-learning,

Acera School Offers After School STEAM Learning Lab in Boston Area

Students taking Molecular Biology grow their own bacteria and have the option to either make them glow via a DNA change or make then resistant to specific antibiotic.

Today I want to highlight a unique STEAM after school enrichment program for elementary and middle school students. The STEAM Learning Lab is run by Acera, a private K-8 school located north of Boston, in Winchester, MA. This program caught my attention for a few reasons. First, the STEAM-focused curriculum is built upon science, creativity

Cambridge Science Festival 2016: STEAM Fun For The Entire Family

Cambridge Science Festival

It’s time for the popular annual Cambridge Science Festival running 10 days (April 15-24, 2016) in Cambridge, MA and throughout New England. The festival, now in its 10th year, is made possible by The MIT Museum, Harvard University, the City of Cambridge, Cambridge Public Schools, the Cambridge Public Library, and the Museum of Science, and

3D Printing Enables Students to Rapidly Design and Prototype in the Classroom

3D Printed Objects

With technology being such an important part of our world today, I am intrigued by how K-12 schools assess and adopt new technologies, and how they introduce and teach them to our children. One of the newer technologies, 3D printing, has been in the news quite a bit over the past few years. 3D printing