Entries by Devin

Food Science: Make a pH Neutral Drink

Are you ready to teach your kids about the building blocks of life? Excited to begin conversations about atoms and molecules? Let’s get started creating a pH neutral drink!  Our ingredient table We love teaching about science through cooking–if you missed it, check here for a discussion about the benefits of using this strategy.  Materials […]

Food Science: Make Noodles to Test Viscoelasticity

How do you get your children interested in science at home? What can a parent with kids of varying ages do to get everyone excited about STEM concepts? At Iridescent, we’ve learned that food is an amazing tool for elevating a child’s interest in science! Cooking is an interactive, messy and (hopefully) delicious thing you […]

Mechanisms and Simple Machines: How to Make a Gearbox with Moving Parts

You can learn about mechanisms with these gearboxes made from just cardboard, sticks and foam! At our engineering Summer Camp in NYC, we prototyped projects focused on helping children to better understand how simple machines and mechanisms work together to create movements. Throughout the week, our campers built gearboxes, took apart (and tried to reassemble!) […]

NYC Aerodynamics Projects from our Engineering Summer Camp

This summer, we challenged our 3rd-8thgrade students to use the engineering design process in multiple in-depth ways throughout Summer Camp. During this time, we taught curricula spanning from aerodynamics, to simple machines, to mobile phone application programming. In this post, I’ll write about our Aerodynamics and Flight designs—hopefully you find some inspiration to try these […]

Cool Designs from NYC Spring Family Science Sessions

This spring, New York City studio ran four different 5-week Family Science sessions with our partner schools. In these sessions, families learned about Electrical Engineering, the Engineering of Transportation, and Biomimicry and were able to work together to build models based on different design challenges. We had a lot of productive learning experiences and amazing […]