Thursday, January 15, 2015

Paper circuits

John Muir Workshop goers made paper circuits on Wednesday using copper tape (slug tape), surface mount LEDs,  3v cell batteries, tape, paper & crayons. Proud of these kids for their persistence, working with copper tape & those teeny tiny lights gets tricky!  Thanks high-low tech for the idea.

Friday, January 9, 2015

JMSW electromagnetic wall additions

These Wednesday workshop goers worked on some clever & crafty additions to our electromagnetic wall, Others made magnet toys, some made lava lamps & some were fascinated watching all the living creatures in our pond. Everybody was working on something they chose, it was slightly chaotic and harmonious all at the same time.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Family Science Night - WOBBLE BOTS!

MUSD's Latino family community braved what some dubbed the "storm of the decade" to come out and play at the John Muir Science Workshop last month. Families worked together to build some superbly creative wobble bots. (Yes, that one there on the right is a house bot.) What? What's a wobble bot? Well you'll have to build one to truly appreciate it's magic. Check out the Instructables below to build your own or schedule a family science night for your friends, school or community. A big shout out to Jeanie Jones for the batteries, Sam for writing up Instructables , Sol, Director of the Excelsior Science Workshop for his infinite wobble bot wisdom and of course to Dan, Director of the Mission Science Workshop for the battery packs.