Crafty Historian: Penny & CD Spinners, A STEM activity March 16, 2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm $5 per crafter
Making a toy! How can this be a STEM activity? What is STEM, anyway? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. From an educational perspective this combines these disciplines in different ways to create awareness of how these are inter-related. So many crafts fall under these categories
Spinning toys have much in common with some of these concepts. A top or spinner has to balance for one thing. Decorations on a spinner can create optical illusions or allow color hues to change. Plus, they are lots of fun.
We will be making a simple Penny Spinner first so that we can experiment with various color and illusion possibilities. Then, we will will use a CD disk to decorate with our favorite designs that we have learned about and make a 'fancy' version.
This activity is best with children who have fine motor skills for cutting (scissors), measuring and coloring. An adult is always welcome to help young crafters. Adults are also welcome to make spinners, too, but they must pay the $5 crafting fee. There is a limit of 12 youngsters, so reservations are required by filling out the form below. You'll get a confirmation email and any extra information that might be needed.
Still have questions? email Lisa (the Crafty Historian) at education@wnchistory.org
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