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Review for Technovation, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

For the past few years I have been scheduling Curiosity Machine programs for tween and teen patrons at the Palisades Branch Library. Usually the events are also attended by parents and/or caregivers. The programs make scientific learning fun. We use the programs to teach the scientific method as well. Normally, we view the videos that accompany each CM Challenge. We distribute paper and writing utensils to have participants map out their designs. We provide the recommended materials. If they get "stuck," we then show the videos that explain how the challenge can be met. The programs are extremely well received and we have families that attend each one. What I like best about the CM is that most of the scientists who are interviewed are female. That says volumes to little girls who are afraid of math/science and gives them the encouragement that shows them that they too can be a STEAM girl.


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