two boys work with translucent geometric shapes at a light table
Caitlin Kiley
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 2:27pm

As I make my way around the museum floor, I see eight students huddled around our three Sand Spinners, focused on the patterns they are creating together. I mentally note that they have been there for a while—a good sign of student engagement. I... READ MORE

five 5th graders gather around a table, while one pulls the string attached to a toy with wheels
Jill Foster
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 12:00am

Empty oatmeal boxes, paper cups, string, wire hangers.  Berry baskets, spatulas, and funnels. Bananas, rubber bands, flowers. Toys. Hidden within each of these common objects is a world of science just waiting to be discovered. Science is all... READ MORE

two children look out from within a structure they've made out of cardboard boxes and blankets
Neil Gordon
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 12:00am

Play matters. Play Matters.  We strongly believe the former but not everyone does. And so to bring awareness it, we’ve named this blog the latter.  Why? We want a forum to share ideas about play:  both what we know and what we continue to learn... READ MORE