Thursday, May 18th at 4:30 p.m.
Visiting all the way from DK Science, United Kingdom, paper engineer Jemma Westing and science presenter- comedian Steve Mould!!! Jemma will lead a hands-on demonstration of her wonderful new DK Science Book Out of the Box, with clear step-by-step cardboard model projects- recycled creations kids can play with, sit in, and wear. And Steve will show children how nerdy science is the most funny fun you’ll ever have with How To Be A Scientist! Wow! Interactive demonstration, performance and signing.
Supporting STEM education initiatives and the Maker Movement, Out of the Box includes 25 interactive cardboard model projects to inspire kids’ creativity through engaged and hands-on learning. From small-scale gifts to large constructions, author and award-winning paper engineer Jemma Westing shows kids how to make dinosaurs, masks, race cars, and so much more. The projects utilize only recycled materials, including cardboard rolls and boxes.
Being a scientist isn’t just about wearing a lab coat and performing science experiments in test tubes. It’s about looking at the world and trying to figure out how it works. As well as simple science projects for kids to try, How to Be a Scientist will teach them how to think like a scientist. For every scientific concept the child learns they will be encouraged to find new ways to test it further. Fun questions, science games, and real-life scenarios make science relevant to children.
Jemma Westing is an award-winning book designer and paper engineer. She has developed a number of innovative interactive books and modeling kits for children. In 2013, Jemma set up a not-for-profit initiative called BrilliantBuilds, which runs free workshops to encourage children to create amazing things with recycled cardboard.
Steve Mould is a science presenter on TV and on stage. He does stage shows about physics, math, chemistry and psychology for kids, schools and families. And shows for adults as part of sell-out science and comedy trio Festival of The Spoken Nerd.