The toy-inspired paperfuge

The toy-inspired paperfuge

Bioengineer and Stanford researcher Manu Prakash, known for his lab’s invention of the Foldscope, a paper microscope that only costs $1, has developed another inexpensive scientific device. The Paperfuge is a hand-spun, ultra-low-cost paper-and-string centrifuge that...
Scribble Bot

Scribble Bot

In this activity, learners make a toy bot with a surprising ability: it scribbles on a sheet of paper. Go to activity at the NISE Network
Frankentoy

Frankentoy

In this activity, learners make a “creature” by mixing and matching different parts of toys. The activity is designed to prompt conversation and reflection about responsible innovation, inspired by themes raised in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Go to activity at...
LEGO challenge cards

LEGO challenge cards

This giant collection of LEGO challenge cards is a simple prep, fun way to sneak some STEM learning (science, technology, engineering and math) into the day. With cards that range from easy to difficult, little engineers will love tackling the designs Go to activity...