Make something using these items only: 5-7 cylindrical household objects like cardboard tubes or water bottles 5-7 rubber bands (hair bands are ok), and 5-7 crayons or pencils. Your creation can be a building, a human or animal figure, an abstract sculpture, a machine, a tool, a poem or story, in fact anything at all! Use the above items only.Continue reading “Screen Wise Cambridge’s Snow Day Challenge: February 2, 2015”
I’m trying to bridge real and representation, make the connection between the anatomy of a flower and a human assuming the form of that flower. But how to make something splendid just as splendid in costume form, rather than degraded?
Here’s the last photo in the Playful Minds Spring 2013 series, and the visual clue to where I am right now. Have you guessed? Answers to Playful Minds
Wired children will be interested to try to identify this device. Answers to Playful Minds
What’s this cylinder covered in numbers? What is it? Answers to Playful Minds
This dates to 1920…what is it? Answers to Playful Minds
In the spring edition of the Playful Minds photo series, I’m challenging you to guess where I am (Massachusetts history aficionados, alert!) as well as what I am. Try turning thus into a game of dictionary. What’s in this photo? Imagine, and describe. Answers to Playful Minds
“Children are beautifully adapted to learn about many possible worlds.” from The Wisdom of Not Being Too Rational – ScienceNOW. A psychologist at the University of Cambridge who studies bird cognition has looked at how crows solve problems, the latest in research showing they are rather intelligent. Two of her graduate students, Lucy Cheke and ElsaContinue reading “Of Crows and Kids”