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9019455095?profile=RESIZE_710xOverview: Now more than ever, people are realizing that protecting the natural resources of our planet is a global issue, not just a local one. This lesson will encourage students to explore how we can draw from our collective knowledge and experienc

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Community Garden Partnership

The Franklin Center For Innovation, Inc. is happy to announce our partnership with the Thorn Hill Education Center and CommonWealth Garden.

This partnership will create a Community Garden growing on the grounds at Thorn Hill and offer a collaborative

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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT COMMUNITY GARDENS

THEY’RE GOOD FOR US, AND OUR COMMUNITIES!

9018630473?profile=RESIZE_710xCommunity gardens are about more than just growing food. By increasing the number of local community gardeners and available garden space, families and individuals are able to grow fresh, healthy produce fo

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What is STEAM Education?

 STEAM has been around for a while. Because it’s a comparatively new educational concept, how much do you know about it? This blog will break it down for you and let you get to know it better. Read on!

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STEAM stands for Science, Tech

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How Makerspaces Help Local Economies

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New technologies like 3-D printers and laser cutters have boosted entrepreneurial activity in American communities.

Two and a half years ago, James Fallows wrote an article about the changing state of American manufacturing. He argued that developme

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6 Fun Ways Kids Can Join the Maker Movement

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Children are natural makers — give a kid a cardboard box, and she’ll transform it immediately into an oven, a spaceship, an elevator, or something else that I probably cannot imagine.


Recent years have seen a growth of the maker movement, or an ent

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6 Strategies for Funding a Makerspace

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1. Find or Repurpose a Space
Finding a room is easier than you think. Many cities and school districts have underutilized or forgotten spaces that can be repurposed for a very low cost. For example, Andrew Coy, high school technology teacher and Exe

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Designing a School Makerspace

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Makerspaces, STEAM labs, and fab labs are popping up in schools across the country. Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering

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Kentucky’s Space Connection

Morehead State University’s Space Science Center launches students in out-of-this world engineering careers

Morgan Harrison, who graduated from Morehead State University in December, has known since she was a young girl that her career path would som

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The Maker Movement

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The maker movement is a social movement with an artisan spirit. Promoting equity in the maker movement is fundamental to its success in democratizing access to STEAM and other tech-rich domains. Maker culture emphasizes learning-through-doing (act

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The 5 Ps

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Proposal - using writing, speaking, video, or other means to convey an idea to teachers, peers, employers, clients … 

Pattern Making - using CAD software, hand drawings, and experimentation to produce usable models that will be prototyped as viable

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