BY: PAMELA STERN
On Thursday, June 6th twenty-eight students enrolled in the Spring Creek After School Program traveled to Jersey City to get to the Liberty Science Center. The Liberty Science Center is an interactive science museum and learning center located in Liberty State Park in Jersey City in Hudson County, New Jersey.
The Liberty Science Center first opened in 1993 as New Jersey’s first major state science museum, it has science exhibits, and is the largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, there are also numerous educational re-sources, and the original Haber-man sphere, a silver, computer-driven engineering artwork designed by Chuck Haberman. “This destination was selected as part of the science component in connection with our STEM curriculum,” said Jeremy Williams, Spring Creek After School Pro-gram Director.
This cost of this trip was $13.50 per student. There were two workshops that the students took part in, one was Morphi Modeling and the other was Pepakura Digital Origami. The Morphi Modeling was a workshop that allowed the students to have an introduction to 3D design thinking. This program is geared for beginners and also for experienced STEAM students.
The second workshop, Pepakura: Digital Origami enabled the Students the opportunity to explore the connections between the ancient Japanese art of paper folding and modern-day engineering design using Pepakura. All of the students that went on this trip had a great time.
Photo Courtesy of: Spring Creek After School Program