Make a Ballot Box

Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote by Andrea Beaty is the story of a girl and her second-grade class learning about the importance of their voices in their communities. For those voracious readers, this early chapter book is a great way to start a conversation around democracy and representation in your house.  This activity...

Pedagogy Resources

These resources are aimed at helping children learn through making in home, school, and community settings. The Tool Use Onesheets are part of our official documentation for Tinkering Programs at reDiscover. Tool Use Onesheets: Hand Saw Jig Saw Power Drill/Driver Chop Saw Drill Press Band Saw Utility Knife Canary Cutter Electric Cardboard Cutter Manual...

Make a Space Diorama

Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed is a story of a young girl who loved space and science, then went on to become the first African American female astronaut. With the support of her parents, she told herself, "If I can dream it, if I can believe in it, and if I work...

Meet the Facilitators: Amara Leipzig

Amara Leipzig is a Lead Facilitator, working at reDiscover Center since the beginning of 2019. They are an artist and educator with 6 years of teaching experience, working with kids from ages 5 to 65. Their artwork largely focuses on turning reclaimed materials into functional art objects via weaving and woodworking as Forgotten Hand...

High Five Device

A scissor mechanism lets you give high fives while social distancing! Young builders may need help cutting out the cardboard. Learn how to make a scissor mechanism Practice practical social distancing Be encouraging to others...

Nico Palermo

Meet the Facilitators – Nico Palermo

Nico Palermo loves kids, and they love him. Perhaps reDiscover's most sought after Facilitator, Nico builds instant rapport with tinkerers with his infectious enthusiasm, goofy humor, and authentic interest in every child he works with. Nico started with reDiscover as a high school intern in the earliest days of Tinkering Camp and has continued...

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