Make Stenopeic Glasses

We’ve created an activity guide on making stenopeic glasses out of recycled materials! This project was inspired by Patricia's Vision: The Doctor Who Saved Sight, written by Michelle Lord, and illustrated by Alleanna Harris. Patricia’s Vision is the story of the brave Dr. Patricia Bath, an African-American ophthalmologist, inventor, humanitarian and academic who dedicated her...

Make a National Kite

Let's have an International Kite Festival at home! We’ve created an activity guide on making a kite from recycled materials! This project was inspired by Farmer Falgu Goes Kite Flying, written by Chitra Soundar, and illustrated by Kanika Nair. Farmer Falgu Goes Kite Flying by #ChitraSoundar captures the vibrant Indian International Kite Festival. The colorful illustration is...

Making a Hanging Door Sign

We’ve created an activity guide on creating stoplight-inspired door signs! This project was inspired by The Unstoppable Garrett Morgan written by Joan DiCicco, and illustrated by Ebony Glenn. A tale of heroism and inventiveness, Garrett Morgan invented the Safety Hood that firefighters and wartime heroes adapted for use to this day. And if you rode...

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures book next to a spinning selfie icon

Make a Spinning Selfie

We’ve created an activity guide on Spinning Selfies inspired by The Girl who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin, written by Julia Finley Mosca and illustrated by Daniel Rieley. Dr. Grandin is an incredible scientist, animal rights advocate, and spokesperson on autism and neurodiversity. We’ve added this book to the Chill Zone...

Tinkering Classes Parent Info Spring 2021

January 12, 2021   Dear Parents/Guardians and Tinkerers, Welcome to In-Person Classes at reDiscover Center for 2021! We are thrilled that you’ll be joining us. Your child is going to have an opportunity to exercise creative genius and apply it to art, engineering, and design challenges. This guide will help answer some common questions and...

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 guide,...

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: Tool Use Onesheets: Canary Cutter Hot Glue Gun Pliers/Snips Screw Driver Hand Saw Jig Saw Power Drill/Driver Chop Saw Drill Press...

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