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Saturday, October 13 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Inventors, Makers, Barrier Breakers

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Come and explore the world of high-tech invention and innovation, with Tumblehome's Inventors, Makers, and Barrier Breakers book-related activities workshop! Teachers, parents, and students will enjoy trying different fun hands-on activities to accompany chapters from the book. Learn about Ben Franklin's electricity experiments using a plasma ball and create LED light using handheld motor DC generators. Learn about Lydia Villa-Kamaroff's DNA work by playing with our functional DNA and protein kits, originally developed at MIT. Play with basic circuitry using both "soft" and "hard" circuits and learn how you can make sounds, lights, and sense the world around you using some easy-to-find materials or even your own smartphone! Hear from the author of the book itself, Dr. Pendred Noyce, who happens to be the daughter of one of the inventors in the book! Sponsored by Tumblehome Learning.
Ages 10+, or younger with an adult

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Barnas Monteith

As a student, Barnas Monteith was the winningest contestant in Massachusetts science fair history, and as an adult he has served for many years as the chair of the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair. Monteith adds to his background in paleontology, geology, entrepreneurship... Read More →
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Penny Noyce

Penny Noyce is a doctor, educator, and author of twelve books for young people. She grew up in Silicon Valley, studied biochemistry at Harvard and medicine at Stanford, and did her medical residency in Minneapolis before moving to the Boston area. For twenty-five years she served... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Brainstorm Tent, Copley Square 560 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, USA