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Students Caught Eating Curriculum

Students Caught Eating Curriculum

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math curriculum must be delicious,
students at my workshops thought so!

   The workshop and demonstration S.T.E.A.M. Ice Cream  is rocking the schools with excitement and creating buzz at expos and fair type outings.  S.T.E.A.M. Ice Cream uses alternative energy to make 5 gallons of delicious ice cream. Students don’t think twice about the math and science because the workshop naturally engages their imagination and willingness to experiment and improvise.

The art of storytelling releases the student inquisitive nature through stories of inventors and innovators, many of whom were very young when they began their work. With these stories shared we get the group consensus that it is cool to invent and  there are no wrong answers when brainstorming. Students inhibitions about sharing off beat thoughts diminish as they work in a atmosphere of acceptance. The goal of producing 5 gallons of ice cream is a worthy reward too!

With the stories and math done the brainstorming comes in. How can we use what we have to power the ice cream maker. Bike power or solar power, are available, wind and water are coming in 2013, and a novel way invented by one of the workshop students!  We may even get kid power harnessed!!

                                A recycled bike make a great power unit even a cow can run!

The S.T.E.A.M. Ice Cream  Workshop can be a 3 hour workshop, a 2 hour workshop, it can be done with large groups that rotate through stations and  it is a great 45 demonstration with tasting after a batch is made!

When we do shorter workshops we send the math and science worksheets along in advance and have some things as follow up. Students see the process of making the ice cream using alternative energy and hear the storytelling/literacy component. I always include info on open space, farm to school, farmland preservation and buy local to the conversation during my visits.

At a fair, expo, event, corporate visit or museum S.T.E.A.M. Ice Cream can be an ongoing demo  with  ice cream being sampled. 

If you are looking for the newest way to engage students or the public at an event S.T.E.A.M. Ice Cream is sure to please a crowd!

visit my website for more details: http://www.carolynstearnsstoryteller.com/Index.cfm?PageID=1511

from the website you can call or email to query a date, find links to grants that could cover this program for your non profit or school and contact me with questions.
        

S.T.E.A.M. Ice Cream is on Facebook come “Like” the page please

How to Skype Part 2

 Here we go, hope you are having fun with Skype!  Using Skype can expand your ability to reach audience, family, classes, and more. How about teaching someone a craft via Skype?  I have a new Skype project coming out soon on the blog I write for www.lanesctrep.blogspot.com  If you missed part one of the Skype… Continue Reading

How To Skype

How to use Skype for live image conversation, meetings and  how to workshops.You could be practicing a story with a friend far away! This video is great but it starts a little to far in the experience for a very new user. First be sure your computer has a built in web cam or purchase one… Continue Reading

Why Will Facebook Timeline Help You

Why Will Facebook Timeline Help You

Tick Tick Tick, yes the clock is ticking  to  Feb. 10 when everyone will be changed over to  Facebook’s new Timeline style page.  I can hear the cries of NOOOOO! already.                                    Wait, just stop a minute, is it really that hard to figure out a new way of doing things? Was it hard to… Continue Reading

My Web Presence is Dead

My Web Presence is Dead

And Other Fear Factors                                                                              This is your chance to  get over those technology fears and begin to build web presence for marketing through my workshop. Announcing the  4 hour in-depth version to be given in March. It is being offered to anyone, as a pre-conference  at Sharing the Fire the Northeast Storytelling Conference sponsored by Lanes www.lanes.org  March… Continue Reading

Tech 2011 and Not So New

Tech 2011 and Not So New

Should Auld Acquaintance be forgot? Then Now Got a Postcard……………………………….. Saw that on Twitter Kids Got a Comic Book …………………….new App for animation Newspaper………………………………………Face Book ( way back Newspapers printed all the social news, guess what, its back!) Dear Abby/Ann …………………………….. Oprah, Dr. Phil Dick Tracey Watch ………………………….new Fossil watch Stereoptican ……………………………………….slideshare Slide show………………………………………….animoto tin… Continue Reading