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Design - Build - Inspire!

Iridescent and The Tech

Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

Design - Build - Inspire!

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Teacher Ended Free  
Parent Ended Free  

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Design-Build-Inspire! Training Workshop

Iridescent’s Design-Build-Inspire! Training events are hands-on workshops that bring together engineers, teachers and parents to develop engineering design activities for families at local schools.

  • Engineers learn a process to communicate and present science and engineering concepts to children.
  • Engineers work in teams to develop unique, inquiry-based projects that they will conduct with the families in local schools.
  • Teachers assist engineers with information on students’ prior knowledge and applicable standards. 
  • Parents work with teams to coordinate the logistics of Family Science Courses (dinner, materials, handouts, translation and AV equipment).
  • Teams of engineers sign up to teach one evening a week for 2 to 3 weeks of Family Science at their local partner school in end of May and early June.

Date and Location    

Saturday, May 4th from 9:00am to 4:00pm at The Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 South Market Street, San Jose, CA. 

Workshop Schedule (Tentative)


9:00 – 9:30 am

Check-in and Meet and Greet


9:30 – 10:00 am

Introduction to Iridescent, The Tech and school partners


10:00 – 11:00 am

What makes a good engineering design challenge? 

Build a sample activity

11:00 – 11:30 am

Discussion: Evaluate and critique of  sample activity


11:30 – 12:30 pm


12:30 – 1:30pm





Create Your Own Content and Challenge – teams will create their own content


1:30 – 2:30pm



Family Science Course Planning – Teams will outline the multi-week course content and assign members to teach each week


2:30 – 3:30 pm

Elements of a Good Presentation and Classroom Management


3:30 – 4:00 pm

Wrap Up and Next Steps

Have questions about Design - Build - Inspire! ? Contact Iridescent and The Tech

When & Where

The Tech Museum of Innovation
201 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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Iridescent and The Tech

IRIDESCENT is a national science education non-profit organization that brings exciting, high-quality, hands-on science to underserved children and their parents. Our mission is to use science, technology and engineering to develop persistent curiosity and to show that knowledge is empowering.

THE TECH MUSEUM OF INNOVATION is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The Tech—located in the Capital of Silicon Valley —is a non-profit, experiential learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing applied technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, our annual team-design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, The Tech Museum of Innovation endeavors to inspire the innovator in everyone.

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Design - Build - Inspire!
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