Science Friday

A Fun Trick For Calculating Pi With Toothpicks

A Fun Trick For Calculating Pi With Toothpicks

| March 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

Happy Pi Day! Learn how to calculate pi using toothpicks.

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Closing the Gender and Minority Gap in Computer Science

Closing the Gender and Minority Gap in Computer Science

| February 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

A great discussion around the need for coding and programming in schools, and how to reach girls and minorities, on Science Friday.

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Inventor to Schools: ‘Let Kids Fail!’

Inventor to Schools: ‘Let Kids Fail!’

| February 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

We’ve heard the importance of failure and experimentation in learning. In this excellent interview on Science Friday, inventor James Dyson speaks about his direct experience with failures and schools’ need to accommodate it. “My life and my day are full of failures,” he says. “Failures are interesting.”

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