I wore casts on and off for about a year [after major leg surgery]. I had to do a lot of physical therapy to build strength up in my legs. During the summer I would do exercises while I was in the pool...I wanted [to make a waterbike] because of my boring exercises, my love of the pool, and the fact that I hadn't ridden a bike since my surgery. -Krysta Morlan, invented the Waterbike, a semi-submersible, fin-propelled vehicle, while still in high school. #KidInventorsDay #kidinventorsday2018
Here's to a year full of invention and innovation! #Happy2018💡✨
Come PLAY with us in #SparkLab! Now through March 2018, your young inventors can explore activities related to all the ways we play while engaging in the invention process! (Draper Spark!Lab is open daily, except Tuesdays, from 10am-4pm; we'll be closed Sunday, Dec. 24)✨
We got to show off our #SparkLab vending machine activity to a very cool visitor today :) ⚗🔬 #ScienceRules
🦃We're thankful for patents! Especially for this one - a device called the Hok-Lok, which helps to bind the turkey together. The wire contraption, which is meant to be left on the turkey even during cooking, keeps the drumsticks right alongside the turkey breast, and helps make the breast look plumper. Basically, it keeps the whole bird together and looking nice. #happythanksgiving 🍂
That’s a wrap! Such a great 3 days with our #SparkLab National Network members from all over the country - talking invention, education, and hands on learning.
#SparkLab National Network members exploring the Invent a Laser Maze activity. Each of our 7 current Spark!Labs will go home with a copy of the activity so they can engage their visitors in lasers and the invention process!
Day 1 of the #SparkLab National Network conference - we’re talking about prototyping new activities and getting feedback from staff, volunteers, and visitors
Projection mapping on the front of the @amhistorymuseum building was pretty wild! We hope everyone enjoyed the #ACCelerateFestival weekend as much as we did!💥 #projectionmapping #innovation #creativity #visitdc #acreativedc