NWAYM and Imagine Childrens Museum


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Who are the children visiting children's museums today? Find out about the importance of play and the critical role each person in the museum plays.

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NWAYM and Imagine Childrens Museum

  1. 1. Becky Jaramillo National Institute of Aerospace
  2. 2. The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA)
  3. 3. NASA web site www.nasa.gov/education/nasaeclips
  4. 4. Bert and Ernie turn 40! Children today have always known blue Jello, but most have never actually made it; they buy it pre-made in plastic cups! Beloit College Mindset List, 2013, http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2013.php
  5. 5. <ul><li>In 2009, there were approximately 74.6 million children in the US </li></ul><ul><ul><li>25.5 million ages 0-5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>24.3 million ages 6-11 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>24.8 million ages 12-17 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>81% of these children live in cities </li></ul><ul><li>Only 49.5 million children live in families where parents are married to each other </li></ul><ul><li>14.1 million children live in single-parent homes </li></ul><ul><li>5.2 million children are being raised by their grandparents </li></ul><ul><li>47.3 million children have no grandparents </li></ul><ul><li>US Census Bureau, 2009 </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>1 in 150 children demonstrate characteristics on the autism spectrum </li></ul><ul><li>1 in every 50 children is home schooled </li></ul><ul><li>709,000 children in US live in foster homes </li></ul><ul><li>Average size yard for children to play is less than 20’x20’ </li></ul>US Census Bureau, 2009 http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hh-fam/cps2009.html
  7. 7. So what does that mean for us . . .
  8. 8. <ul><li>“ It turns out that all that time spent playing make-believe actually helped children develop a critical cognitive skill called executive function. Executive function has a number of different elements, but a central one is the ability to self-regulate. Kids with good self-regulation are able to control their emotions and behavior, resist impulses, and exert self-control and discipline.” </li></ul><ul><li>American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007 </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>PRIVATE SPEECH = IMPROVED EXECUTIVE FUNCTION </li></ul><ul><li>Poor executive function is associated with high dropout rates, drug use and crime. </li></ul><ul><li>Good executive function is a better predictor of success in school than a child's IQ. </li></ul>Winsler, 2008
  10. 11. STAR COUNT Scientific protocol to gather and record data about stars … Be a NASA Citizen Scientist!
  11. 12. S’COOL Scientific protocol to gather and record data from ground observations of clouds …
  12. 13. The Milky Way . . . how big is big? If our entire solar system could be shrunk down to the size of a quarter, the Milky Way Galaxy, which is approximately 10,000 light- years in width, would be the width of the continental United States!
  13. 14. M51 Hubble Remix
  14. 15. Little Galaxy with a Tail
  15. 17. <ul><li>http://www.bradley.edu/las/phy/solar_system.html </li></ul>WORLD’S LARGEST SOLAR SYSTEM MODEL