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Robotics Team from MS202Q from Ozone Park won the “Golden Ticket”

By Thor Snilsberg | February 15, 2018

The Robotics Team from MS 202Q in Ozone Park won the “Golden Ticket,” which makes them one of the seven teams from Queens to advance to the next competition held by the NYC First Lego League Robotics Championship. It will be held at City College of New York on March 11. With this year’s topic…

Ants are farmers

By Thor Snilsberg | February 15, 2018

You may be thinking “what?!”. But it’s true, besides humans, ants are the only creatures which will farm other creatures. Just like we raise cows, sheep, pigs, chicken and fish in order to obtain a food source, ants will do the same with other insects. The most common occurrence of this is with aphids. Ants…

FITBA Snack Party!

By Thor Snilsberg | January 9, 2018

As part of our After-School snack lesson, middle schoolers in Brooklyn made healthy afterschool snacks that cost less than $3 per serving! Kids learned about healthy, creative snacking for less than a chopped cheese from the deli or greasy lo-mein, and explored the urban STEM behind the production and distribution of local ingredients. Berry smoothies…

FITBA Community Food Survey

By Thor Snilsberg | January 9, 2018

Kids at one of our Brooklyn middle school sites conducted a community food survey this week, after we discussed urban food deserts in NYC. Clipboards in hand, they noted food sources, availability of organic options, variety of produce, and prices. Next week, they’ll be back to pick up healthy snacks!

FITBA Field Trip!

By Thor Snilsberg | January 9, 2018

What’s green and edible in your neighborhood? Kids explored community gardens as part of their FITBA field trip! Each 10-week FITBA session includes a field trip custom designed to students’ interests. These middleschoolers got to check out seasonal veggies and greenery at a local urban farm.

Robotics at SAYA

By Thor Snilsberg | November 3, 2017

SAYA has been a Robotics Partnership site for two and a half years. They’re now on a quest to field their FIRST LEGO League team. If you’d like to do this in the future, sign up here! Family Engagement Support for new LEGO teams extends beyond the school and after-school day. CityScience coordinates school outreach…

Superfoods – Not all heroes wear capes!

By Thor Snilsberg | July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Students learned the power of superfood seaweed as they connected a healthy sushi meal to six essential nutrients, and sustainable food production. A great starting point to discuss Japanese culture and its influence on our city.  

Opa! The Science of Pita Pockets

By Thor Snilsberg | July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bacteria can be helpful–and tasty too. Students learned how microorganisms work with us in food creation and digestion while baking traditional Mediterranean pita bread. Did you know NYC has the highest population of Greeks in the United States? Students discussed Greek culture and history as they ate their healthy snack. Check out this Greek thing…

Going Green with Veggie Stir Fry

By Thor Snilsberg | July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

A veggie stir fry makes for a delicious primer on plant anatomy. Students tossed colorful seasonal veggies together while learning about traditional Chinese cooking staples and the history and influence of Chinese culture in NYC. Get your fix of stir-fry summer veggies like squash, tomatoes and corn at one of NYC’s many farmer’s markets!

Kids thought our French Toast unit was sweet!

By Thor Snilsberg | July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

French toast with stale bread introduces the topic of food waste, and ways of limiting it. The group also discussed the importance of local food production, the history, influence, and culinary techniques of French culture in NYC. Yum! Thanks to City Harvest for putting potential food waste to good use fighting hunger in NYC!

FITBA Snack Party!

January 9, 2018

As part of our After-School snack lesson, middle schoolers in Brooklyn made healthy afterschool snacks that cost less than $3 per serving! Kids learned about healthy, creative snacking for less than a chopped cheese from the deli or greasy lo-mein, and explored the urban STEM behind the production and distribution of local ingredients. Berry smoothies…

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Robotics Team from MS202Q from Ozone Park won the “Golden Ticket”

February 15, 2018

The Robotics Team from MS 202Q in Ozone Park won the “Golden Ticket,” which makes them one of the seven teams from Queens to advance to the next competition held by the NYC First Lego League Robotics Championship. It will be held at City College of New York on March 11. With this year’s topic…

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Ants are farmers

February 15, 2018

You may be thinking “what?!”. But it’s true, besides humans, ants are the only creatures which will farm other creatures. Just like we raise cows, sheep, pigs, chicken and fish in order to obtain a food source, ants will do the same with other insects. The most common occurrence of this is with aphids. Ants…

Interested in Invertebrate Metropolis?

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