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The Reasons for Seasons Experiment

Nothing is more fun on a rainy summer day than a science experiment at home! The following exercises will allow children to conceptualize the reasons for seasons in a hands-on manner. They will learn to distinguish between the Northern and Southern hemispheres and will come to understand that seasons are caused by the angle at [...]


The Computer is an Instrument Whose Music is Ideas

Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher, Jean Piaget inspired “Busy Shapes”. Naturally we sought guidance from his pupil, Seymour Papert, as we created its follow up, “Crazy Gears”. This South African scientist has dedicated his life to understanding and implementing the computer as a learning tool for children. Thankfully many of Papert’s former colleagues are Montrealers, [...]