Folding it into the Curriculum: Origami and STEAM in the K-12 Classroom

Come learn about the modern applications of origami, a journey that takes us across the globe and to the stars and back! In this workshop, we will explore the “art of the fold” as developed by rocket scientists in the production of NASA’s Starshade; mathematicians in assessing three-dimensional space; and future engineers in constructing homemade origami robots. While folding math and science into the curriculum, we will also consider the history of papermaking in China, traditions of crane folding in Japan, and uses of functional origami in modern design! From the history of this art form to modern day research applications, we will learn how paper folding illuminates new and exciting directions in the classroom/ in cross-curricular teaching. While supplies last, origami sets will be sent to workshop participants.

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