3D printed pancakes, liquid nitrogen cereal and electric Play-Doh.
These are some of the activities at Sue’s Tech Kitchen, a STEM-inspired pop-up exhibit run by Randi Zuckerberg. The concept hopes to get kids excited about science and tech.
Zuckerberg, who is the CEO of Zuckerberg Media and sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has created 25 experiences inside the space.
The traveling exhibit kicked off in Chattanooga, Tennessee earlier this year and recently opened its second location at Cornell Tech’s campus in New York City. It will be open through January 1.
Kids can learn how to code using robots, print 3D versions of s’mores and pancakes, eat treats made with liquid nitrogen, and make electronic dough buzz and light up. The exhibit also offers VR experiences by the NBA, allowing kids to see 360-degree basketball games and behind the scenes footage of teams and players. There’s also a physical “driverless car” concept that can be navigated through a maze of obstacles on a big game board.
“We have a ton of stations that introduce children and families to tech — a lot of them without screen time,” Zuckerberg told CNN Tech’s Laurie Segall.
The concept for Sue’s Tech Kitchen started as a cookbook, but Zuckerberg wanted to create a hands-on experience to make tech more approachable for families.
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SOURCE: CNN, Kaya Yurieff