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Paramus Students Have Gadgets, Gizmos Aplenty

Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School students exploring complex circuits.
Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School students exploring complex circuits. Photo Credit: Provided by Ma'ayanot
Moriah School of Englewood students and science teacher Sandra Knoll prepare for the Maker Xpo.
Moriah School of Englewood students and science teacher Sandra Knoll prepare for the Maker Xpo. Photo Credit: Provided by Moriah School of Englewood

PARAMUS, N.J. – Students from schools in Teaneck, Englewood, Paramus and River Edge are ready for the March 6 Maker Xpo at Yavneh Academy in Paramus.

“The maker movement is grooming the future and we want our children to be a part of it,” said Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School Director of Educational Technology Orly Nadler.

Students from her school’s fashion, tech and tinkering club and from the science research class, have developed a circuit challenge for visitors to the expo, Nadler said. Visitors to the booth won’t be given much in the way of instructions because the goal is to work the brain like a muscle.

“This is the future and this is a very important literacy,” Nadler said.

Eighth graders from the Moriah School of Englewood have also learned about the technology-driven DIY culture.

Students there zeroed in on producing an exhibit based around sight. One group of budding engineers and scientists focused on improving the design of walking sticks by attaching a motion sensor.

“Students in my class have learnt that the design process is never really complete as there is always a way to make something better,” said science teacher Sandra Knoll.

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