Bio: Workshops, Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario Conference (STAO), NASA, Johnson Space Center, Houston, Ray Bielecki’s AstroNut Space Club Kids, Blue Heron Book Store, Uxbridge and Ontario Association of Physics Teachers: Taught educators and children how to make my pneumatically-controlled Miniature Canadarm.
Workshops with Scientists in School is Fluids, Flight, Space and Structures.
Wrote two science curriculums for the Province of Ontario.
Craft: Writer, Memoirist, Christian/inspirational Writer, Publisher
The book details nine different experimental setups including a pneumatically-controlled miniature Canadarm, the construction of a front-end loader and a McDigger. What is great is that these experiments in pneumatics result in toys to be enjoyed for a long time after they are built.
Each pneumatic toy is described in detail and comes with a well-labelled diagram and step-by-step photos. In order to construct these toys, some basic materials are needed such as pieces of wood of different sizes and shapes, some syringes, tubing for the syringes, and wooden wheels. With each toy, all required materials are listed and step-by-step instructions help the novice through the building of each toy.
A Canadian first. Maria is the first educator to train Grade 5 students to send their experiment to the International Space Station.