This summer I was an instructor for their Tinkering School. TS is based on the work of Gever Tulley. Since speaking (several times) at TED, Tinkering Schools have been popping up all over the country. Tulley's philosophy of playing and experimenting in order to learn is already part of the ReDiscover ethos, we just had to have faith (and consent from parents) to let them "play" with the power tools.
harmonographs! Figuring out how and where the pendulums of the paper and pen would meet, the projects all had inventive arms and levers. As a finale, we watched as the machines made mathematical art.
Until next summer!