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The Morris County School of Glass encourages and supports STEAM Initiatives through its comprehensive ability to teach K-12 students not only the art of glassblowing but the science and technology that powers this art form.

The Morris County School of Glass would like to extend an invitation to local educators to join us for the first annual Educators Forum: 

May 12, 2018 from 1- 4 pm.

 The Educators Forum is intended to explore how The Morris County School of Glass can partner with regional school districts to expose students to the magic of glass blowing while addressing STEAM initiatives.

to RSVP email: michelle@mcsog.com


STEM + Art = STEAM

The objectives of the STEAM movement are to:

transform research policy to place Art + Design at the center of STEM

encourage integration of Art + Design in K–12 education

influence employers to hire artists and designers to drive innovation

Day of Events:

Visuals/Demos:

Live glassblowing

Visual display of glass colors

Raw materials display

Examples of different types of glass - Pyrex, soda lime, etc

and much more

Topics to be discussed and demonstrated:

The Chemistry of Glass

Chemical chart

Raw material/ batch

What is Color

What chemicals produce which characteristics

The Physics of Glass

Molecular Structure

Tensile strength

Thermal shock

Centrifugal force

Amorphous state

Crystalline structure

Annealing

The Technology of Glass

Fiber optics

Touch screen

Space and aeronautics

Combustion technologies 

Gorilla glass

The Sustainability of Glass

Recycling

Electric powered equipment

Solar power

Visuals/Demonstrations:

Prince Rupert Drop

Fiber Optic Demo

Gravity

Centrifugal force