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Tinkering: Kids Learn by Making Stuff


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After-school and out-of-school programs—as well as home schooling—have been growing steadily for nearly a decade, but instructors are still searching for high-interest content that ties into science standards without the rigidity of current classroom canon. The author draws on more than 20 years of experience doing hands-on science to facilitate tinkering: learning science while fooling around with real things.

In this book, you'll learn:

  • Tinkering techniques in key science areas
  • How to let kids learn science with hands-on tinkering
  • Engaging techniques for science learning at home, in school, or at a makerspace or library
  • Step-by-step instructions for activities that don't end with a single project, but that provide many paths for "tinkering forward".

About the Author

Curt Gabrielson runs the Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop and works with science education in East Timor. He has been a science educator for more than 20 years, with positions in the California public schools, the National University of East Timor, and San Franciscos Exploratorium Teacher Institute.

Table of Contents

DedicationForewordPrefaceChapter 1: SoundChapter 2: The Value of Tinkering in the Learning ProcessChapter 3: MagnetismChapter 4: A Good Tinkering SessionChapter 5: MechanicsChapter 6: Tinkering LogisticsChapter 7: Electric CircuitsChapter 8: The Learning Community & Differentiated LearningChapter 9: ChemistryChapter 10: Dealing with Questions and Dishing Out AnswersChapter 11: BiologyChapter 12: Standards and Assessment in the Tinkering EnvironmentChapter 13: Engineering and MotorsChapter 14: Final NotesAcademic Research On How Learning WorksEvaluation Questionnaire for StudentsIndexColophon

Product Details

Gabrielson, Curt
Maker Media, Inc
Science & Technology - How Things Work
Children s Nonfiction-Technology-Inventions
community learning;differentiated learning;diy;education;hands-on;kids;learning;scaffolding;standards;tinkering
Education-Teaching Science
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8.5 x 5.5 in

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