2013-08-06

cool stuff from tinkering camp

This is the second summer that Pippin, Kerry, Zoe and I have held a tinkering camp. 
There is a lot to learn about scaffolding this type of inquiry, because it is so important to balance the right offerings (materials and tools), skills, practice time and provocations. If you don't get the balance right, nothing much gets made. You have to figure out what skills the children already have and what they are ready to do next. This year, there were vinegar+baking soda powered cars, as well as gravity powered ones, plus planes, animal and people toys, a painting who's eyes could mysteriously move, and a cool tank with a swiveling turret. It was big fun!









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