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Tinkering: Kids Learn by Making Stuff [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Tinkering: Kids Learn by Making Stuff

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Overview

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".
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449360979
  • Publisher: Maker Media, Inc
  • Publication date: 9/17/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 768,516
  • File size: 21 MB
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Meet 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 Francisco’s Exploratorium Teacher Institute.

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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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Teachable

    This book can tell you a lot how to make cool things,and maybe you might be a builder when you grow up

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