More Tinkering: How Kids in the Tropics Learn by Making Stuff

More Tinkering: How Kids in the Tropics Learn by Making Stuff

by Curt Gabrielson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781680454369
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc
Publication date: 10/27/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,263,029
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 15 Years

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 Francisco's Exploratorium Teacher Institute.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword xi

Introduction xiii

Part I Separating Substances

1 Coconut Oil 3

2 Remixing Air 21

3 Biogas 35

4 Fermentation and Distillation 43

Part II The Math of Life

5 Basketry in Timor-Leste 55

6 Baskets Full of Math 65

7 The Rhombus Weave 73

8 Kohe 83

9 Stick Solids 93

Part III Life and Living

10 Food Calendars 105

11 Tinkering with Plants 115

12 Finger Model and Bird Foot Dissection 121

13 Heart Model and Heart Dissection 129

Part IV Earth and Sky

14 Sun Path Model 145

15 Global Warming Models 161

16 Rock Cycle 171

17 Plate Tectonics 177

Part V Force Making Movement

18 Flip-flop Air Gun 189

19 Newton's Slingshot 201

20 Floating and Sinking 209

21 Lakadou 215

22 Tube Music 221

Part VI Electrons in Motion

23 Electrifying Induction 233

24 Semiconductor Circuits from the Trash 239

25 Taking Apart Water 247

A About Timor-Leste 255

B Connections to the New Generation Science Standards 257

Index 261

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