Tinkering: Kids Learning by Making Stuff

Author(s): Curt Gabrielson

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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 15 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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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.

General Fields

  • : 9781449361013
  • : O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • : Maker Media
  • : 0.322
  • : October 2013
  • : 216mm X 140mm X 14mm
  • : United States
  • : November 2013
  • : books

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  • : Curt Gabrielson
  • : Paperback
  • : 2014
  • : 500
  • : 268
  • : black & white illustrations