Chapter 4. A Good Tinkering Session

What a Tinkering Session Looks Like When It’s Working

A lot of times good tinkering just happens. This can be a goal: to get our kids to the point that they’ll feed contentedly on a hot-n-ready tinkering opportunity and even be able to cook one up for themselves. But many times, especially at the beginning, you’ll need to put some legwork into setting it up. To facilitate good tinkering, you should think about the general scheme you want and the grand framework for the tinkering you’d like to see happening. There are some key characteristics you should look for in the tinkering session. It’s also good to think a bit about the kids you’ll be working with.

Tinkering Schemes

At the Community Science Workshops of which ...

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