Day 163: Tinkerers Wanted

Not satisfied with the paper strip "conveyer belt" I suggested students use, one group wanted to make a real conveyer belt for yesterday's investigation. (They actually built this a few days before when I showed the "I Love Lucy" candy factory clip.)

It took them about a half-hour. They were testing, failing, adjusting, repeating. And when it finally worked, the look on their faces was glorious.

I wish others would tinker, too.

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About Frank Noschese

HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

One response to “Day 163: Tinkerers Wanted”

  1. pshircliff says :

    tinkering takes time (& lots of various, random, small parts) and we have to give them time….and not so much focus on "the academic content standards"I love how much we build in Physics and want to do more….but that time factor and we should hit some content other than "can revise models" & "problem solving"

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