The button toy is so easy to make, but we added a special feature to it, an extra large hole drilled through. We discovered that the hole not only increased the sound the button toy makes as it spins, it also allowed us to see through it. That was an added feature that we didn't expect.
|Sticky sandpaper forms a sanding station|
The term for this is heuristic, meaning: enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves. "a “hands-on” or interactive heuristic approach to learning."
I have a new sanding method in which sticky sandpaper is simply adhered to the surface of the work bench. This is far simpler than having sanding blocks to get out and replenish.
In addition to button toys the students also began making flip cars and experimenting with their own designs.
Make, fix and create...