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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Sound

    1. Drum Set

    2. Torsion Drum

    3. What’s Going On?

    4. Keep On

    5. Internet Connections

    6. Standards Topic Links

    7. More Tinkering with Music

  2. Chapter 2 The Value of Tinkering in the Learning Process

    1. Why Tinkering Is Essential

    2. Tinkering Throughout History

    3. Not for Everyone?

  3. Chapter 3 Magnetism

    1. Magnet Toys

    2. Electromagnetic Dancer

    3. Keep On

    4. Internet Connections

    5. Standards Topic Links

    6. More Tinkering with Magnetism

  4. Chapter 4 A Good Tinkering Session

    1. Tinkering Schemes

    2. Frameworks for Tinkering

    3. Characteristics of a Good Tinkering Session

    4. Students

  5. Chapter 5 Mechanics

    1. Basketball Hoop

    2. Carnival Ball Game

    3. What’s Going On?

    4. Keep On

    5. Internet Connections

    6. Standards Topic Links

    7. More Tinkering with Mechanics

  6. Chapter 6 Tinkering Logistics

    1. Tinkering Space

    2. Stocking Your Space

    3. Materials and Tools

    4. Tinkering Projects

    5. Facilitating Projects

    6. A Few More Tinkering Considerations

  7. Chapter 7 Electric Circuits

    1. Flashlight and Magic Wand

    2. Steadiness Circuit

    3. Keep On

    4. Internet Connections

    5. Standards Topic Links

    6. More Tinkering with Circuits

  8. Chapter 8 The Learning Community & Differentiated Learning

    1. The Learning Community

    2. Differentiated Learning

  9. Chapter 9 Chemistry

    1. Floating and Sinking with Colors

    2. Chemical Reactions

    3. What’s Going On?

    4. Keep On

    5. Internet Connections

    6. Standards Topic Links

    7. More Tinkering with Chemistry

  10. Chapter 10 Dealing with Questions and Dishing Out Answers

    1. Questions

    2. Answers

  11. Chapter 11 Biology

    1. Arm Model

    2. Foot and Ankle Model

    3. What’s Going On?

    4. Keep On

    5. Internet Connections

    6. Standards Topic Links

  12. Chapter 12 Standards and Assessment in the Tinkering Environment

    1. Standards

    2. Assessment

  13. Chapter 13 Engineering and Motors

    1. Hovercraft

    2. Motorized Art Spinner

    3. What’s Going On?

    4. Keep On

    5. Internet Connections

    6. Standards Topic Links

    7. More Tinkering with Motor Engineering

  14. Chapter 14 Final Notes

  1. Appendix Academic Research On How Learning Works

  2. Appendix Evaluation Questionnaire for Students

  3. Index

  4. Colophon