Tink Tank 2: Squishy Circuits and More
Presenter: Aaron Maurer
Instructional Coach at Bettendorf Middle School
Open up the contents
Touch, feel, discuss, question the materials
Use the task card provided to learn about the materials you have been given
Reflect on the importance of this step when teaching students
Share what happened during this step: http://padlet.com/coffeechug/tinktank2
Level 2: Explore
What happens if we do ________?
How does _________________ work?
Why did _________________ not work?
What if we combined ___________ and __________?
This step is to guide you to take a few steps outside of your comfort zone where you realize it is okay to make mistake and try things out. Come up with new ideas, learn some more skills and content and branch out a bit.
Share reflections about this step http://padlet.com/coffeechug/tinktank2
Level 3: Application
Now that you have built a base knowledge and experimented a bit it is now time to apply your knowledge. It is time to DO SOMETHING!
As a group you need to come up with an answer to the following driving question:
“What can you make to make life better for people?”
Share your answer here: http://padlet.com/coffeechug/tinktank2
Call to Action
What did other people create?
How did they answer the question?
How many varieties of answers were created, but all correct?
What further questions do you have?
How can you apply this to your classroom and teaching?
Please join the Play and Tinkering in the Classroom Community and post learning and ideas: http://bit.ly/1vHtpgH
For more resources and help please visit my page: http://coffeeforthebrain.com/tinktank2/
Resources to Explore
Circuit Scribe (new addition)
Hack Your Notebook