Tinkering Station

Hi Parents,

Today during Science, I introduced an optional learning extension opportunity for students who might be interested. It’s called a “Tinkering Station.” Students who choose to join are invited to bring old devices or electronics that they can take apart with the purpose of investigating how energy is transferred from one form to another.

The rules and expectations of the project are included in a package I’ve sent home. By signing the package, you are communicating that you allow your child to bring an old non-working device.

Criteria for Devices

Items donated or brought to school to be disassembled should not be working. Electrical cords should be cut off so to ensure safety. Items should also not have any sharp edges or dangerous chemicals that might be housed inside.

Some suggested items that are safe to donate:

-old mobile phones
-small household appliances (eg. toaster, clocks)
-electronic devices (remotes, keyboards, headphones, speakers)
-old toys (nerf guns, wind up toys, toys that have moving parts)

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks!

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