A List Maker's Life: Destruction?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Inquiry-Based Learning
Gavin will experiement with small electronics to make observations, question what he sees, and construct new knowledge about how things work.
~broken electronics and/or small machines
~observation notebook
~tool box
Gavin had the best time using his inquiring mind and a few small tools to take a closer look at how things work. We shopped the local mission shops to find small electronic cast-offs for less than $1 each. Back at home Gavin used his screwdriver, hammer, and pliers to take apart the small machines piece by piece. As he explored I encouraged him to talk about what he noticed, ask questions about what he saw, and draw pictures of how things fit together in his observation notebook. When he was done we tossed the pieces.
Simple, hands on science for a 4 year old!

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