Allow Students an Opportunity to Tinker
provide conditions in which they can learn."
- Albert Einstein-
Today is a pre-fab world. A world where it is no longer necessary to put things together yourself. From computers to toys and even chocolate cookies, we could "make" them ourselves and not even need to be able to decipher directions.
Do most kids today understand the satisfaction of making something from scratch? Building a model of the Apollo rocket from two hundred pieces, including the lunar lander, and sixty authentic decals. Paint optional. Even with gaps between the rocket panels, wispy strings of model glue and creases in the decal strips, displaying it lovingly on the shelf for all to see.