Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tinkering class

This spring we are participating in the Homeschool Science Programs at the Exploratorium on the San Francisco pier.

In March, the children have been taking a class on tinkering – building simple machines, and learning about electronics, circuits, mechanics, and the basic laws of physics in the process. It was run by Ken, an Exploratorium staff member who had a knack for demonstrating everything from static electricity to robotics.

Here he is explaining how magnetism works:


The children made many projects. One of their favorites were robots that drew strange patterns:


In this video, we're working on building a simple electric motor – watch us get it to work!

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