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Tinkerlab : a hands-on guide for little inventors

Author: Rachelle Doorley
Publisher: Boston : Roost Books, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Kids are natural tinkers. They experiment, explore, test, and play -- and learn a great deal in the process through problem-solving and hands-on experiments. From art making to simple robot building, magic potion testing, and nature exploration, this book is about creative experiments, in all fields, that help kids explore the world. Perfect for children up to age six.
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Genre/Form: STEM books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachelle Doorley
ISBN: 9781611800654 161180065X
OCLC Number: 854285706
Notes: "55 playful experiments that encourage tinkering, curiosity & creative thinking"--Cover.
Description: xv, 219 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Creating your tinkerlab. Tips for clearing children's clutter / Jillian Maxim --
What nursery schools can teach us about creative invitations: An interview with Nancy Howe --
Tools for tinkering --
Ten tinkerlab habits of mind --
Design. Oh no, that's not creative! / Jessica Hoffmann Davis --
Circle games --
Peel and stick --
Glue, glue, glue --
Mark outside the box --
Watercolor exploration --
Yes, you can paint on that! --
Monoprints --
Bubble prints --
Drawing games --
Draw what you see --
Art dice --
Paint experiments --
Paste paper --
Ten lessons the arts teach / Elliot Eisner --
Marbleized paper with paint and oil --
Plexiglas painting --
Foam plate relief prints --
Collage painting --
Finding your five-year-old self in the art museum / Margie Maynard --
The value of loose parts: An interview with Susan Harris MacKay --
Gumdrop structures --
hanging structures --
Straw rockets --
Marble runs: Ramps and gravity --
Paper houses --
Scrap building --
Ropes and pulleys --
CD spinner --
Does it float? --
Pounding nails --
Take things apart --
Drawing machine --
DIY robot --
DIY kids: Building tomorrow's innovators through hands-on making / Grace Hawthorne --
Yes, and ... How to improvise with children: An interview with Dan Klein --
Potion station --
Goop --
Marker explosions --
Make your own (semiedible) paint --
Slime --
Ice and salt exploration --
Ice cream in a jar: An edible investigation --
Frozen carbon dioxide --
Yeast and sugar expansion --
Naked egg experiment --
Homemade butter: An edible investigation --
Lemon invisible ink --
Glittery egg geodes --
Natural dyes --
Kitchen challenge: An edible investigation --
Concoctions in a Michelin-Starred kitchen: An interview with Bruno Chemel --
How to set up a discovery area: An interview with Parul Chandra. Playdough building --
Cloud dough --
Pounding flowers --
Scavenger hunts --
DIY light box --
Photograms --
Ephemeral installation --
Shadow investigations --
DIY lava lamp --
Mystery bag --
The benefits of basic materials / Jennifer Winters.
Other Titles: Tinker lab
Responsibility: Rachelle Doorley.

Abstract:

Kids are natural tinkers. They experiment, explore, test, and play -- and learn a great deal in the process through problem-solving and hands-on experiments. From art making to simple robot building, magic potion testing, and nature exploration, this book is about creative experiments, in all fields, that help kids explore the world. Perfect for children up to age six.

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