Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Take-Apart-Day fun for parents and kids

Coty Dolores Miranda, AZ Republic, Oct 1, 2010, writes about an elementary school here that does Take-Apart-Day.

This culminates in The Invention Convention.

They bring in old computers and appliances and dismantle them—learning how they work and getting parts for new inventions.

Usually the Dad is more interested than the Mom, but not always. One woman helped her son dissect a computer and says her son now sees things in the store and wonder how they work.

Sounds like fun—and maybe the next Billy Gates is among us.

Or the next tinkerer. We are going to have to fix more things instead of tossing them.

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