Monday, June 24, 2013

E-Waste Creations Day 1

For day 1 we brought out a collection of old radios and electronics. The children were asked what they thought was inside and after a brief discussion where introduced to screw drivers and invited to find out!

Many of the children jumped right in and began removing screws, others required a bit more assistance but picked up quickly.

Once they got the radios open some stopped to explore the components while others where just happy taking out as many screws as they possibly could.
 Some of the children commented on how the circuit boards, and traces resembled small cities and streets.
 We handed out some alligator clips and batteries so that the children could experiment with some of the mechanisms and speakers that where removed from the radios.
By the end of our class the children had thoroughly stripped all the radios and collected the components into bins.

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