Turning trash into toys for learning

This is quite amazing.  This man is a toy maker speaking about the simplicity of teaching children important scientific and mathematical concepts.  He uses inexpensive everyday items such as matchsticks and bendy straws to make geometric shapes, machines and musical instruments.  In moments he creates devices to teach about the concepts of electromagnets, centrifugal force, engineering, structural stability, the physics of light and color and many others.  It is well worth a watch to see an example of how we can use very simple ideas to grab a student’s attention and keep them entertained while teaching significant concepts.

– Josh Dryk


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