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Tinkering 

Experiment, code, innovate and create!

RECOMMENDED FOR YEARS 3-7

 

Tinkering is the perfect introduction to electronics, circuits and basic coding with students given the opportunity to get hands-on and investigate how circuits work. They will also explore some solar energy, conductors, insulators and the components that can make up various kinds of circuits in this wonderfully engaging STEM/STEAM incursion. Basic coding is part of one rotation as students enjoy machines at work through team obstacle course challenges. 

 

Our qualified teachers are fantastic at tailoring the sessions to suit your focus so please give us as much detail as possible and we will make it happen.

All you have to do is check the 'Important Information' below and we will do the rest.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • A large unfurnished gymnasium or hall is required for this incursion
  • Our instructor will arrive an hour before your start time to set up
  • This session runs for 90 minutes.
  • 33 students maximum per session
  • We will structure the sessions around your school timetable
  • Teachers must be present during the session
  • A Minimum of a 75% deposit must be made 7 days from the date of booking for your incursion to go ahead.
  • You will be invoiced in accordance to your normal student numbers. Please let us know if there are any variations on the day and we will amend the invoice accordingly.

 

 

 

 

Tinkering

Focus

Tinkering inspires both students and teachers to be inquisitive about the technological world around them          

Common focus areas within this incursion are:

  • STEM
  • Simple Machines
  • Electricity
  • Circuits
  • Basic coding
  • Solar
  • Design Solutions
  • Inventions

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

The students loved Brent's presentations. They were thrilled to see him a second time ( 1st time 2 months ago). Not only did he keep the activities and presentation interesting, he also built rapport with the children and even remembered student names from last incursion.

Oakleigh PS

Our students were so engaged. They all found something to do. They got to work together, follow rules and have fun. They also experienced working with wheels and building. It was a wonderful activity for 37 children in our program. Emily was positive, helpful and calm. Thank you

Morrabin PS

Mel was amazing, the quality of resources and knowledge was impressive. The kids were absolutely buzzing after and we have now set up a Tinkering area in the room for the rest of the unit. Inspiring and thorough, Mel was great with managing the kids and having them engaged. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!

Blackburn Lake PS

All extremely well organised. Ryan was enthusiastic and friendly to work with. The activities were engaging and fun whilst promoting teamwork and curriculum links.

Chiltern Primary School

Mel was amazing, the quality of resources and knowledge was impressive. The kids were absolutely buzzing after and we have now set up a Tinkering area in the room for the rest of the unit. Inspiring and thorough, Mel was great with managing the kids and having them engaged. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!

Blackburn Lake PS

We have a couple of high energy children who were completely engaged in all of the activities. They were open ended and engaging for all abilities and interests. Everything was wonderful - I have recommended you to all of our staff. Thanks!

Fairfield Primary School

Mel was amazing, the quality of resources and knowledge was impressive. The kids were absolutely buzzing after and we have now set up a Tinkering area in the room for the rest of the unit. Inspiring and thorough, Mel was great with managing the kids and having them engaged. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!

Blackburn Lake PS

The Prep children had a fantastic session with the variety of toys. Their interaction reinforced the learning areas we were working through, such as movement, materials, texture and so on.
Thank you for an enjoyable and worthwhile session.

Knox Gardens PS

Thank you Brent for your organisation and enthusiasm with our Billy Carts incursion. Our students had a fantastic time and loved the hands on activities you provided.

St Kevins PS, Hampton Park

Really great, met the children's needs, developmentally appropriate and extended the children well. All children were engaged at all times which was fabtastic!

Wyndarra Children's Centre