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Beginner Level
Approx. 6 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction to Tinkering

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 10 min), 5 readings
3 videos
Course Overview2m
Motion and Mechanisms Activities3m
5 readings
Week Overview10m
Your turn10m
Course Overview10m
Course format10m
Credit Requirements10m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Marble Machines

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 37 min), 2 readings
5 videos
Designing for Tinkerability: Marble Machines7m
Inspiration: Bernie Zubrowski9m
Making Marble Machines7m
Pedagogical Perspective: Eleanor Duckworth5m
2 readings
Week Overview: Iteration with Marble Machines10m
Your Turn10m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

CARDBOARD AUTOMATA

1 hour to complete
15 videos (Total 32 min), 2 readings
15 videos
Designing for Tinkerability: Cardboard Automata7m
Inspiration: Carlos Zapata3m
Making Cardboard Automata5m
Pedagogical Perspective: Hubert Dyasi5m
Cardboard Automata Mechanism 133s
Cardboard Automata Mechanism 232s
Cardboard Automata Mechanism 330s
Cardboard Automata Mechanism 431s
Cardboard Automata Mechanism 533s
Revealed: Mechanism 129s
Reveal: Mechanism 226s
Reveal: Mechanism 328s
Reveal: Mechanism 437s
Reveal: Mechanism 535s
2 readings
Week Overview: Creative Expression with Cardboard Automata10m
Your Turn10m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Chain Reaction

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 45 min), 2 readings
7 videos
Designing for Tinkerability: Chain Reactions7m
Inspiration: Arthur Ganson12m
Making Chain Reactions7m
Pedagogical Perspective: Bernie Zubrowski5m
Chain Reaction Connections4m
Arthur Ganson Considers Chain Reactions1m
2 readings
Week Overview: Problem Posing with Chain Reaction10m
Your Turn10m

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