Student view on Making

Listen carefully to the level of detail with which a student can recall making something from start to finish.

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A former student who loves learning would come alive everyday when would begin mathematics and science. With the addition of a Make Space last year, he engaged more deeply in units of study and class projects.  Listen as he shares his thoughts on school, science, math and making.  It is clear that building and keeping things "fun" are really important to him. What can we learn from his views on making? Do you hear his excitement as he begins to describe the time he made a drum at school?  How he can actually describe what he did from start to finish?  Big difference from when he tries to discuss what makes math or science fun. 

[Optional] Synthesize a little! In one sentence, describe something you learned from your empathy exercises or analogous research.

Making has a lasting impact on students and their ability to recall process from start to finish.


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So fascinating. One thing I say often is "Using your hands activates your brain." I think you've proven that to be right!

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