Sustainable Toy Design for ages 5-6

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For the past 10 weeks I’ve been collaborating with Xraise Lab for Science Outreach and the Ithaca Generator to offer toy-design workshops to kindergardeners and first graders in the GIAC after school program. Creating projects for kids that demonstrate concepts like “design-for-disassembly” has been fun. Kids this age understand and are frustrated with “closed” design because they have all had toys break on them that they haven’t been able to fix. But after building their own toys in this program, they seem to appreciate “repairability” as a design feature. Pretty cool!

More pics at the Ithaca Generator website

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