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Preview of the Tinkering Studio @ Science Centre

1Tinkering Studio @ Science Centre is a place where people get to tinker – to think with your hand and learn through doing. It is based on a constructivist theory of learning which asserts that knowledge is not simply transmitted from teacher to learner, but actively constructed by the mind of the learner.

The Tinkering Studio supports the construction of knowledge within the context of building personally meaningful creations, such as marble machines or light paintings. Opening at the Science Centre Singapore in December 2015, The Tinkering Studio is a permanent exhibition which aims to provide learning opportunities for visitors to pick up tinkering skills

2Tinkering Studio will be bringing the Marble Machine activity to the Maker Faire this year. Marble Machine is a creative ball-run contraption, made from familiar materials, designed to send a rolling marble through tubes and funnels, across tracks and bumpers, and into a catch at the end.

Beside the basic materials like tubes and tracks, visitors will also be provided with random items like bells and kitchen utensils to bring out the creativity in them.

Do check them out for a sneak preview at Maker Faire Singapore this weekend!