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Turning Trash Into Toys

A whole site crammed full of instructions on making great educational toys from trash by Arvind Gupta. Can we extend this concept further?

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Split into sections like Electricity & Magnetism, Fun with Pressure, Math Magic, Amazing Astronomy, etc Gupta has developed a wealth of easy and cheap ways to make toys accompanied by simple instructions. Check out how many fun ideas are here:

How could this kind of information be disseminated to students and teachers in the context of development? Could it be accompanied by a radio or TV show? Could it use the projector feature on smart-phones – so be disseminated and presented to classes all over the place? Could you develop a fellowship programme for older students to guide younger students? Basically – can this idea be repackaged to gain further reach and encourage ongoing participation?


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Wow, this is great! Makes me want to build some right now =).

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