Duct-tape and dreams

Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2019
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Parents/Caregivers | General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Art, music, and theater | Engineering | General STEM | Technology
Access and Inclusion: 
Low Socioeconomic Status
Organization:
Centre for Life in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Description: 

The making and tinkering movement has become increasingly mainstream over the past decade, pioneered in part through the popularity of magazines like `Make', events such as Maker Faire and DIY websites including `Instructables'. Science centres and museums have been developing their own ideas, notably the Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium. In this commentary piece, we reflect on why this movement has a strong appeal for the Life Science Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne and why we are in the process of developing a new making and tinkering space to help us enact our centre's vision to `Enrich lives through science'.

Citation
ISSN:
1824-2049
DOI:
10.22323/2.18020802
Publication Name: 
Journal of Science Communication
Volume: 
18
Number: 
2
Document:

Team Members

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