Tink Tank

Grades 3 +

1 Tuesday (in-class visit) / 1 Thursday (museum visit)

1.5 hours & 2 hours

A Think Tank is a group that put their thoughts together to solve a problem– A Tink Tank is a group that builds (tinkers) a solution to a problem. Using problem based learning, Tink Tank will allow your group to experiment, make mistakes and share ideas to design and craft the best possible answer to building challenge—all while practicing safe tool use! Taught over two days, our Program Leaders will come to your space to start the design and modeling process. On day 2, you come to us at the Museum to bring the vision to life with the real supplies and tools.

Cost = mileage + per student admission + $25 supply cost

Curriculum Connection

Grade 3

Science and Technology
Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: Strong and Stable Structures
2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Understanding Matter
and Energy: Forces Causing Movement
1.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.4

Math
Number Sense and Numeration

Measurement

Geometry and Spatial Sense

Patterning and Algebra

 

Grade 4

Science and Technology
*variable

Math
Number Sense and Numeration

Measurement

Geometry and Spatial Sense

Patterning and Algebra

Grade 5

Science and Technology
Understanding Structures
and Mechanisms: Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms
1.2, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4

Math
Number Sense and Numeration

Measurement

Geometry and Spatial Sense

Patterning and Algebra

Grade 6

Science and Technology
*variable

Math
Number Sense and Numeration

Measurement

Geometry and Spatial Sense

Patterning and Algebra

Grade 7

Science and Technology
Understanding Structures
and Mechanisms: Form and Function
1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Math
Number Sense and Numeration

Measurement

Geometry and Spatial Sense

Patterning and Algebra

Grade 8

Science and Technology
*variable

Math
Number Sense and Numeration

Measurement

Geometry and Spatial Sense

Patterning and Algebra

*As a problem-based program, if you would like to specify a theme or curricular area that you would like to test, please contact mkroeker@cityofkingston.ca to develop a challenge question suited to your group. This program is ideally suited to section 2.4 of the Elementary Science and Technology Curriculum “use technological problem-solving skills to determine…”

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