Constructing Knowledge

Constructing knowledge through deconstruction – How do these machines we use everyday work? The children expressed interest in investigating a laptop’s inner workings. Over the week, they began to dismantle one old laptop and discuss the different electronic materials within. “If we find the photo keeper, we can find the photos it took”, a child exclaimed. “I found the computer chip”, shared another. Using the tools, the children were provided with an opportunity to utilise their developing manipulative movements and bilateral coordination.