We had an amazing time de-constructing items that were found in our everyday world to see what’s inside! One group tried their hand at a retired sewing machine from our collection and found out how gears work. Another group wanted to see what made a Keurig create delicious cups of coffee. One friend even completely dismantled a small stereo all by herself!
All of the items that are taken apart were generously donated by staff and patrons. The items used today were a cross section of skill level required in taking the items apart. Participants ranged in ages from Kindergarten to middle school. All adult guardians of the participants also let a hand in dismantling the items. What a great way to initiate a discussion about how technology is at work in our everyday lives!