Tinkering & Inventing I - Ages 10-14

Develop problem-solving skills, curiosity, creativity and agency through making. Incorporate some building, some electricity and some unexpected materials. A series of short projects builds essential skills, followed by a group challenge and individual or small group projects. Each term is different and students are encouraged to continue throughout the year.

tinkering class Boston

Here, students created Doodling Robots as one in a series of projects exploring motion.

Students who have completed two terms of Tinkering & Inventing (or who obtain the instructor’s permission) may move to the next level, Tinkering II.

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All Levels




All materials are provided.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

Fall 2017

Section 1: 10 Mondays, 4–5:30pm
1F: Oct 2–Dec 11 (no class Oct 9)
Instructor: Dyllan Nguyen




Winter 2018

Section 1: 10 Mondays, 4–5:30pm
1W: Jan 8–Mar 26 (no class Jan 15, Feb 19) (snow day make-up Apr 2)
Instructor: Dyllan Nguyen