Learning Science Concepts from Playing with Toys

Playing with toys is fun.  But it is not just fun.  Toys have a lot to offer for scientists to learn how scientific concepts can be translated to entertaining objects.  A LCI/CPIP Professor Robin Selinger wrote an article for September 2013 issue of MRS Bulletin  entitled "Toying with Science."   "Toys and activities popular with pre-teen girls,"  she writes, "have many surprising connections to modern themes in materials science, mathematics, chemistry, and physics, and they prepared me well for the research I pursue as an adult."

Playing with toys may be a good way to make science class more exciting and embracing.

POSTED: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 12:42pm
UPDATED: Friday, December 7, 2018 - 4:01pm