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Welcome to TinkerClass

The first ever FREE podject-based-learning tool that invites K-5 students to listen, wonder, tinker and make like scientists and engineers. Includes ad-free WOW IN THE WORLD and TWO WHATS?! AND A WOW! podcast episodes and NGSS-aligned curriculum.

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How It Works

Welcome to our FREE podject-based-learning platform. Podcasts + Projects = Podjects!

Wow in the World podjects invite students to…

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Listen

Featuring top science podcast Wow in the World, TinkerClass invites students on an auditory adventure about real WOWs in the world of science, technology and innovation.

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Wonder

TinkerClass carves out space for creative innovation as students reflect and record all the wows and wonders the episode sparked.

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Tinker

Students use their critical thinking skills to sort their wows and wonders, identify questions they might be able to answer, and choose “One Big Wonder” to further investigate.

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Make

Student create, collaborate, and build confidence as they plan, investigate, and ultimately present their own WOW findings.

Tight on time? Try our scientific game show Two Whats?! And A Wow!

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Listen

We’ve split each Two Whats?! And A Wow! episode into three mini-episodes, or rounds, each less than 5 minutes long — making them perfect for brain breaks, early finishers, snack time, and more!

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Make

These MAKE activities are simplified but still invite students to dig deeper into the episode theme by making a Guided Activity or using our tools to make their own version of the game show.

Why make YOUR class a TinkerClass?

TinkerClass Activities

Get free access to experiments, engineering design projects, wow-to’s, and Make-Your-Own templates developed by teachers. Ready to bring the WOW to your class? Simply assign via Google Classroom or download to share with your students!

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The Benefits of TinkerClass

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Project-Based Learning

TinkerClass streamlines project-based learning with built-in tools and guided prompts that support both group and independent work. Easy prep? Done. Customized lessons? Check. TinkerClass seamlessly integrates into existing curriculum.

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21st Century Skills

Creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and confidence are the WOW factors of TinkerClass. They’re also the WHY behind it! TinkerClass sparks kids’ wonder, boosts their confidence, and inspires them to be the wow they wish to see in the world!

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NGSS-Aligned

TinkerClass content and resources align with K-5 science disciplines (Life, Physical, and Earth Sciences), engineering topics, and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to help you support, nurture, and bring out the WOW in your budding scientists.

Bring the WOW Into Your Classroom!

Check out our WOW-worthy membership options to make YOUR class a TinkerClass!