Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Technology and Children

Volume

12

Issue

2

Publisher

International Technology and Engineering Educators Association

Publication Date

2007

First Page

12

Last Page

13

Abstract

The article presents cost-effective materials for elementary classrooms that allow students to create models. These materials include card stock, clay, cable or zips ties, fasteners and bolts, and commercially manufactured building kits such as LEGOs, Erector Sets, Tinkertoys and K'Nex. In addition, the author asserts the importance of using such materials in promoting student learning of technology and engineering.