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From the Ted Talk "AnnMarie Thomas: Hands-on science with squishy circuits"

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I'm a huge believer in hands-on education. But you have to have the right losot. If I'm going to teach my rdhtueag about electronics, I'm not going to give her a oirldgnse iron. And similarly, she finds prototyping boards really frustrating for her little hnsda. So my wonderful student Sam and I decided to look at the most tangible thing we could think of: Play-Doh. And so we spent a summer looking at different Play-Doh recipes. And these recipes probably look really familiar to any of you who have made homemade play-dough — retpty standard ingredients you probably have in your kitchen. We have two favorite recipes — one that has these sgeiientdnr and a second that had sugar instead of salt. And they're great. We can make great little sculptures with these.

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I'm a huge believer in hands-on education. But you have to have the right _____. If I'm going to teach my ________ about electronics, I'm not going to give her a _________ iron. And similarly, she finds prototyping boards really frustrating for her little _____. So my wonderful student Sam and I decided to look at the most tangible thing we could think of: Play-Doh. And so we spent a summer looking at different Play-Doh recipes. And these recipes probably look really familiar to any of you who have made homemade play-dough — ______ standard ingredients you probably have in your kitchen. We have two favorite recipes — one that has these ___________ and a second that had sugar instead of salt. And they're great. We can make great little sculptures with these.

Solution

  1. daughter
  2. ingredients
  3. pretty
  4. hands
  5. soldering
  6. tools

Original Text

I'm a huge believer in hands-on education. But you have to have the right tools. If I'm going to teach my daughter about electronics, I'm not going to give her a soldering iron. And similarly, she finds prototyping boards really frustrating for her little hands. So my wonderful student Sam and I decided to look at the most tangible thing we could think of: Play-Doh. And so we spent a summer looking at different Play-Doh recipes. And these recipes probably look really familiar to any of you who have made homemade play-dough — pretty standard ingredients you probably have in your kitchen. We have two favorite recipes — one that has these ingredients and a second that had sugar instead of salt. And they're great. We can make great little sculptures with these.

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play doh 6
play dough 5
sugar dough 3
electrical engineering 3

Important Words

  1. believer
  2. boards
  3. daughter
  4. decided
  5. education
  6. electronics
  7. familiar
  8. favorite
  9. finds
  10. frustrating
  11. give
  12. great
  13. hands
  14. homemade
  15. huge
  16. ingredients
  17. iron
  18. kitchen
  19. pretty
  20. prototyping
  21. recipes
  22. salt
  23. sam
  24. sculptures
  25. similarly
  26. soldering
  27. spent
  28. standard
  29. student
  30. sugar
  31. summer
  32. tangible
  33. teach
  34. tools
  35. wonderful