Why 'Making'?

'Humans do two things that make us unique from all other animals; we use tools and we tell stories. And when you make something, you're doing both at once.' Adam Savage, Mythbusters

Students programming robot
  • 'Making' builds on the ideas and theories proposed by some of education's best and brightest thinkers.
  • Educational pioneers recognised that learning occurs from the concrete to the abstract, known to unknown and simple to complex.

The history of 'Making'?

Ever since people first discovered and used tools, humans have been makers and tinkerers. Some famous Makers include:


Watch the video on famous Australian inventions. See if you can find out about some famous Australian 'Makers' and their inventions such as Mervyn Victor Richardson, Dave Warren, Arthur James Arnot, Professor Graeme Clark, Lance Hill, John O'Sullivan and Lew Bandt.

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