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Author:Lemelson Center, Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Description: Rotate and translate the tangram-like pieces of Puzzle Blocks to form the silhouettes shown; arrange the gears, springs, funnels, and other objects of Tinker Ball to divert the falling ball into the target. The Invention at Play exhibition focuses on the similarities between the ways children and adults play and the creative processes used by innovators in science and technology.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Problems/Puzzles, Fun for Kids, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Problem-Solving, Transformational Geometry, Mechanics of Solids

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