Incorporating the “Art” in STEAM

One way I expose students to engineering is by having them take apart, analyze, and reassemble unwanted electronics donated by our community. Students love to deconstruct these electronics and see how they work, but they have trouble when they try to reassemble them. My classroom filled with garbage cans overflowing with these incomplete project parts. I was losing a lot of space in my classroom and I wasn’t happy with the amount of waste we were generating. I had to find a better way.