Chartiers Valley Middle School students are looking for old electronic toys and other devices to use in science lessons about circuitry.
Students deconstruct the devices, learn how they work, and convert them to other uses, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Old toys and electronics can be dropped off at the Chartiers Middle School office through early May. Students can drop off items in science class or in Sara Benis’ room. Items should generally be battery-powered because of the dangers of high-charge holding capacitors. Therefore, no microwaves, computers or vacuum cleaners. Printers and scanners are accepted. For more information or to ask questions about an appropriate toy, email Benis at firstname.lastname@example.org, Allison Machusko email@example.com or Ron Moreschi at firstname.lastname@example.org.