Science Club Reworks Toys For Good
The WHS Science Club held a meeting on Dec. 8 in which they rewired traditional toys to be more handicapped-accessible, in partnership with the RePlay for Kids nonprofit organization.
“This was a complicated process which involved disassembling the toy and its many parts, cutting and soldering the wires and reassembling the toy,” Dara Wood, co-adviser of Science Club, said.
The project benefits not only the toy recipients, but the WHS students manipulating the toys as well.
Co-adviser Eric Heller said, “It’s a perfect blend of science and service. Students that help get to learn circuitry, and at the same time are helping students in need.”
Fifteen toys were rewired in about 30 minutes, according to Science Club member Alazar Coetzee (12), and will go to Ida Sue and other organizations which work with children who have special needs.