Scientific Toy Design (HUM202) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Scientific Toy Design HUM202 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Staff
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Using scientific concepts in toy design, providing students to reach scientific awareness, developing the skill of using tools for scientific toy design, introduction of scientific toy types.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students who succeeded in this course; • Experience the transformation process of scientific concepts that will contribute to toy design, • Gains the skill of using tools for scientific toy design, • Recognizes scientific toy types, • Recognize the places where scientific toys are exhibited, • Designs exhibit mechanisms of scientific toys.
Course Content Developing students' using tools and skills in workshops; visiting science museums and science centers, observing large-scale scientific toys, and displaying all designed and produced scientific toys.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Meeting, introduction of the course. Preparing a presentation
2 What is a scientific toy? Where to use? Why should it be done and played? What is its place in the education system? Are scientific toys just for kids? Does it contribute to the development of science and to the future of societies? Presentations will be made in an interactive discussion environment. Preparing a presentation
3 Optical Workshop. Introduction of Electromagnetic Wave Spectrum. Display of the visible light region. Description of light-proof, semi-transparent and fully transparent materials. History of glass and mirror. Mirror types. Uses of mirrors. Preparing a presentation
4 Making a kaleidoscope. Making a periscope. Supply of materials
5 Acoustic Workshop. What is sound? What are the features? What frequency sounds do we use when speaking? Harmful sounds to the human ear. How does sound spread in different materials? How is sound insulation done? What are the features of the microphone and speaker? Preparing a presentation
6 Making a rain stick. Supply of materials
7 Introducing Forces. Making the moving paper toys. Preparing a presentation Supply of materials
8 Moving toys with clothes pegs will be made. Supply of materials
9 Science Center technical trip.
10 Electricity and magnetism. Dancing copper wire toys. Preparing a presentation Supply of materials
11 LED toy making Supply of materials
12 Information will be given about eco systems and ecological balance. Plant Terrarium. Preparing a presentation Supply of materials
13 Completing the missing projects.
14 Completing the missing projects.
15 End of the Year Exhibition
16 End of the Year Exhibition


Course Book 1. 1. Alan Bartholomew, Electric Gadgets and Gizmos, Kids Can Press.
2. 2. Neil Ardley, 101 Great Science Experiments, DK Publishing, İnc.
3. 3. Ed Sobey, Inventing Toys Kids Having Fun Learning Science, Zephyr Press.
4. Ed Sobey, The Way Toys Work, Chicago Review Press.
5. 5. Georgina Andrews ve Kate Knighton, 100 Bilimsel Deney, TÜBİTAK Popüler Bilim Kitapları.
6. 6. Domenico Laurenza, Leonardo’nun Makineleri, Pegasus Yayınları.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application 1 25
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 10
Presentation 1 5
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To be able to use English language competently concerning four basic skills, namely listening, reading, speaking, and writing
2 To have extensive theoretical knowledge about English literature.
3 To gain knowledge about literary theories and to be able to apply these theories to various literary texts
4 To acquire detailed knowledge about British culture in all its aspects
5 To be able to compare and contrast English literature with other literatures through works from different periods and genres.
6 To be able to compare and contrast British culture with other cultures
7 To plan, organize, and conduct the activities related to the field
8 To acquire the skills of creative, critical, and analytical thinking
9 To gain knowledge about how to conduct an academic research and to use the acquired knowledge in accordance with the purpose of the research
10 To acquire professional ethics and to use them in the process of research and production
11 The ability to translate various kinds of texts from different disciplines both from English into Turkish and from Turkish into English
12 To get prepared for professional life by developing a sense of responsibility through individual tasks and group projects
13 To be able to understand and decipher various discourses involved in literature such as literary, philosophical, psychological, cultural, critical and theoretical discourses in English language
14 To be able to understand and be a part of world culture

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Application 14 3 42
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 3 3
Homework Assignments 1 3 3
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 4 4
Total Workload 100