Saturday, October 9, 2010

GEARS

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Physics this week delved into the reproduction of seven machines which use gears.  The Way Things Work by David Macaulay conveyed wonderful information using mammoth power to cause work to the gears went right along with the K'nex Education kit. I struggled with the amount of money spent on the kit for 7 projects. BUT, it did cause people to learn.  They didn't actually always learn how to make something work, but how to handle disappointment when something didn't work. The projects were VERY independent. Thus the money spent on this kit was well worth it in that in the form of a childcare correlation. I wonder if books will someday be "worth" more when these three spend peaceful time learning independently.  Below are pictured the blender, chainsaw and phonography.

1 comment:

lexi said...

ok, now I have to find this...thanks!!!

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