Hi Everyone! I hope you are all keeping safe and finding lots to keep you busy. I hope you all had a terrific Mother's Day weekend - it was so wonderful to see that beautiful sunshine! I know you are all working hard on your Egypt projects but I have added an engineering challenge for you IF you have time and IF it looks like something you would enjoy! If you get it done, please e-mail me a picture or post it on our class FB page. I am missing you all and hope to see you soon. ~Mrs. Watson
TWIRLING TWIG MOBILE
There is nothing like the challenge of building a mobile that works. Watching objects sway and dance in a mobile is calming and pretty to look at. But here’s a little secret….mobiles are also full of engineering! Oh yes, that sweet mobile you are making is full of opportunities for you to learn about some basic engineering/physics principles including tension and the center of gravity. Read on to find out how!
Below you will see a picture of the tools you are going to need to complete this challenge. If you don't want to wrap the sticks with yarn (or if you don't have yarn) you can paint the sticks instead. Of course, if you want your sticks unpainted or unwrapped, that works too.