Friday, February 15, 2013

Zoom, zoom, zoom and the Snow Dragon

We have been working hard building cars.  After the boxes were glued together and painted, it was time to add the windows, wheels,  axle and pin (to keep the wheels from falling off).  With the help of a teacher, children drilled holes with an electric drill and used a hammer to attach wheels. Children enjoyed using the cars with ramps in the block area.  Ramps were also used for body surfing.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Simple Machines Continued

We have continued investigating and exploring with simple machines. Photographs this week are of the Ball Machine, taking apart machines, riding on the scooters and painting the cars children made out of boxes. We will add wheels and axles next week. As you can see form the photographs children are engaged in a variety of experiments, testing out the laws of physics and motion.  There was a great deal of problem solving, negotiation, collaboration and cooperation while they were playing with the simple machines.