Rivendell Science

Mesopotamia – levers and wheels

YK used the good ol’ catapult to learn more about the fulcrum, load and effort of a lever.

While  MK and OK worked on mimicking the design for the first simple machines in Mesopotamia.  The water wheel and the Shaduf….moving water was a HUGE part of their lives.

This design challenge proved to be quite the project. They had to work collaboratively, use a design that could actually move water and utilize the random materials at hand. The kids quickly got busy with the drills, saws, hammers, hot glue and more.