Wednesday, February 3, 2010
3rd Grade Machine Brains
3rd grade just finished a project that incorporated science into the art room. We learned about the six different kinds of simple machines. They include the wedge, inclined plane, pulley, screw, lever, and wheel and axel. After studying the fantastic machines by artist Rube Goldberg, students designed a complex machine using multiple simple machines. Their machines do something that usually happens inside their heads. After finishing the artwork, students each wrote an explanation of their machine that is hanging below the finished art. This project is currently hanging in the hallway by the art room.