This program introduces students to the power of simple machines, and how we use pulleys and gears in our everyday lives. They will experiment with pulley systems to discover how they help with tasks such as lifting heavy objects.
How did the Ancient Egyptians move massive stone blocks across the desert? As this program demonstrates, they did it all with simple machines. Students will be challenged to move a heavy object using wheels and axles, ramps and pulleys.
Want to make some dough? Just like The Little Red Hen, students have the chance to thresh the wheat, grind the seed into flour, sniff the yeast, knead the dough, and taste a loaf – fresh out of the oven! Students also explore how to grow wheat and handle old-fashioned farming tools.