Welcome to my very first post.
For the next three weeks, we will be looking at fun ways to teach simple machines
with art history themes.
Possible Classroom Concepts: Science – Simple Machines
Possible Art Concepts: Art History – Leonado da Vinci
Drawing, Sculpture, Sketchbooks
Leonardo da Vinci is most famous for painting the Mona Lisa, but there are many other facets to this
complex man. Let’s just say that if the IQ test had existed in Leonardo’s time,
he’d have ranked right up
there with Einstein. We know so much about da Vinci
because he left behind many hand written books filled with notes and sketches.
For today’s purpose, we will delve into some other facets of da Vinci’s talents.
We will look at da Vinci as an engineer and inventor. In his sketchbooks,
he drew plans for machines and military equipment.
Delve further into da Vinci’s inventions and some information about simple machines at this interactive website: http://legacy.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/LeosMysteriousmachinery.html
Look at these websites for some simple machines kids can make:
Leonardo da Vinci By Ibi Lepscky
Leonardo da Vinci By A.& M. Provensen
While investigating information for my next blog, I discovered a homeschool site entitled, BRAIN POWER BOY. Check out this school unit for Leonardo da Vinci:
Perfect! Great for encouraging girl’s interest in the sciences too!