Tuesday, April 6, 2010

4th Grade Flying Machines Inspired by Da Vinci

4th grade learned about famous artist, inventor, scientist, mathematician, and architect, Leonardo Da Vinci and focused on his flying machines. After sketching our own inventions that worked using simple machines, just like Da Vinci used, we transferred our 2-D ideas into sculptures. Using geometry and lots of folds, we created a cube or pyramid body completely attached to a pair of uniquely designed wings.