Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Snapshot Summary of SPD: S's Spinning Swing and Swirling Windmill


With the help of Dad, S pulled out the Lego Education: Simple Machines - Gears kit and assembled a spinning swing. (Remember the swing ride at amusement parks?) If that wasn't neat enough, he completed the 2nd project ON HIS OWN - a spinning windmill - with some "personal modifications". And the next day while I was grocery shopping with C, they pulled out the pulley kit and made a crane. It's SO exciting to see knowledge UNDERSTOOD and APPLIED after it's learned! Check out the HAPPY faces in some of these photos!
Lego Education: Simple Machines - Gears
Building the Gear Axle
Testing the Gears
Adding Lego People to the Swing
Getting Ready to Spin
Spinning!
SPINNING!
Telling C That the People Will be Sick! LOL
One Last Spin Before Demolition
Finished Windmill
SPINNING!
And the Pulley
We purchased our 3 Lego Education: Simple Machines kits - Gears, Wheels and Axles and Pulleys - from Amazon. Unfortunately the kits don't come with information on why and how the simple machine works, so be prepared with information to share with your child. Have fun building and learning! And check out other Lego creations by clicking on the Lego button on my left sidebar.

9 comments:

  1. Visiting you from Melissa's LEGO link up party! Love your creations and I would be one of those people who would get sick from spinning so much! :) I linked up right after you on the LEGO link up list! We have never tried the LEGO Educational kits. This might be something my kids will like. Also, your son may be interested in joining in on the LEGO Quest Kids challenges that I blogged about on my link up post. Nice to "meet" you in blogland and LEGOland! :)

    Tracy at "A Slice of Smith Life"

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  2. Thanks so much for linking up. We LOVE the education kits. So glad you all had fun!

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  3. That looks great. I'm sure my Lego loving kids would have a blast with that.

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  4. Really cool! My boys love making things with moving parts too. Very fun!

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  5. That is awesome! :) I will have to check into those kits! :) Ami

    www.walkingbytheway.com

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  6. Visiting from Michelle's Lego Thursday Linky Party :-) These kits look like fun! Great job!

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  7. Wow! We'll have to take a look at those kits! I love the smiles, he did a great job!

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  8. Awesome photos! I have heard of the kits but never seen them in action, thanks for sharing!

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  9. I totally forgot Lego has science applications too.

    Thanks for linking up to Science Sunday (please remember a link next time though :))

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