How Way Leads on to Way

Started this morning by pulling a Child’s History of the World from the shelf.  Chapters 14 to 17 were on the docket.  A nursing baby allowed us to make it through the first two and we might have made it further except Sister called a halt to everything for a lengthy discussion on Spartan vs Athenian society. (She much prefers Athenian ways and I am inclined to agree.)

With history attempted for the day, we moved on to science.  By combining wire, a straw and a large battery we manufactured a solenoid

Solenoid

 !Solenoid

With our creation we were then able to create a train signal that actually moved. 

Signal

And if your going to have a train signal then you must have a train

Train 027

which of course will need a track.

!Track

It’s possible that your train set will have a duck crossing sign. 

Sign

If it does you will be obligated to have ducks. 

!Duck

Your ducks will, of course, need a pond 

!Pond2

and people to feed them fake bits of bread.

!Pond

Your pond will probably be near some trees

!Trees

and what are trees without birds in them.

!TreeWithBirds

I love it when class schedules are determined by imagination and clocks are for timing trains.

Train 026

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One thought on “How Way Leads on to Way

  1. Oh, what fun! So much fun. And learning!

    I can’t remember the last time I did a project with the girls that didn’t have an endtime determined by a scheduled event. That makes me kind of sad.

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