Thursday, October 25, 2007

You get the point?

We did an activity today: Sailing Ships

The kids each made their own boat out of foil. Austin was Pinta, Faith was Nina and Landen's was the Santa Marina. We labeled one side of the bathtub Spain and the other America. I told the kids the water was the Atlantic Ocean, Am I right? LOL.... My point was to remind them that ships at that time had no motors and had to rely on the wind.

They put the their ships in the tub and watched them travel from Spain to America across the Atlantic while the wind (them blowing)took them. We even made Landen's bigger because his was a bit larger; it was the ship Columbus sailed on..hey I'm learning too:)

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