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4R: Come and look at our learning!

Sports Day!

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2011.
Last updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Well done to 4R for their brilliant efforts during Sports Day on Thursday.  It was wonderful to see so many parents cheering them on and the cheetahs supporting and encouragng each other in all events.  Thanks very much to Tineke for some super action shots!

 

 


Another win!

 


The winning team!


That's teamwork!


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How have inventions changed?

Published Monday, November 28, 2011.
Last updated: Monday, November 28, 2011

Here are some useful websites to help with your inventions research:

Can you find out:


When was it first invented and by who?

How has your invention has changed over time?

Why has it changed?

How does it work/how is it used?

 

TEAM LEGO


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Lego

http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/lego.htm

http://www.lego.com/en-us/Default.aspx

"Bricks & Pieces: The LEGO Story"

Did you know that 300 million children have owned LEGO sets since they were first made? And that you are one of the 68 million kids from around the world who like to play with LEGO building bricks today! Here's the story of how we grew...

Although the international LEGO Group is now very large, it is still a family-run company that started out quite small. More than 50 years ago, a carpenter named Ole Kirk Christiansen and his 12-year old son, Godtfred, started making toys in the little town of Billund, Denmark. Plastic had not been invented yet, so they made toy cars, trucks, yo-yos, animals, and other toys out of wood. They decided that a good name for their company would be LEGO, which means "play well" in Danish, and also, they discovered, happens to mean "put together" in Latin! Ole and Godtfred were very proud of their workmanship, and adopted the LEGO motto that "only the best is good enough."

When plastic became available after World War II, LEGO began to make both wooden and plastic toys. It was about this time that the idea of plastic LEGO bricks was introduced. Godtfred loved to build with these colorful new pieces, and was continually putting them together and taking them apart to build new designs. In fact, it was Godtfred who perfected the special design that makes every single LEGO brick fit together in any combination, over and over again. The first LEGO building set was made more than 30 years ago- and the bricks from that set can still be used with even the newest LEGO building set of today!

LEGO bricks first appeared in the United States in 1961 and quickly became as popular here as in Europe. The international LEGO group is now worldwide, and is run by Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, Old Kirk Christiansen's grandson. As the company keeps growing, so do the kinds of exciting LEGO kits that are now sold in 129 different countries...from DUPLO preschool to FABULAND, LEGO BASIC, to LEGOLAND, LEGO boats and trains to LEGO TECHNIC SETS. In fact, this year alone, we will make more than six billion bricks and building pieces for all the LEGO lovers 'round the world- like you!

 

TEAM CARS

 

 http://www.yourdiscovery.com/cars/timeline/

http://www.thekidswindow.co.uk/News/History_Of_Cars.htm

 

 

TEAM BICYLES

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/morestories/ten-things-about-bikes/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/357076-the-history-of-the-bicycle-for-kids/

 

 

TEAM BIONICS

http://science.howstuffworks.com/prosthetic-limb1.htm

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/01/bionics/fischman-text

 

Good luck inquirers and happy researching!

 

 



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The Story of Electricity

Published Thursday, November 24, 2011.
Last updated: Thursday, November 24, 2011


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