Monday, February 02, 2015

January 29, 2015

Jed has to prepare a presentation every week in his Classical Conversations homeschool class.  The topic for his next presentation is something from the timeline he's been learning this year, so he decided to research ancient Egypt.  In the process he learned about shadufs, which were an interesting invention the Egyptians used to make accessing water from the Nile River a bit easier.  The operator pulls down on a rope attached to the long end to fill the bucket and allows the counterweight on the short end to raise the bucket. 

Jed created his own version of a shaduf using the putty from a melting snowman.  The problem is the putty melts, so his creation was doomed to be short-lived. :)

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