This year in school we are using Layers of Learning year 4. The second two weeks of school we did unit 2. Our science topic was motors and engines.
We learned about Michael Faraday.
We tried to make a DC motor. The kit we got had horrible instructions. It was very difficult to understand them and the diagrams were useless. We eventually got it together, but it wouldn’t work.
So we watched a video on how a motor works instead.
We learned about Thomas Newcomen.
And took a virtual tour of a coal power plant in Alabama.
We dissected the motor from an old humidifier.
We learned about James Watt.
We played with gears. Fritz really got into it and had a great time setting them up.
We learned how a jet engine works.
And how a car engine works, too.