Sunday, August 11, 2013


Last Wednesday our class went to the Faraday Centre to look at the display on wheels. We had lots of fun.

Gaynor, the teacher at the Faraday Centre, told us about the history of wheels.

Does this look easy? What do we need to do to make it easier?

Ah ha! Using cylinders of wood, like wheels or rollers, there was no friction and we could move our load.

There were lots of wheels on this vintage car. Not just four.

This was one of the largest wheels. It was attached to a fire extinguisher.

What do you think they used the sultana sorter for?

Imagine saddling up every morning to go to school. No cars!

The girls were much stronger than Mrs Strand. They did have an advantage though...the pulley helped.

Turning the wheel helped make clothes. Everyone loved using the sewing machine.

The jigger was fun too.

This wheel steered a boat.

"It would have taken a long time to make our school uniform."

"Hellooooo down there."

This wheel played music. You had to put a coin in. It was like a giant music box.

These carts carried logs. They were pulled by horses.

The wheels were made of wood.

1 comment:

  1. What a great time you had at the Faraday Centre Room 11. So much learning as well as fun along the way. We loved the tug of war picture.