Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The photos at left and below are of our 5th and sixth grade project for the week. They have been studying weather and wind, including the Beaufort Scale, so today we began making weather vanes which we will complete next week. In preparation for today's class, I supplied 1" square poplar stock with a slot cut in the end sized to fit 1/4" plywood. The students designed their own tails for their weather vanes, and shaped the ends of the poplar stock to come to a point. This project involved hand saws, scroll saws, design using pencil, paper and scissors. Come back next week to see the finished weather vanes.

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