Brett fourth graders learned about simple machines with Jeanne Limmer. First they learned a vocabulary of movement language:
Students learned the science behind and actions of a variety of simple machines including the screw, the ax, the wheelbarrow, and the lever and fulcrum.
No student in this class will ever forget how to move a shed using a lever and fulcrum. Line up a row of logs, place the shed on the logs, exert pressure against the fulcrum (the point on which a lever rests or is supported and on which it pivots) with the lever (a rigid bar resting on a pivot, used to help move a heavy or firmly fixed load with one end when pressure is applied to the other).
But the proof, of course, is in the pudding: does the shed actually move?
Jeanne Limmer’s artist residency is made possible with support from ACT! for Kids sponsor Hidden Automotive, the Tamworth Foundation, the Tamworth PTA, and the K. A. Brett School. Arts Council of Tamworth is funded in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts. ACT is grateful for the support of all its sponsors, including Media Sponsors 93.5 WMWV/Magic 104FM, The Conway Daily Sun, and The Mountain Ear.