Friday, January 23, 2009

A What??!!

One day last week, Khara came home from school all excited about a home project they were assigned. For science class, they were each to make a "Cupid Trap". This contraption had to include one source of: force, work, or friction, and have at least one simple machine: lever, wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane,..... UUUGGGGHHH!!!

Well, to say the least I wasn't quite as excited about it as she was. Sounded like another parent project to say the least. :-) Growing up, my dad usually helped us with things like that so, I told her to ask Mark about it when he got home. Let's just say he was not impressed with this teachers methods. He made some excuse about not being creative. :-)

Saturday evening, Mark headed to a ball game, Karson took a nap, and Khara and I plunged in. Khara LOVES hands on activities like this and was so excited to be working on it.

About an hour later the project was complete. She was one happy girl and I was one relieved mama.

Cupid climbs the steps (lured by some candy hearts in the cage), slides down the inclined plane onto the red glitter heart. The force of him on the heart will cause the blocks to fall out, causing the cage to shut. A trapped cupid!!!

Now, I wonder what grade we'll get. ;-)


Brenda said...

That is SUCH a creative idea - I'm sure that cupid will certainly be trapped!! :-)

Anonymous said...

How cute! You are so creative. I'm sure she will get a top grade for that.

The Arender's said...

Very very cute! Great job.

Stephanie said...

Haha! I always feel sorry for the students whose parents are not "involved" for whatever reason...they probably end up with a low grade, and it's not even their fault! Khara's project looks great...thanks to the guidance of an "involved" mommy! Good job!!!

Robyn Huff said...

That's great! I'd say you are very creative, indeed! I just saw your mother-in-law last week at the Women of Worth Tea here in FL, and was telling her how much I enjoy your blog...always creative ideas!