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Da Vinci - The Genius

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Resource:Da Vinci - The Genius
Provider:Museum of Science, Boston
Summary:Age Range: 9-14 (Grades 4-8, with parental supervision). Born in 1452, Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa, invented the diving bell, and designed the airplane, helicopter and parachute.
Description:The Museum of Science, Boston offers this free online exhibit with activities and lesson plans to explore the life, times, and scientific inventions of da Vinci. As the site says, "Though this site was designed to be most appropriate for students in grades four through eight, many of the activities can be adapted for younger or older students as needed."

When you get to the site you’ll see an introduction and a menu that includes:
  • Da Vinci - The Artist - Browse his paintings, and learn about techniques of linear perspective. Become Leonardo’s virtual apprentice to play with size and distance and investigate aerial perspective.

  • Da Vinci - The Inventor - Explore Leonardo’s fascination with machines and how they work including wheel and axles, pulley, screw, lever, gears and more. You’ll also learn about Leonardo’s interest in gadgets. Use your imagination to sketch a gadget and invent a useful machine. Take a quiz to see if you can identify Leonardo’s machines from his sketches.

  • Da Vinci - The Scientist - Learn about his curiosities.
Other activities include: Find out how to do “mirror writing” and generate a hypothesis about da Vinci’s reasons for writing backwards. And make sure you check out the Teaching Tips.

This is an engaging online presentation that demonstrates how Leonardo da Vinci creatively applied the scientific method in every aspect of life.
Contributed by:ClickSchooling ©Copyright 2019, All Rights Reserved, ClickSchooling
C A T E G O R I E S
Orientation:General
Subjects:Science
Teaching Methods:Online Interactive
I N T E N D E D   F O R:
Ages:9,10,11,12,13,14
Grades:4,5,6,7,8
F O R   M O R E   I N F O R M A T I O N
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