Ancient Building Techniques
All over the world, ancient peoples built huge structures. There are the great pyramids of Egypt and equally impressive ones built by the Mayans in Mexico. But how did builders in these early cultures move the materials to the building site and lift them into place without modern construction equipment?
Help your child understand the amazing mechanics behind ancient building basics. They'll get some beginner lessons in physics in the process!
What You Need:
- Several large books
- Spring scale (a scale used to measure force)
- Small toy car or truck
- Board about 18 inches (45 cm) long
- Plastic bag filled with rice to use as a weight