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Although he was achieving good results, he wasn't reaching his full potential because his love for learning had been destroyed & hence his grades were steadily declining.

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Completely failed by the system, he hated school, was always tired & homework time was a major frustration for both of us. He was severely frustrated & quickly heading to become yet another ADHD statistic.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fischertechnik

I ordered the da Vince Machines from Fishertechnik for the boys for learning about technology. It contains material and instructions to build 10 different models. Much to their delight the kit arrived today. This should make for some very interesting fun learning…
Fischertechnik
This kit contains material, history & instructions for 10 different models namely:
  • Mechanical Wings
  • Blacksmith’s Tongs
  • Crane with Pawl
  • Stone Tongs and Self-releasing Hook
  • Catapult
  • Chariot
  • Scaling Ladder
  • Drum Wagon
  • File Cutting Machine
  • Swing Bridge
I must admit that I too learnt something from this. I never knew Leonardo da Vinci was a scientist… He was a multitalent that could not only draw, but was also an architect, nature researcher, engineer and inventor, known as “the Italian universal genius”.
“Young Leonardo did not receive any special school education. At the beginning he couldn’t understand Latin, but this was necessary for scientific education at the time. In spite of this limitation he made the best of his situation. He drew his drive and energy from his unquenchable curiosity. He often wrote “Tell me… how, from where?” In most cases, he found the answer to his on his own. Therefore, he called himself discepolo dell, esperienza (pupil of experience).”