The boys were reading a chapter in Story of the World: Ancient Times and simply could not describe to me how a shaduf would work after reading the selection. They each read it. I reread it. I read it again. Somehow their brains could not picture this ancient irrigation tool.
Impromptu Science, Physics, History Hands-on Learning Experience
- 2 sticks at least 4 feet long
- A Bucket of water
- A ziplock bag
- some kind of weight (they chose a shopping bag with pool balls)
- some string
“Boys, here are the basic elements for making a shaduf. Figure out how to put them together in a way that allows you to fill the baggie with water from the bucket and then swing the arm around to water your make-believe garden.”