Innovation Through the Ages: Tuesday
Today in Innovation Through the Ages, students learned about the innovation of aqueducts and how they helped transform the Roman Empire. Then, students were challenged to engineer and construct their own aqueduct that included a covered trench and an arcade, and delivered water from point “a” (the bottle) to the inhabitants of “Aqueductis” at point “c.”
In art and design, students explored the principle of proportion and as it relates to daVinci’s Vetruvian Man. They then measured distances on their own body to see how their proportions. They also examined the Fibonacci sequence and explored where this code is embedded in nature, from the bracts of a pinecone to the scales of a pineapple.
Ask your students the purpose of the arcade element in an aqueduct!