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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Mechanics And Machines

Mechanics and machines
Humanity...we've come a long way. We've used our intellect so well. Yet we've barely scratched the surface of what we could accomplish. But here are some facts about what we have.  

A helping hand

These are some facts about machines that help humanity do exhausting and continuous work.  Did you know that modern day cranes are just later versions of Greek's work? They used ropes and wooden poles to lift up things like tree trunks.  Ever heard of a tunnel boring machine? No? Well I’m not blaming you because they spend all their time underground digging tunnels. And one of these actually dug the tunnel between France and England!  If you’re a kid and you’re like me when you think of bulldozers you think of destroying everything. But did you know that bulldozers are just adapted Holt farm tractors that were used to plough fields?


These are some facts about machines that we use to transport ourselves.  Did you know that the first heavier than air flying machine was the Wright flyer made by the Wright brothers? It was powered by a small combustion engine that they made in their windmill.

The first ever floating machine was a hot air balloon. Created by the Montgolfier brothers it, was the first ever machine to stay in the air when it went up.
well I hope you enjoyed this and that you learned something new!

Mechanics book from the Oamaru public library. 


  1. Nice work on your first post i hope to see more of your wonderful writing. :) ;)

  2. Some very interesting facts about machines Ardan. I hadn't thought about the links to machines from the past. Well done.
    Blog design suggestion :Have you thought about possibly changing the colour of your text. It looks bright but it is a little hard to read for some of us with older eyes!

  3. great to see that you used the information you found at the library. I really enjoyed reading your report. Nan

  4. Great post and very interesting I learnt a lot we are lucky we don't have to do these exhausting jobs so cheers Ardan!

  5. Well done Arden a great peace of writing keep up the good work! From Niveek