First thing's first, Isaac had an awesome answer to a Lego Challenge on Friday. The challenge from Lego Quest: Design a vessel. Here is the definition of the word vessel. Vessel -noun 1. a craft for traveling on water, now usually one larger than an ordinary rowboat; a ship or boat. 2. an airship. 3. a hollow or concave utensil, as a cup, bowl, pitcher, or vase, used for holding liquids or other contents. 4. Anatomy, Zoology. a tube or duct, as an artery or vein, containing or conveying blood or some other body fluid. 5. Botany. a duct formed in the xylem, composed of connected cells that have lost their intervening partitions, that conducts water and mineral nutrients. Compare tracheid. 6.a person regarded as a holder or receiver of something, esp. something nonmaterial: a vessel of grace; a vessel of wrath. The Front The Back
In His Words:Blood vessel in a wound. The gray piece is a platelet, the white piece is a white blood cell and the red one is a regular red blood cell. The green piece is a germ. It's in a wound so there's a germ and a white blood cell. It's a 3-d model. The pieces are upward and outward. It's 2x2 bricks. I got the idea from the anatomy definition for vessel. It reminded me of the human body movie.
For Molecular Monday we are discussing inventors who worked with electricity. As a follow up to static electricity experiments last week. Mainly, Michael Faraday, but we'll also get into Volta and some others. After reading about all the neat stuff they did. We're creating closed circuits with Isaac's snap circuits set.
Today's Lego Challenge was to create something two dimensional.
In the artist's words: It's a picture of a Tsunami going to a big brick and stone house on a beach. The palette blue is sky. I used it to make it portable. The colorful pieces are the house. Smoke is coming out of the chimney! The blue over there is the window. It opens so you can escape. The long blue bricks are tsunami the white and red are boats! The white part touching it is the crown of the tsunami.