Today we had our very first MYSTERY GUEST.... Joci's husband, Karim!
Karim - Engineers design and then they build things. They use a little bit of science. They like to know what things are made of. And what they do like when you hit them or bend them, do they do well on water, on land? So they look at all the materials and they use them to build something.
Jay - Do they build a bridge? How long would it take them?
Karim - Usually it takes a few years. It depends on how big the bridge is.
Grace - Did you already make a bridge?
Karim - Yes, I did. I made a bridge to walk on.
Grace - Where?
Karim - In Honduras. What kind of material do you think I used for my bridge?
All - Metal, steel beams, wood
Karim - Why steel and wood?
Jay - The steel beam because it could go across and in the middle. It will depend on how long the wood is. There could be nails into the middle.
Karim - So why didn’t anybody say “hay?”
Hadley - It will just break.
Rose - If you walk on it it will just fall down.
Karim - That’s why you picked steel or wood. Everybody go like this. (holds up arms to show muscles) What does that mean? I’m . . .
All - Strong!
Karim - Right, and what is steel and wood?
All - Strong.
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Remember earlier in this journal we talked about bridges? Well... in construction, an impressive bridge was built. Jay built the basic structure all by himself, and when friends saw how nice it was to walk across, they eagerly helped decorate and upgrade the bridge.