Friday, March 15, 2013

Preparing for presentation

On Monday Lukas had to do a five minute presentation to his Classical Conversation class, preferably demonstrating something. He set out to make a borax crystal lamp that he wired himself. He had to figure out how to get several different sizes of crystal rings to make up his cone lamp, and for a few days our kitchen looked more like a chemistry laboratory than a cooking place - liquid filled containers that if moved, would  disturb the crystal growth process.

Execution and concept did not quite match up, but overall Lukas was well pleased with his project and the class found it entertaining, especially when Lukas allowed each one to touch and regulate the lamp colors. The fascination with buttons and things to push apparently reaches into the tween years for sure.

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