OUR SEARCH FOR INFORMATION
We wanted to learn about what happened to Lego after people were done with it. We researched how Lego is made on the internet. As a team, we went to the Miller Recycling Facility and the landfill in London, Ontario. The team also watched a video tour of the recycling plant to see how the machines inside the plant worked.
We learned about simple machines like the ones in the facility by watching Bill Nye the Science Guy and playing a game to identify simple machines in a house from the EdHeads website. We We built simple machines: catapults, wheel and axles, gears, inclined plane, lever, and a pulley. Then we were able to use what we learned to build a pulley, a conveyor belt, an airplane, and land vehicles.