Leonardo da Vinci Trip (Rooms 12 & 5)
On Friday 19th June, Rooms 5 and 12 went to the Waikato Museum to see the Leonardo exhibition.
It was fantastic!!. There were models of Leonardo’s war machines, flight machines and many other things invented by him. Some of the war machines were gruesome, such as the reaper which was pulled by a horse and chopped people in half as it went. Leonardo also invented the first tank which had guns all round it. Later in life Leonardo said he hated war.
We learned that Leonardo was a ‘Polymath’ – that is, he was able to show his genius in many areas.
He was an architect, an artist, a mathematician and much more.
These are some of his inventions
· A parachute · The tank · Diving suit · A car · Hanglider
And all of this he did 500 years ago. When we were at the exhibition we were shown clips of Leonardo’s machines being made recently and put to the test. They all worked. The trip to Leonardo da Vinci’s machines was awesome, inspiring and very, very interesting.
Matthew (Room 12)