4/27/2008

Guess what we're having for dinner?

This weekend, Monkey had to work on a project of dubious educational value: the pasta car. This involved going to 5 different grocery stores in search of wheel shaped pasta, the purchase of about 5 metric tonnes of various shapes of pasta, including the aforementioned wheel shape, trying to figure out whether the pasta should be cooked or uncooked, and then various attempts of varying levels of success to make pasta into what roughly resembles a car.

In the end, Monkey and I ended up with 2 prototypes, neither of which promise to be big winners in tomorrow's pasta car race. One of them is kind of cool looking, though.

5 comments:

Bee said...

Well, we had pasta tonight too. Spaghetti Carbonara -- one of my fallback dishes.

So what was the educational rationale for the pasta car project?

maurinsky said...

The rationale was a science unit on small machines. Monkey's sad little pasta cars did not do well. I saw the vehicles that won, and there was definite parental takeover of the project, there.

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Bee said...

I'm against parental takeover!

What is the point? Kids should do their own homework . . .

maurinsky said...

I agree!