Once at work, Seth met the other 5 people in our office and then we started on some projects we planned for Seth that were related to engineering.
The first was a 4-Wheeled Balloon Car. This involved making our own car that was powered by air from a balloon. It was made using a water bottle for the body, straws and bbq skewers for the axles, Life Savers for the wheels (held on with sponge pieces) and a balloon. Seth blew the balloon up then let the air escape, which propelled the car forward (although slowly).
|Photo taken at home that evening|
|The finished gum drop dome|
After lunch we made another fun project - a Hoop Glider. This one was really simple, with just a straw and paper. It glided through the air with ease. One of the engineers in my office then made a paper airplane to race the glider. They both won several times.
Seth then took a "work break" to work on his homework from school. One of the problems involved making a graph of birth months of friends and family. He asked everyone in the office for their birth month and noted them on the graph.
Seth spent a lot of the afternoon reading 2 books to my co-workers and playing with the hoop glider, paper airplane and gum drop dome (he made it into a ball by adding more toothpicks and a gum drop). Everyone at Patrick Engineering was happy to have Seth in the office with us. He was a lot of fun and said when he grows up, he might want to work where Mommy works.
|Seth with the finished projects|