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Re: New topic: arches

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Ann Heineman (
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 09:24:03 -0400

Thank you, Carla, for sharing your experiences with us. This is a great
idea! One year I poured plaster into oblong food containers of some sort
and my fifth graders carved triumphal arches about themselves. We had a
great time and learned a lot about Roman history and art.

Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus

In class today, I briefly lectured on the
>structure of the round arch, especially the concept of the keystone holding
>the voussoirs in place through balancing forces. Then I told them to build
>arches out of the sugar cubes, using the emory boards to shave ones that would
>create the curve and the keystone.

Greensview School...Upper Arlington City Schools
(614)487-5050...Voice Mail 487-6456 Box 522

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