Da Vinci: Machines Exhibition

This Da Vinci: Machines Exhibition unit also includes:

Transportation devices, military devices, mechanical devices, entertainment devices. The inventions of Leonardo da Vinci are legendary. After viewing images of da Vinci's inventions, class members are encouraged to draft their own designs and explain the mechanical principles incorporated.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups prepare coded messages and trade their missives with other groups to decode
  • Ask individuals to develop sketches for and explanations of their own inventions that incorporate the mechanical principles of simple machines
Classroom Considerations

  • The 27-page teacher's guide is designed to support a visit to the now-closed interactive Da Vinci Machines exhibition; however, the materials and activities are appropriate for any study of da Vinci and his inventions

  • The packet includes a brief biography, and packed with activities, images, and links to related websites

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