Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Homeschooling with LEGO® Bricks - The Eiffel Tower

Bonjour!  That's French for Hello!

We are currently studying France in my homeschool studies.  I could not resist the chance to build the Eiffel Tower. 


LEGO Eiffel Tower, Using LEGO bricks to Homeschool, Using LEGO bricks in Geography
Micro Build - LEGO® Eiffel Tower

Here are some interesting facts.

The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889.  It cost 1.5 million dollars to build.  In the first year it paid for itself with money earned from elevator rides.  Alexandre Gustave Eiffel designed the tower.  It is 324m tall.  It was the tallest stucture in the world from 1889 to 1930.  There are about 1,665 steps.  On a clear day you can see 42 miles from the tower.  The top of tower can dance in the air up to 7 cm on a very windy day without damage to it's stucture.  There are two resturants located inside it.  In French, the tower is called la Tour Eiffel.

I love buildings!  I would love to see this some day.

Au revoir!  That's French for Good Bye!
CJ

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