Did you know Canada.. I wanted to look at another Canadian invention today – the IMAX!! Canadians Graeme Ferguson, Roman Kroitor, Robert Kerr, and William C. Shaw developed the IMAX system in 1968. IMAX is a motion picture film format and a set of proprietary cinema projection standards, IMAX increases the resolution of the image by using a much larger film frame. IMAX theatre construction also differs significantly from conventional theatres. The increased resolution allows the audience to be much closer to the screen. You’ve probably been to a few different style of IMAX screens. ‘Avatar: An IMAX 3D Experience’ is the all-time highest grossing IMAX release; the worldwide IMAX box office total for the film climbed to more than $220 million since the movie’s launch in December 2009. Very exciting and a great Canadian invention Read more →
Did you know Canada.. Our friends at DK Canada have an awesome promotion going on this month: What Did You Make on March Break – where they are asking parents to submit photos of what their kids (ages 3-14) make on March Break! This can include a craft, painting, cooking – whatever your guys are working on this March Break. DK Canada also has an awesome selection of books to help with inspiration for “what to do with the kids?”, check out their March Break Survival Boutique.
This week our family tried the Alien Robot Kit that’s part of the DK Canada March Break Survival Boutique. We’ve learned some amazing stuff about physics, mechanics, forces, and motion while creating these awesome robots!
It was a great family activity while we checked out the whole book, the boys each got to pick a robot to make, Dad showed us all about putting wires together – it was the first time we’ve ever done something like that and the boys were in awe!
I love the re-usability factor of the book too, it shows you how to take everything apart so you can make more alien robots and the pieces are sturdy enough that it can handle being used and reused.
The March Break creations will be judged by our Craft Guru Extraordinaire Jane Bull, author of Make It, Made by Me and the upcoming Stitch By Stitch. The winning entry wins a signed Jane Bull collection and a $150 DK shopping spree!!!! Enter today and entries will be posted on cn.dk.com and on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DKCanada Good luck!!