Series Title: Reading Rainbow
Walking through his village, a young African boy uses his wits to search for scraps of wire to make his very own "Galimoto".
Viewers are shown how something as common and uncomplicated as wire can be used to create complicated and interesting things. LeVar interviews a wire artist that makes sculptures from wire, a circus family who does high wire acts without a net, and he takes the longest tramway in the world - which, by coincidence, moves on a cable wire.
Authors: Karen Lynn Williams
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Use this episode to further enhance your curriculum.
Science Concepts: experimentation, assessing wire strength, ductile nature of wire, building a model.
Math Concepts: geometric shapes, problem solving, linear measurement, size.
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Ideal for Grades: K -4
Duration: 30 minutes
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