Many moons ago, I attended an Engineering Information Day at a University. Engineering Professors introduced the world of engineering to a large hall packed with senior high school students. The presentation about the field of engineering floored me. The precise designs and calculations that go into built structures like bridges, buildings, etc boggled my mind; they still do. And to think this is just one small part of engineering!  

I knew it was a world I could never be a part of. I just wasn’t that way inclined; I’m anything but precise and mathematics is not my strong suit.

My father is an engineer. I think that engineering ability skipped a generation. I wonder if it will resurface in my children’s generation.


Here’s this week’s favourite Instagram.


Building and playing with marble runs is the fodder of budding engineers. Here are some other great engineering plays from last week’s weekly Kids’ Co-op:


 July 2012

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Pauline Pauline & Lessons Learnt Journal is all about life with kids. Pauline is an Aussie mum and teacher who shares her love for play, math games, writing and reading activities. She believes that #playmatters, values curiosity & wonder, wisdom, obedience and respect. She also needs naps. When not blogging, she may be found virtually hoarding on Pinterest, trying to decide which Instagram filter to apply, or compulsively refreshing her Facebook feed.