Writing ~ Home Learning

For home learning, I chose to inquire onto wheels. I decided to write about wheels because i think it made a big impact on everyone’s lives; convenient, it helped invent pottery, etc. I used many different sources to find my info like:

*Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel)

*Smithsonian (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/a-salute-to-the-wheel-31805121/)

*Ancient Origins (http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-technology/revolutionary-invention-wheel-001713)  

*autoevolution (https://www.autoevolution.com/news/history-of-the-wheel-7334.html)

I found out that the wheel originated from Mesopotamia, and it was made in the Roman Empire (3500 BC). People didn’t have as good materials as they do now so the wheels were made out of wood, stone, and a little bit of metal.

There are many positives of the old wheel, and the new wheel. I decided to write about the old wheel since there are many differences between them. I wrote that it works, it helped invent pottery (Pottery wheel), and it inspired people to create fun things like ferris wheels. It also helped invent fun things for pets like hamster wheels!

There are not many negatives of the old wheel. I couldn’t find or think of anything else, so I wrote that it could cause deforestation (Because of cutting down trees and most vehicles need 4/2 wheels.) and relating to that, it would waste some materials.

The first vehicle was a chariot. In 3500 BC, the wheel wasn’t used like regular wheels like how we use them today. They were first served as a potter’s wheel (Pottery). In 3200 BC, people finally got the idea to use the wheel to transport people around the place. They were used by the army for hunting, and racing, and of course transportation. The people that were involved was the army, the Europeans (They are one of the first to make the wheel), the Egyptians (They were also one of the first to make the wheel).

The wheel helped inspire people and inventors to make something more of the wheel, like ferris wheels and water wheels. It helps many people in many ways and makes our lives even easier.

One thought on “Writing ~ Home Learning

  • May 15, 2018 at 11:43 am

    wish:i wish that you can put the website of your slide in this blog post so people can see
    star: i really like you put the website you used to find out the weel
    star:i really like what there is a lot of details, its very neat.

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