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Order Number: 126.0074
: It’s amazing how something as common and uncomplicated as wire can be used to create complicated and interesting things.
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
Field Trip Segments
Wire for Art - LeVar investigates how something common and uncomplicated as wire can be used to create complicated and interesting things. LeVar introduces viewers to a wire artist who creates sculptures out of wire and she talks about how she does her work.
Wire for Travel - LeVar travels to Sandia Peak tramway in Albuquerque, NM and tells how the cable moves the tramway up the mountain
Wire for the Circus - LeVar visits Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus. The Quiros family does a high wire act without a net and talk about their relationship between the wire and each other.
Review Books: The Little Pigs' Puppet Book by N. Cameron Watson; Look At This by Harlow Rockwell; My First Activity Book by Angela Wilkes
Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance and c) campus or building closed circuit.
Ideal for Grades: K -4
Duration: 30 minutes
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