This week, 4th and 5th grade classes are reading the biography of Soichiro Honda, who started the Honda Motor Company. Honda: the boy who dreamed of cars by Mark Weston is an inspiring story that fits in well with Grade 4’s unit about technology and Grade 5’s current unit about energy.
When Soichiro was seven years old, he saw a car for the first time. He determined then that he would learn how cars worked and would build them in the future. His lifelong perseverance and commitment to making his dream come true is a great example for all of us.
BIFS library is not promoting the purchase of Honda products, but we were fascinated by this advertisement showing a Rube Goldberg machine using the parts of a Honda Accord:
We also watched this Honda advertisement about technology which shows the Honda robot ASIMO:
Mr Lea (Grade 4 teacher) also shared this amazing Rube Goldberg music video: