Inclines and raceways from inexpensive gutters

Again, an idea from Designs for Living and Learning, which had the accompanying blurb (p.139):

“Inexpensive gutters can be purchased at any hardware store and cut into various lengths for versatile uses, such as building inclines and raceways. Here the gutter has been attached to a rope with a pulley. The children use this setup to negotiate the movement of a ball inside the gutter as they pull it up with the rope and pulley. It’s a tricky and engaging task, and with practice they construct the understandings they need to be successful.”


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This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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