Daily Archives: September 27, 2014

Quo Vadis? Using the Leverage of Science Wisely

By Nathaniel Saylor

“Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth.” – Archimedes

A few weeks before the start of the IMG_1149school year a score of students are sawing, filing, glueing, constructing.  They are building trebuchets – a medieval war engine – on a small scale.  Archimedes was moved to make his boast of moving the Earth when he uncovered and described the secrets of the lever.  Mastery of different kinds of levers led eventually to the trebuchet.  So at Trebuchet Camp, the boys are learning one of the ways science evolved from its beginnings in ancient Greece to more complex technological applications in 14th century Europe. Continue reading Quo Vadis? Using the Leverage of Science Wisely