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Leonardo da Vinci's Robots


Leonardo da Vinci's Robots
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.59

     challenging words:    posh, theatrical, sketch, electronic, mechanism, operate, entertainment, additional, rediscovered, design, planes, automobile, ringer, works, court, died

Leonardo da Vinci's Robots
By Sharon Fabian

1     For years after Leonardo da Vinci died, many of his notebooks were lost. Then, they were rediscovered in modern times. The discovery of the notebooks stirred up a renewed interest in Leonardo's inventions.
2     One of his notebooks contained a sketch of a cart with wheels. The cart was low to the ground and had three wheels. Scientists, artists, engineers, and creative people of all kinds were fascinated with the drawing. It was not a cart meant to be pulled by horses or by people. It appeared to be a cart that was meant to move on its own.
3     Many people hypothesized that it was a design for an automobile. After all, Leonardo was already known for his sketches of planes and helicopters. It made sense that he would have been interested in a vehicle for traveling over land too.
4     Scientists began to try to figure out how Leonardo's cart worked. They studied every detail of his drawings. They read and reread his notes. They tried to build a model of the cart. The more they studied and experimented, the more the scientists began to see that there must be something more to Leonardo's cart than what met the eye.

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