Friday, June 3, 2011

Concrete Company Field Trip

We were invited by some friends to visit a concrete factory this morning.  We learned that concrete is the glue that holds the sand, rocks and water together to form cement.  The kids were given a chance to mix up some cement. 

Adding sand

Adding the sand, rocks, cement and water.

the finished product

The finished product with fence posts added.

The three amigos were given tee shirts as souvenirs.

three  participants

    cement truck filling up

Here a cement truck is being filled.

 concrete truck unloadingThis is the concrete truck unloading the “glue” (concrete). 

It was a short field trip but very fun.  The kids also learned how to get the truck drivers to honk……pumping your arm with a closed fist!