The Smallest Ships

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TheSmallestShips Myauntmakestinymodelshipsinbottles.AuntMidoricopiesreal woodensailingshipsfromlongago.Theseshipshavetallpolescalled maststhatholdupthesails.AuntMidorisaysthatworkingonamodel shipisherwayofvisitingthepast. Beforemyauntmakesanymodel, shereadsaboutthereal-lifeship. Shealsolooksatphotosand drawingsofit. Thenshemakesthemodelship. Manypeoplemakeshipsfroma store-boughtkit.Youjustfollow theinstructionsandgluethepiecestogether.However,myauntlikesto makeherownpieces.Sheuseswood,paper,cloth,string,andthread. AuntMidorimakesthewholeshipoutsideofthebottle.Thismeans thatshehastofitaship,withitstallmasts,throughthenarrowneckof aglassbottle.Howshedoesthisistotallyamazing!Shedoesn'ttake thebottleapart.Shedoesn’ttaketheshipapart.Whatisthesecret? Iwouldn’tbelieveitifIhadn’tseenit.AuntMidorimakesthemastsso theyfolddownflatagainstthemainpartoftheship.Shetiesstrong threadtothemasts.Thensheslidestheflattenedshipintothebottle throughtheopenbottleneck.Whentheshipisinsidethebottle,she pullsatthethreadstoraisethemasts. Nowthatmyauntissogoodatmakingshipsinbottles,she’slooking foranotherchallenge.Shewantstobuildanevensmallermodelship. Thenshewantstogetthatshipintoalightbulb.Now,that’swhatIcall abrightidea! ™ ©AdvancedAssessmentSystems/LinkIt!Duplicationisrestrictedtolicenseesonly.

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