During Lubbock Junior Academy’s third quarter, LJA students have been learning about a true Renaissance man. He was a famous inventor, artist, scientist, engineer, Sculptor, anatomist, biologist, musician, architect, and so much more. There is only one man who fits that description, and he was, Leonardo DaVinci.

On Friday, March 9, we went to the Science Spectrum to see replicas of DaVinci’s famous paintings, inventions and actually build a bridge based on his designs. It was easy to see that DaVinci was the ultimate multi-tasker. Our students were also able to manipulate and handle some of his different machine inventions. These machines were built utilizing the materials and techniques of 15th Century Italy.

We were able to see replications of his codices; tiny notebooks of categorized drawings and writings on a multitude of subjects. Our students were particularly interested in the high definition reproductions of the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. The exhibit was a feast for our student’s curious sprit. This gave all of us some fascinating insight into what our human minds can do.