How Does A Homeschooler Change A Lightbulb?

March 25, 2008

First, mom checks three books on electricity out of the library, then the kids make models of light bulbs out of sugar cubes and wire (because you can build anything out of sugar cubes and wire), read a biography of Thomas Edison and do a skit based on his life.

Next, everyone studies the history of lighting methods, wrapping up with dipping their own candles.

Then, everyone takes a trip to the store where they compare types of light bulbs, as well as prices, and figure out how much change they’ll get if they buy two bulbs for $1.99 and pay with a five dollar bill.

On the way home, a discussion develops over money, and the mom has everyone figure out what coins and bills the cashier gave her based on logic.

Finally, after building a ladder constructed out of branches is dragged from the woods, the light bulb is installed.


One Response to “How Does A Homeschooler Change A Lightbulb?”

  1. Meagan said

    Pretty much sounds like the way We homeschool! we are actually taking a course in Geriatric
    by visiting our Grandma in an Assited Living Place!

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