Tuesday, October 19, 2010

How does a homeschooler change a light bulb?

I read this at CurrClick's new blog, and it totally cracked me up:

So...how does a homeschooler change a light bulb??

First, mom checks three books on electricity out of the library, then the kids make models of light bulbs, read a biography of Thomas Edison and create a lapbookbased on his life.

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

Next, everyone takes a trip to the store where they compare types of light bulbs as well as prices and figure outhow 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 the history of money and also Abraham Lincoln, as his picture is on the five dollar bill.

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

And there is light.

Ha!  Do you love that or what? 

The above is part of this week's science related blog-hop and giveaway, so head on over to read the original post if you are interested in participating.


Jamie said...

HOW CUTE,but true.

Tracey said...

I love it! :)

Michelle said...

Except for the homemade ladder, I can see you doing all that with your boys and having a ball!