Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Just Snappy

For Science this homeschooling year, we are doing something a bit different.

No curriculum plans here.

I gave each boy a permanent marker and the Home Science Tools catalog and let them go hog wild choosing anything that looked interesting to them.  They had to circle it and identify it as their interest.

What an interesting experiment.

What an expensive experiment.

They happily chose over $400 worth of stuff.

Of course, I didn't buy $400 worth of stuff. Yet.

But I bought at least one kit of interest for each kid.  My plan is to do Science once a week on Wednesdays. We'll choose a different kit and work on it for as long as needed.

Well, one rainy afternoon I caved.  I gave in.

My 11 year old needed something to do.

Out came one of his choices.

Batteries not included.

He built

He connected.

He wired.

He played.

He produced electricity.

He propelled.

He experimented.

He created.

He learned.

He did this for over 3 hours straight at the dining room table.

Highly recommend!
The Lunch Lady


Anonymous said...

Do you have a link for that catalog?

BTW - Cuisenaire is having a sale on a bunch of their science stuff right now. >:)

The Lunch Lady said...

Hi! The link IS there!