A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
Our Unit this month is on inventions. We've studied a little about levers and fulcrums, inclined planes, wheels, and now we're looking at gears. We looked over the gears of bicycles and how they work--the kids loved turning the bikes upside down and pushing the pedals to watch the gears! It was especially cool when Josh changed gears while the littles pushed the pedals and we could see all them work together.... After we took our time looking at bicycles, we put our newfound knowledge to work: We made a working mechanical clock! I found this at the gift shop of the Jordan's Children's Museum and it is the coolest thing! It's in pieces with directions to fit all the gears together. After you've got it together, you wind up the back, give the pendulum at the back a little push, and watch it go! Every 15 minutes the bell rings. We really enjoyed that and the kids were so proud that they put together a real clock! :)
Who Am I?
As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
by Dan Brown
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