Monday, March 9, 2009

Homeschool Physics Fun

I'm an eclectic homeschooler at heart. I've tried Classical education, Textbooks and other methods. Seriously, I just want to load my kids in the van and take a field trip whenever I feel like it.

My kids complained recently that we just don't go anywhere like we used to. One of my teens said, "Remember the time we drove to Grandma's and had to stop at a thrift shop because we didn't pack anything?" Honestly it was loads of fun! We woke up at 7am and left the house at 8. Those were the good old days.

Now that I'm old (my kids keep reminding me), I have to PLAN times to be spontaneous. Next month we are going to go to Six Flags "on a whim."Six Flags in Arlington (Dallas/FtWorth area) is hosting Physics day on April 17th. We are going to make a science lesson out of riding roller coasters. Now that's my kind of homeschooling!

Download this free workbook appropriate for high school kids. It includes schematics of different rides, problems to solve and more! Woohoo!


T. Anne said...

I homeschool too. Spontaneous field trips are the best. I love teaching my kids through living (when I'm not teaching through mostly A Beka ;)

Jennifer said...

I love your heart for spontaneous outbursts! Going to Grandma's, but stopping at the thrift shop first... now, that's a classic.

Have fun at the amusement park. What a great way to teach a lesson they'll always remember!

Lori said...

Does the physics also explain why people throw up on these rides. Just wondered how deep this went:) I'm sure you'll have a blast learning some hands on physics!

God's Not Finished With Us Yet... said...

LOL....Lori's comments always bring me to chuckle out loud.

I found your blog from a friends and wanted to check it out. I have been trying to limit my time online but have struggled because some of my favorite blogs are just super tempting to resist the urge to read. UGH!

My sister homeschooled her two kids up through the 6th grade. I've never had what it takes to do this yet I find myself doing it this year for my kindergartner. I am so clueless it's not even funny. (Long story).

Your blog is great and I love your design.

Sarah Cecilia

Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

I agree with your kids. It's the spontaneous trips that are the best. We don't take as many as we used to either.