Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Beyond Co-op: Thomas Edison #5

Our last co-op with Thomas Edison.  We had some last minute changes due to sickness.  I love the flexibility of this group.  I love how God helps us to work out the details.  It has been a sweet thing to be a part of this group!  
 One of our teens took over the teaching responsibilities for her mom!  Isn't that neat?  She did a great job too!
 More science lessons on the atom - protons, neutrons and electrons.
 They each had different elements to work with to apply what was being taught.
 We also learned about phosphorous.  Some neat videos helped to explain things to the kids.  You can check them out here.  We looked at 1, 2 and 14.
 The next part of the lesson was on economics - price comparisons and shopping.  They kids worked in small groups and had flyers from a couple of stores noting sales on various things.  They also had a shopping list.  They needed to determine which store had the best deals!  What a great life lesson!

 OK, this photo just made me smile.  At one point, Joshua had his plate on the counter and someone thought it was the serving plate due to the number of eggs on it!  LOL  He does enjoy the things that are "free" and those are much kinder to his body as well.
 I missed some of the explanation of this one so hopefully one of my friends will correct me if I mess this one up.  They talked about how electricity was conducted and demonstrated it by passing paper balls along a chain of kids.
 The last part of the class was a project that our sweet teen was doing for Civil Air Patrol.  She led the kids in making small cars from Styrofoam.  
 They used balloons as a means of propulsion.  They loved seeing these move along the driveway!

As always, another fun day!

Please see my other post below this one if you are local!!!  We have a play this week-end that we would love to have you attend!  It's going to be a lot of fun!


The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood

This is what has occupied our week.  It is a really fun play!  I hope some of you will be able to come!

Springs Christian Theatre Presents . . .

by Mary Lynn Dobson
A comedy about humility, loyalty and true friendship.
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

Friday, April 15, 3 PM & 7 PM
Saturday, April 16, 1 PM and 5 PM

to be held at Colonial Baptist Church in Colonial Corners 
6051 Tryon Road
Cary, NC 27518-9316
Over 40 local homeschooled students grades K-12 perform this two act play

Tickets on sale through the Colonial Baptist Church website on a first-come, first-served basis, Wednesday March 30 through Friday, April 15 at noon.  Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door, cash only.
Purchase Your Tickets HERE: