Sunday, March 23, 2014

Who doesn't love LEGOS!

Legos are a perfect base for MANY homeschool work!
You can teach fractions with legos. You can learn scale and scope by building with legos. You can learn colors and count with legos. You can work on your reading with lego by following directions in the instruction manuals or books. You can learn about simple machines with legos.
You can create your own simple machine just playing around.
You can buy a lego kit and do the simple machines lesson included and then branch out from that.
You can go online and find some directions to simple machines using legos.
You can join a lego group and learn to build lego machines.
What is a simple machine you ask? I need to know to better help my child, etc.
A simple machine is a non-motorized device that changes the direction or magnitude of a force. In general, a simple machine can be defined as one of the simplest mechanisms that provide mechanical advantage.
They are a great way to incorporate science for kids into your homeschool! Kids feel like they are playing but they are not! They are learning AND playing!
And if you are new to legos, they are like potato chips....your kids cannot just stop at 1. My boys have TONS of legos and even at 16 and 17, they still play with them! Legos ROCK!

Happy Homeschooling!

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