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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Snapping to Circuits

A great bonus to homeschooling is the flexibility that it allows. I had no idea that we would turn our attention to electricity this week, but mid-week Toby rediscovered a Christmas gift, Snap Circuits, from his closet shelf. I tried in vain several times this summer to spark in the boys an interest in building circuits, but suddenly Toby is taken with the idea, building circuits in every spare moment. It is a good thing that there 300 projects to build!

He is identifying his letters and numbers as he carefully duplicates the circuit patterns in the book, not to mention that he must sequence the parts together in the correct order. It is a great exercise, even if it isn't one of the kindergarten activities I planned for him this week.

Image and science toy from


Beth said...

Benjamin got this same set for Christmas this past year, also. He loves the set, also. It's awesome to watch them enjoy building something and seeing the fruit of their labor work.

Mrs. Edwards said...

Isn't it fun? Tobias enjoys making the propeller and the sound-activated space sounds. We made the AM radio together, but it didn't excite him as much as the simpler projects.

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