Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Simple Machines...finally plugging along

Our most recent science unit began with my son wanting to figure out how zip lines worked, so I figured that it would be a good way to tackle simple machines. So we started with pulleys and got through it pretty quickly. Then mommy took a nice spring break before starting to learn the other machines.

And yes, mommy did have to read up and relearn all sorts of great stuff. In fact, that's a hidden bonus to homeschooling--relearning stuff that you forget a long time ago. Did you know that there are 6 simple machines? Or that a zip line is a movable pulley? I didn't until a couple of weeks ago. That information was long filed away in the no longer pertinent file. Now the trick is to see how long we can both retain this stuff :p

K...editing this post to say that i got smart and figured out how to combine the printouts into two files and I found a better way to share files. The first file has the worksheets and the other one has all the answer keys and you can get the links in this post


  1. Great worksheets! I love relearning along the way too! :)

  2. I can't wait to "really" start homeschooling!!!! Please keep your blog up for at least the next 16 years!?!

  3. Aww...thanks you guys! And Heather, I'm hoping that by the time you start homeschooling, i might have my act sort of together and be a regular blogger ;)