Thursday, June 23, 2011

How many homeschoolers does it take to change a lightbulb?

Just this morning I received this email through one of our homeschooling e-loops, so after asking permission from Dr Frank Muller, here is a real funny for you to enjoy!

How many homeschoolers does it take to change a light bulb?

Before commencing, mom contacts the Pestalozzi Trust to see if it is legal to change a light bulb without registering with the provincial department of education.

She then contacts the Homeschooling Yahoo group to see if there is enough interest to have a field day to watch the changing of the light bulb.

The Forum then debates whether this is a homeschooling or an unschooling type of activity.

Then, mom checks three books on electricity out of the library, then the kids make models of light bulbs, read a
biography of Thomas Edison and do a skit based on his life.

Next, everyone studies the history of lighting methods, wrapping up with dipping their own candles.
Next, everyone takes a trip to the store where they compare types of light bulbs as well as prices and figure out how much change they´ll get if they buy two bulbs for R10.95 and pay with a R50 bill.

On the way home, a discussion develops over the history of money and also conservation, as there is a lion picture on the R50 bill.

Finally, after building a homemade ladder out of branches dragged from the woods, the light bulb is installed.

And there is light.

So the answer is: Not less than 5.

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