First, 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 $1.99 and pay
with a five dollar bill.
On the way home, a discussion develops over the history of
money and also Abraham
Lincoln, as his picture is on the five dollar bill.
Finally, after building
a homemade ladder out of branches dragged from the woods,
the light bulb is installed.
And there is light.
No less than 5.
1 person to contact HSDLA to see if there is a legal loop
hole to change a lightbulb without first asking the local department
1 person to contact the co-op to see if there is enough interest
to have a field day to watch the changing of the lightbulb.
1 person to form a committee to determine whether this is
a homeschooling or unschooling type activity.
2 people to actually go out to the store and purchase the
lightbulb (this should ideally be a 2nd grader and their parent
so that the parent can explain about the price per unit item
as well as point out the differences in wattage).