Friday, August 13, 2010

Download N Go Review~~Roller Coasters

**This study was provided to me for review from Download N Go**

This was our first time using Download N Go Unit studies.  They are written by Amanda Bennett and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.

We are starting our 5th year of homeschooling.  NEVER in our time of homeschooling have our children asked to start school.  But when they saw what we were going to be covering they were completely excited.  Not only did they grab their workbooks and get their basic studies done, they did them all well.  I have it planned that we do basics during the morning hours and then the "fun" stuff after lunch!    Before Download N Go school was boring, tedious and the same each day. 

Here is a little of what the week looks like with Roller Coasters:

  • DAY 1 What is a Roller coaster

  • DAY 2 The History of Roller coasters

  • DAY 3 People and Places of Roller Coasters

  • DAY 4 Science Secrets of Roller Coasters and Rides

  • DAY 5 Goodies and Gadgets of Roller Coasters
Roller Coasters was full of fun activities...not only for the kids but for me as well.  Who ever thought I'd be teaching...and the kids would be learning physics??? 

There is notebooking pages with something for each age. 

Our daughter has Auditory Processing Disorder, she learned SO much from this study...and retained it!
Our son is very analytical and LOVED this study.  He wanted to do more and more.

There are very neat videos throughout the study for us to watch.  They are already found for you and linked right in the study.  As well as a list of library books!  How fun and easy this is!

Then there is a lapbook to create.  Since there will be many lapbooks made this year we bought some scrapbooks for them to complete their lapbooks in.  That way they are all in the same location.  There are even page protectors so keep all their hard work safe. 
I like to finish our week with something fun for everyone.  Since we couldn't afford to go and ride a roller coaster we brought something just as fun in the house.  We made Twinkie roller coaster cars.  We started with the items in the above picture.

Andrew and his roller coaster car.

Hannah's roller coaster car.

Katrina's roller coaster car.

WHAT FUN we had this week.  Download N Go makes homeschooling and teaching your children so easy and SO much fun!! Click on the Download N Go link to see the blog tour of this awsome study.  You can go HERE and purchase it or have a look around at these cool studies.  If you want to know more about homeschooling there is also a lot of information on this website.  OR just ask me!


Kelly said...

Looks like you had tons of fun doing the DNG's!

Karen said...

Twinkie Roller Coasters???? Awesome!! I wish I had thought of that when we did this. Fun!!

Elinette said...

How fun! I love how you explained the ways the unit met the needs of each of your children. Way to go! I'll be posting my review tomorrow night. :)

Jodi said...

Looks like fun. I would love to try this one with my boys.