Sunday, March 20, 2011

Download N Go Review~~Kite Capers

This study was given to me by Download N Go in exchange for my honest review.

Nothing says spring time like kids running through the field flying kites.  Our children love to fly kites.  I remember getting a kite each year growing up.  We had a great week learning about all things kites.  But not only that we had a week full of all things wind, weather and Wright!

Our week went something like this:

Day 1: What Is a Kite?
We learned about all the different types of kites.  Who knew there were so many?  I certainly didn't.  Did you know NASA uses them?  We talked about all the different ways the Bible mentioned wind.  We located over 20 verses in the Bible that talked about wind.  I know there are more, but what a fun journey through Scripture that was.

Day 2: The History of Kites
 Today we learned where the kite was invented.  We made our own mini kites (someday I'll remember to take pictures). We read some really interesting books on kites in China.  Now they make some really beautiful kites.

Day 3: Kite People and Places
Today we went over Ben Franklin and Alexander Graham Bell.  There was much more to today's study but we got a little hung up on them.  That's what I love about Download N Go.  It's not imperative you do everyday all the way through.  Do what works for your family.

Day 4: Science Secrets of Kites
The day we've been waiting for SCIENCE day!!  We learned what wind was.  Which fit in perfect because it was a very windy day today.  We also learned about clouds.  We got many books from the library about clouds and weather.  This has become Hannah's favorite subject recently.  She is reading all the books she can about weather.

We made an Anemometer!! (again I'm sorry there were no pictures!) It looked something like this.

I got this picture from a website.
Day 5: Goodies and Gadgets of Kites
Today we learned how to say "kite" in 4 different languages.  Did you know there is a national kite month?  Neither did we....until now.  We were going to wrap up our week with some cute kite cupcakes...but I've been sick and we never got to it.  We will do it!!

Download n Go is available for $7.95 from the website.  These units are so educational.  You can stick to the day to day or spread them out like we tend to do.  They are a great stand alone study or and addition to your current curriculum.

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