When I first began homeschooling, one of the main things I knew was that my son needed hands-on learning activities. He is very much a kinesthetic learner, and really wants to experience learning by doing
This is not my main learning style, and I was at a loss as to how to do hands-on learning things! I wish I had known about Pitsco Education back then. It would have saved us all a lot of grief. Rather than sit with written work, Nick could have done a lot more projects.
Basically Pitsco offers all kinds of items that you can use to create a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities to suit your curriculum needs. For example, we reviewed the Trebuchet & Catapult Pack. Many of the project kits are so affordable, compared to what I would have expected. (The cost for this set is $21.95 and it includes a Trebuchet Kit, Catapult Kit, Mass Plates, and Seige Machines book).
For this, I let Nick take the lead. Watch the video to hear what he thought:
They had so much fun and Nick reviewed quite a lot, while Em learned all about how these machines work.
We could have used these in conjunction with our Mystery of History, or Math…or Science curriculums this year. Because Nick was excited when we got this, he went ahead and built it…for a fun homeschool day. This was great in itself and we ended up having loads of impromptu lessons in gravity and the Renaissance.
I really recommend browsing through Pitsco Education’s homeschool department. They have kits in such a variety of hands on stuff–science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The packs, such as Robotic Packs include pretty much everything you need to complete a project. (You may need some glue and common tools)
Nick really handled everything about building these. And he loved every minute of it. I should have found this company a LONG time ago!
I usually wouldn’t recommend curriculum for Christmas gifts…but this is an exception!
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I received Pitsco Education’s Trebuchet & Catapult Pack through the TOS Crew for review purposes. I have given my honest opinion.