Famous Inventors: A Techie Homeschool Mom Review

Since the internet and Youtube came on the scene, the possibilities in education have exploded.  When my son asks me about the difference between wasps and bees, I don't have to know for sure because I can just look up a description of both on the internet. Easy!  Online resources are such a huge part of our every day learning now that as parents and teachers, we must be willing and able to navigate them effectively.  My educational approach certainly features more offline work, but utilizing studies like this one are what you need to harmonize the two methods.  Today we are reviewing the Famous Inventors Online Unit Study from Techie Homeschool Mom where we learned about all different kinds of inventors and their inventions, while trying our hand at making our own.  



What We Received:

We received unlimited access (across any/all devices) to Techie Homeschool Mom's Famous Inventors Online Unit Study.  It is recommended for mid-elementary to middle school aged children that can read and navigate the internet, but younger students can participate with assistance.  As the title suggests, this study is all online and was built on the platform Teachable.  I have taken other courses on Teachable so the format was familiar with the self-paced approach.  Each slide and section is accessible at any time - much like a power point file, but it does allow you to track when you have completed a section and tracks a completion percentage.  It is super easy to use and stay organized within each study.  The study contains 10 sections, each section covering a single inventor.  Within each section, you will find text, videos, sometimes quizzes and various links that facilitate an exploration of the life and inventions of each inventor.  At the end of each section is a project for the kids to complete that relates to a particular inventor.  The inventors, along with the recommended project in this study covers include:
  • Archimedes - Archimedes' Screw
  • Galileo - Telescope
  • Leonardo da Vinci - Parachute
  • Alexander Graham Bell - Cup and String Phone
  • James Watt - Model Steam Engine
  • Charles Babbage - Binary Coding
  • Nikola Tesla - Drawing Power Poles
  • Johannes Gutenberg - Desktop Printing Press
  • Wright Brothers - Paper Airplanes
  • Steve Job - Computer Dissection 
How We Used It:

My son (8) and daughter (5) almost always want to see or try out whatever resource the other one is using so I had them both sit down and watch the videos together.  The quizzes were straightforward enough that they could do them together. The kids really enjoyed recognizing the first few inventors from other books and things they have learned other places.  We usually waited to do the projects until Mr. Butler got home because #1 he's really good at that kind of thing and #2 he loves that part of homeschooling!  


Project: Build a Telescope





Project: Computer Disection




What We Thought:

Everything was well-organized and easy to use.  The supplies and instructions for the projects were clear.  My kids LOVE doing projects with dad so they had a great time.  From an educational and lesson planning perspective, just knowing that Techie Homeschool Mom exists opens up some great options for the future.  We are always looking for a simpler way to introduce our students to content without it requiring even more work on the parents part.  While there is heavy involvement on the projects (namely because of my kids' young ages), everything else can be very hands-off.  Since a lot of the curriculum  and resources that we use require plenty of parent/teacher guidance, it is nice to supplement with a unit study like this where most of the preparation is already done.

Social Media Links: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/techiehomeschoolmom/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TechieHSmom
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/TechieHSmom/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGI-La5pBP4oFnd9DCRCdVg
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/techiehomeschoolmom/

We loved this program and could see all of Techie Homeschool Mom's studies being a great resource when planning your curriculum.  Click below and read what other families had to say about some of the other unit studies!

Solar, Ancients and Famous People Unit Studies {Techie Homeschool Mom Reviews}
Crew Disclaimer

Comments

Labels

Relationships Writing Reading TOSReviewCrew motherhood Education Healthy Living healthy perspective Gratitude Reviews Creativity Hard Work book review Attitude Jude Comparisons Emotion HSReview Love planning Expectations HSReviewCrew Exercise Patience Positive Thinking Pregnancy Thanksgiving life is hard Choices Contentment Fear Pain go outside nature Elementary Math Food Prayer Pride differences literature new music reading program Art Bible Study Control Fun Gardening Learning Memoria Press Self Control Stress holidays joy language arts math Christian homeschooling Criticism Decisions Fall Finances Giving Up Grace Herbs Music November Priorities Strong-Willed Child Success Technology The Herb Garden art curriculum family time freedom learn to read online learning pictures resolutions Birthdays Boundaries Depression Goals Nature's Sunshine Negativity Perfection Project Feedback Sports Trust Weight-Loss children's books homeschooling planners respect science time American History Appreciation Assumptions Beauty Blessed Childbirth Christian education Cleaning Communication December Friends Gift Idea Girls Giveaway Homeschool Lifestyle Homeschool Math Household update Math Worksheets Mindfulness Mr. Butler Non-Toxic Tempera Paint October Reset Phonics Recipes Selfishness Summer The Old Schoolhouse Unit studies What really matters Worry audio drama authenticity childhood classical education cooking creative outlet faith and family grammar handwriting homeschool art literature curriculum loss math practice mental health motivation reading comprehension submission truth 2016 2018 Accepting Adulthood Advent Apologia Being Ready BibleStudy Christian books for kids Compromise Consistency Facebook Failure Family Update Fighting Get Up and Garden GratiTuesday Habits Hands on Heirloom Audio Homeschool Hesitations Homeschool Math Online Imagination Kids Math Lessons Math help Moderation No nonsense Peace Printable worksheets Simplify Snow Spasm Living Together Treehouse Adventures Valentine's Day Works for Me Year Round Schooling art education art supplies baby building healthy families celebrating chaos copywork cursive disagreeing do better friendship geography group dynamics handwriting practice handwriting worksheets happy birthday home homeschool curriculum for science hope kwik stix language arts curriculum let them play makeadifference poetry politics reality check scheduling seasons skills social media spelling tempera paint vacation wisdom 2015 2019 2020 ABC Books ADHD Addiction Adolescence April Beginning Bible Bible Stories Bible Study Curriculum Bible Study for Kids By the Way Books Carole P. Roman Critical Thinking Curriculum Death Dyslexia Elementary Homeschool Courses Engineering Extroversion Faith Frisbee Golf Frustration Getting Things Done God God's Will GrapevineStudy Guilt High School Math Hiking History Homeschool Adventure Homeschool Math Courses Humility Hurry Importance Influence Introvert Lap book Latin Laughter Maintenance Math Curriculum Mess Free Middle School Math Molly Green Momentum Moving Needs Opposites Play Preparation Preschool Curriculum Productive Parenting Proverbs STEM Saying No Schoolhouse Magazine Scripture Sculpture Self-reflection Spring Suffering Support Traditions Zoo active learning active listening anger animals anxiety art for kids artistic pursuits audio book audio books baseball be different book series books budget busy camping classical curriculum community conflict crafty classroom creation science creative writing devotional discoveries do hard things dogs easier way elementary practice worksheets elementary science encouragement entertainment focus on the family homeschool Spanish homeschool crafts homeschool resources honesty horse girls intentional parenting judgement judging kindness learn Spanish learning lifestyle living on purpose math activities math seeds media mercy music appreciation new normal new year no mess online classes online math organization outside parenthood penmanship piano preschool pressure printables radio drama radio theater reading eggs relationship with God school year science curriculum self-discipline sensitivity siblings sign language simpleabundance slow down spanish for kids state history the writing spot transcripts travel books for kids worksheets writing prompt 2010 30 39 4th of July 8 weeks A Little Princess ACTÍVA ADD Abuse Acapella Adult Literacy Affiliate Links Aldens Algebra Allergies Amazon Applesauce Apps Audio Missionary Drama Ben Folds Bible Action Figures Bible Curriculum Bible Printables Bible Summary Sheets Biblical Worldview Bill Cosby Birth Stories Brinkman Adventures Building CTCMath Calculus CelluClay Channies Charlotte Mason Children's Bible Children's Stories Christian Christian audio Christian audio drama Christian books Christian language arts Classical Rhetoric Code Education Comic Book Bible Comprehension Convenience Courage Date night Dave Stotts David C Cook Day and Night Decorating Despicable Me Diapers Doing Good Drive Thru History Dusty's Trail ELA worksheets ESL Earth Science Elementary Curriculum Elf English curriculum Essential Oils Essential Skills Advantage Eternity Exaggerating Excuses Exhaustion Fast Drying Favorites Focus Freebies G A Henty G.A. Henty Geometry George Herbert God schooling God's glory Golden Sunrise Good Deals Grapevine Study Gross Hannah Elise Haydn Healthy November Challenge Herb Talk Hey Mama Holiday Holiday gifts Holy Spirit Homeschool Parent Support Homeschool Planners Homeschool Science House IEW IXL Ideas Inspiration Inventors Jewel Box Theatre John Mayer Keith Lancaster Kidzaw Kingdom files Laundry Lay Off Learning Dynamics Lemongrass Letter of the Week Life Science Lizzie Local Flavor Losing Lymph Gland Cleanse-Hy Magic Stix Master Kitz Math Curriculum Online Math Learning Gaps Math Mini Courses Math Video Lessons Math videos Maths Games Matt Koceich Mattie Richardson McGuffey lesson plans Memorization Michael Buble Middle School Homeschool Courses Missionary Stories My School Year My Teaching Library New Skills Nonfiction Obama Obligation Old West Online Electives Options Paddington Paul Physical Science Pickerman's Picta Dicta Pitsco Planet 316 Power Praise and Harmony Pre-Kindergarten Problems Progress Psalm 136 Queen Esther Remember Resource Resource Library Response Resurrection Richard Louv Rightnow Media Rigid Wrap Romans Sacrifices Sara Bareilles SchoolhouseTeachers.com Schoolhouseteachers Science worksheets Self Care Self-pity Sensory Integration Sentence She and Him Shy Silly Sing-Off Singapore Math Smartick Spanish for homeschoolers Specials Spelling Shed Stability Story Telling Sunday morning Talents Tales of a Messy Mom Tea Party Techie Homeschool Mom Tempera Temporary Tennessee The Action Bible The Beginner's Bible The Boxcar Children Theme Thin Stix Toddlers Transitions Trigonometry True Stories Trust Fund USA Valerian root Value Vincent Van Gogh Weight Weird World Book Wulf the Saxon Year of Preparation Zeezok Publishing Zooey Deschanel a capella abecedarian accidents activity pak adult coloring book adventure ages 7-10 alaska alphabet alphabet notebook amazing grace anatomy and Arithmetic Before Kindergarten!™ animal shelter anniversary answered prayer appaloosy arkansas art history art online art video lessons astronomy audio theater audio theatre aveda average baking bias bike biographies biographies for kids blocks blocks for kids boxcar classics breaks building words busy moms calvin and hobbes captain sun career chapter books character character building children's mental health chores church circumstances clues color code colorado comic book commitment comparison compassion consistancy cooking unit studies counseling creation crosswired dad daily grams daughters decoding detective disappointment do good drama drawing drawing letters dread dreams early reader easy grammar eclectic education educational games educational toys effort elementary printables elementary worksheets emotional neglect endurance entrepreneurship experiments expression facing fears faith-based books faith-based film family board games feelings fence field trip fiery darts first things first fitting in forbrain forgiveness freezer cooking meal plan freezer cooking plan freezer meal prep friendship reset games geography games goal setting grades K-6 great composers great things grief happiness harvest hate health helping heritage higasfy history unit studies holiday unit studies home school in the woods homemaking homeschool planning homeschool reading homeschool rescue homeschool success story homeschooling curriculum homeschooling lifestyle homeschoool curriculum honor horses in history how to homeschool humilty identity imagine books imagine series impatience important things independence insecurity internet internet accountability internet accountable software internet monitoring k-12 homeschooling kid activity kid entrepreneur kids art supplies kids crafts labels language development language immersion learn piano learning methods lessonslearned letter shapes letter sounds liberty library life timelines literacy living books math facts math skills meal plan mind over matter mondays money management money skills mothering mourning movie review multiplication multisensory music curriculum music exploration music matters music notation mystery no odor markers old fashioned curriculum online reading program orphans overcoming struggles paper crafts paper mache perspective phoneme awareness physiology piano lessons picture book pirate unit studies podcasts poems poetry analysis politicians popularity pornography praise God praiseworthy prodigal story purpose puzzles radio radio theatre reacting read aloud reading skills reading strategies real books real talk rebellion record keeping recovery relaxed homeschooling report cards research resolution review crew safe space sanity science education screen time september sewing sincerity singing single sleuth snowflakes social studies solitude spanish speech fluency spiritual spirulina standards story bible struggle study guide study skills stumbling block superheroes teaching cursive letters television the Gospels therapy thinking third grade time management tired tosmag tradition traditional spelling training travel the world treasure tree house trees trials typing tutor unschooling vacation. family time values violence virtue vocabulary volunteer washable markers weather who is books who was books who was series; who is series wholesome books for kids wooden building blocks wooden toys words work at home work together workbooks world geography writing prompts
Show more

Looking for something?

Popular Posts