Where there’s a will, there’s a way.


I believe homeschooling is a lot like that, if you let it be. You don’t have to have expensive curriculum and you don’t have to always think or work in the same box as those around you.  I’m an example of that.


We don’t homeschool because “we can afford it” – we homeschool because its the right choice for us regardless of our income and we do it as affordably as we can.


free printables and ideas for teaching simple machines


Not too long ago my boys and I did a homemade unit study on Simple Machines. Nothing fancy, nothing costly.


I found a book series at our local library on Simple Machines like wedges, wheels, pulleys and screws and then I searched online for some free printables. My 8 yr old did a great job demonstrating these simple machines through Legos as shown above. If you have a varied collection of Legos or other building type material this is a nice “hands-on” application for the study.


We didn’t do this study in one day- we spread it out.


The books we borrowed from our local library:

Pulleys (Useful Machines)

Screws (Useful Machines)

Wheels (Useful Machines)

Ramps and Wedges (Useful Machines)


free worksheets for homeschooling


You’ll find the same worksheets we used at this link:  Free Printable Worksheets here and Free Printable Coloring Pages here .


View more of my homeschooling posts here.  😀


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Tracy Zdelar

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