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    Default jets and boats curriculum?

    so, i was talking to my DS (who will probably be homeschooled in a year or two) and he said he wanted to learn how boats and planes work (the engines, their history, types of each, etc). does anyone know of a homeschool curriculum that covers this for a 4th-7th grade boy?
    I don't know squat about engines, so I'd need something pretty well laid-out. we'd use this for our science curriculum, I guess.

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    I cannot suggest a curriculum, but perhaps you could have him learn from a mechanic. Find someone in your community that will spend some time with him. My dad and father were mechanics and would have loved to have an interested youngster ask them questions. Good luck!

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    Maybe look for an eyewitness book or something similar at the library. Kiddo has trains and cars, both have oodles of pictures and tons of info. I agree with looking for a mechanic, maybe a friend who does it for a hobby.
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    You should also totally get one of those little pop pop boats like in Ponyo and experiment with different fuels to see what makes it go fastest.
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    Do you have a transportation museum near you? Ours has curriculum available to the public on things like that.
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    my kid would love this; i'll have to look into this!

    Quote Originally Posted by farrarwilliams View Post
    You should also totally get one of those little pop pop boats like in Ponyo and experiment with different fuels to see what makes it go fastest.

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    we have a military transportation museum that might fit the bill. I didn't realize they had curriculum; I have to check into that also.

    Quote Originally Posted by hockeymom View Post
    Do you have a transportation museum near you? Ours has curriculum available to the public on things like that.

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