This article is in collaboration with Pitsco Education.
If you are looking for a company with hands on products that combine science, history, math, and more, then Pitsco Education is for you. Pitsco Education was started in 1971 by three teachers who wanted to create a hands-on curriculum for students that learned better with their hands than they did from learning through traditional textbooks. They have accomplished that. Their innovative and interesting instructional books and sturdy and fun kits make learning enjoyable. They have classroom sets that would be perfect for a co-op as well as individual homeschool packs.
Pitsco Education’s homeschool department produces Robotics Packs, Alternative Energy Packs, Engineering Packs, Historical Packs and more. Each pack includes everything needed to complete an educational project. The kids have so much fun that they don’t even realize how much they are learning. Packs range in price from $10.95 – $89.95 with most kits costing between $20 and $30.
Some of the members of the TOS Homeschool Crew received Pitsco Education’s Trebuchet & Catapult Pack. This set includes a Trebuchet Kit, Catapult Kit, Mass Plates, and Seige Machines book.
From The Lord of the Rings to Night at the Museum, we are fascinated by these medieval devices. Now, use that interest to teach basic math, science, and problem-solving skills. With this pack, your child learns about catapults and trebuchets through hands-on activities that cover three areas:
- Science: Tension versus torsion, elasticity, gravity and levers, and force and motion
- Math: Metric conversion, calculating averages, and prediction
- Experiments: Mass versus distance, testing rubber bands, targeting, and more
They will discover the history of medieval siege machines as well as the concepts required to build and use them.
Note: Most guide activities require additional items such as measurement and hand tools – see the Specs tab for more information.
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This article was written by Tim from Families Again.