December 6, 2022

How does a homeschooler change a lightbulb?

A. First, mom checks out three books on electricity out of the library, then the kids make models of light bulbs, read a biography of Thomas Edison and do a skit based on his life. Next, everyone studies the history of lighting methods, wrapping up with dipping their own candles. Next, everyone takes a trip to the store where they compare types of bulbs as well as prices and figure out how much change they’ll get if they buy two bulbs for $1.99 and pay with a five dollar bill. On the way home, a discussion develops over the history of money and also Abraham Lincoln, as his picture is on the five dollar bill. Finally, after building a homemade ladder out of branches dragged from the woods, the light bulb is installed. And there is light.

From Facebook – don’t know who originally wrote this.


  1. admin says:

    A comment from Facebook by Lauren:

    And then they publish a step-by-step guide (with photos) to teach others how to do it. 🙂

  2. kimberly says:

    ROFL! This is tooo funny! We love homeschooling, however if the light goes out, I would probably just change it first, then have them do all the other stuff. Bahahahahhaha

  3. Matt says:

    Great story, Sad they taught their children about Edison, rather then the true genius Tesla, even in homeschooling he is ignored in our history :<

  4. john says:

    Funny… I agree with Matt that N.Tesla was the real genius.

  5. michael says:

    I think you just explained why it is my family takes forever to replace a lightbulb!


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