We did Science this Week!
We took turns reading chapter 2 of The Story of Science: Newton at the Center. This chapter covered the black death, introduced the Renaissance, and mentioned Christopher Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci, and Copernicus. The main idea was the change in science from thinking to experimenting . Everyone chose a different interest box to read and fill out a worksheet summarizing the main idea.
Our art tie-in this week was of course Leonardo da Vinci. We studied The Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. We also learned that Leonardo da Vinci had a hard time finishing projects. One year he started 17 different projects; he finished six. Evidently procrastination is not a recent phenomenon!
I assigned Leonardo Da Vinci : The Genius Who Defined the Renaissance as extra credit.