On 26 June 1819, W. K. Clarkson, Jr. of New York was granted a patent for a new and improved velocipede (“bicycle” was not a word yet) . This is the first bicycle made in the USA.
Inspired by this wonderful invention, bicycles will be our homeschool summer school lesson of the day. We will learn/review the parts of a bicycle, their proper names, and perform some maintenance checks before taking ride.
Timeline history of bicycles, virtual museum tour, and more http://www.bicyclemuseum.com/index.html
Fun bicycle facts here http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/morestories/ten-things-about-bikes/
Bicycle Safety Activity Kit downloads http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/bike/bskitboth/3152bskit/pages/section1/section1toc.html
Care, Maintenance, Repairs http://www.kidzworld.com/article/5696-bike-repairs-and-maintenance
Because the kids like to watch stunts, we will some view some BMX tricks.
In case you’re wondering, I will be enforcing the “DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME” rule!