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Bicycle Lessons

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.

bicycle 3Inspired 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.

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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!

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