This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others. 

Recorded MS
The Way Things Work Now, Part Two

With dynamic and fun learning, grasp how everyday objects work — from light and images, to telecommunications and sound, to electricity and magnetism, and more!

Total classes: 14

Prerequisite: The Way Things Work, Part One or equivalent

Suggested grade level: Middle School

Suggested credit: One full semester Science, Engineering, or Basic Physics


Using David Macaulay’s book, students explore how everyday objects work — exposing how technology around us (that seems like magic) is simple physics and man’s engineering working with God’s design. Learn about light, photography and images, printing, music and sound, telecommunications, electricity, magnetism, sensors, computer bits, and more!


Class 1: Light

Class 2: Images and Photography

Class 3: Printing

Class 4: Sound and Music

Class 5: Telecommunications

Class 6: Electricity

Class 7: Review Midterm I

Class 8: Magnetism

Class 9: Sensors and Detectors

Class 10: Making Bits

Class 11: Storing Bits

Class 12: Processing Bits

Class 13: Sending Bits

Class 14: Review for Final I

Materials and Homework

Course Materials: The Way Things Work Now by David Macaulay, ISBN: 978-0544824386. Available from your favorite homeschool vendor or used through BookFinder.com.

Homework: Each week, students will be required to read a selection from the textbook, take a short 10 question quiz, and try to find and examine a machine in their own house that uses the principles talked about in class.

Whether schooling one or many, Unlimited Access is the affordable way to have choices and give your students courses that fit exactly what you need.
Other Courses to Explore

Pin It on Pinterest