Geeky Educational Link-Up: Highlight on Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Welcome to this week’s Geeky Educational Link-up! This is a great bunch of homeschooling bloggers and I am so excited to be a part of it:

Geeky Link Up Hosts

Meagan from More Than A Coupon Queen
Jess from Benoit Academy
Jodi from Freetail Therapy
Andrea from Waldorf Salad & Cottage Fries
Kassondra from Motherhood Community

This week I’ll share some Leonardo da Vinci resources that were scrounged up while searching for info to go along with the catapult kit that L9 received for Christmas! You can use these to create your own unit study. Here is just some of the great resources that I found!


Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519) was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest polymaths of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of “unquenchable curiosity” and “feverishly inventive imagination”. According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and “his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote”. Marco Rosci states that while there is much speculation about Leonardo, his vision of the world is essentially logical rather than mysterious, and that the empirical methods he employed were unusual for his time. ~Wikipedia

Benoit Academy has a bunch more great finds! Make sure to check out her post!

Here are my Top 3 Favorite Posts from last week:


1) Electric Spoon Science Experiment


2) Tolkien Day Celebration

preschool spider craft

3) The Very Busy Spider Web Making

Now it’s your turn to share what sci-fi/geeky-ness has been going on in your homeschool!


Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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