Take a daytrip to Wilkesboro. Check out Charlotte and its exhibit on Innovation. You can plan a visit and experience this with your home school family. Check it out at : http://101inventions.discoveryplace.org/plan-a-visit
They state :"On exhibition in the Southeast for the first time, 101 Inventions That Changed the World takes visitors on an unforgettable multi-sensory journey through turning points in the history of humankind.This breathtaking, immersive display of huge, crystal clear images and cinema-quality surround sound explores how we have shaped our own destiny through invention, from 2,600,000 B.C. when stone tools were first used to 1993 with the debut of the Global Positioning System.With more than 6,000 different video files, 40 projectors and numerous floor-to-ceiling walls, this interactive experience uses color, images, video footage, sound bytes and music to explore 101 inventions, selected by a panel of experts from science centers around the world."
So head down to Charlotte and experience innovation. Then go to the Wilkes Public Library and get books to keep inspiring your kids. For more details go to: http://101inventions.discoveryplace.org/