Who chose the title for homeschooling?
Hands-on schooling has a desirable ring to it. It sounds more professional and accurate. Whoever chose the title for homeschooling apparently didn't know much about it. This person must have had the misconception that a child who doesn't go to traditional school is forced to sit at home all day. A hands-on schooler would never do that. Hands-on schoolers require socialization and teamwork. They require knowledge from doing something rather than reading it from a book. A hands-on schooler is an excellent reader. He just prefers to do it in the park, not inside an old cabin with no power. A hands-on schooler does not wear aprons and skirts to her ankles, but rather something more comfortable to work in.
A hands-on schooler uses her kitchen to do science experiments and invent new recipes for home economics. The kitchen table is not a place to sit at all day, but rather a tool for examining the newest household pet for biology. Don't worry. A hands-on schooler would never harm an animal. They just enjoy observing them, which by the way, they do in natural habitats as well, not always at home. Speaking of nature, a hands-on schooler would much rather light a campfire, than turn on an electric fireplace.
A hands-on schooler has to know the how, when, where, and why of everything in sight, not just the items in the house. He learned those when he was three. For the person who chose the title of homeschooling, what exactly about hands-on schoolers gave you that idea?