Science is not the subject I excel at so when I find something that helps me teach, I use it! Tops Learning Systems are a perfect fit for us – each book is filled with easy, hands-on projects that teach scientific concepts in a natural way. TOPS Science: Teach Science with Simple Things TOPS Science is a non-profit organization that produces great science activity books
Our elementary children were ready to explore homeschool astronomy. So this year that is just what we did. We have been learning from Apologia Exploring Creation with Astronomy – another text in the Young Explorer series by author Jeannie Fulbright. You might be wondering what the difference is in this Astronomy 2nd edition. I share more about that, below… ~Don’t miss the giveaway at the
Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics (Young Explorer Series) from Apologia is one science curriculum that leaves us beautiful memories and impressions. I used this curriculum last year when we only homeschooled two boys. It was very hard for us to leave this curriculum actually. The children had fallen in love so much with the story, experiments, and activities. Even one of my sons still
Homeschoolers are always looking for ways to save money. That includes saving money by seeking out scholarships. Another way to save money is for your student to earn college credits with AP test prep. The results of AP exams will be used by colleges and universities to determine if they will grant your student college credit or allow your student to skip the equivalent course.
If you like science, you will love Smarter Every Day! My boys and I found the Smarter Every Day YouTube channel about a year ago, and we cannot get enough of it. In the words of its creator, Destin, “I explore the world using science. That’s pretty much all there is to it.” You will find short, engaging videos about everything science and I love
This semester I asked my children to select a science topic we could study together as a family. With the spring season right around the corner they chose BOTANY! Although we love to get outside and explore plants and nature together (especially during the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival) we have never spent much time learning specifically about botany, the scientific study of plants. As
Nature study and journaling have always been a major component of our homeschool. Over the years, the kids and I have filled up several nature journals with sketches, photographs, trail maps, and pressed leaves commemorating our outings. Train your mind to see deeply and with internal curiosity, and the beauty and wonder of the world will open before you. Keeping a journal of your observations, questions, and reflections will enrich your experiences and develop
One of the most appealing aspects of a Charlotte Mason education for me is the seamless interplay between art and science that is possible with nature study. Nothing compares to tromping through the woods in all weathers to track the first crocus. Alright, we usually just walk around our neighborhood…and only when it’s not too wet! But we still keep our Calendar of Firsts, and