Science is actually why I finally decided to homeschool. How could I tell my son (then in 6th Grade) to trust and respect his teachers and yet tell him that what they were teaching him was incorrect and not to believe / follow it (specifically when they would teach about evolution). That was the final straw for me. It was time to bring him home!
As home educators, we strive to develop traits of independent learners. Tasks cards are a wonderful stepping stone for elementary and middle school students to develop their independent learning skills – providing them with a framework to focus their search and just enough guidance to ensure success. ~Don’t miss the Task Cards giveaway at the end! Task Cards Develop Independent Learners Task cards are a fantastic way
We have always enjoyed the many resources The Homeschool Scientist has offered. We were very interested to check out her brand new curriculum, The Beginners Guide to Atoms and the Periodic Table. ~ Don’t miss the giveaway at the end! This 23 page ebook will help beginners understand what atoms are, why they are important, which famous scientists studied them, what the Periodic Table is
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
We are heading to ‘that’ time of the year where we begin making lists of curriculum that we would like to include for the next academic year. Apart from my choices in core curriculum, I often included (when my children were younger) a lapbook or notebook unit study on a subject that interested my children. This way we were able to explore a theme that
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
When winter comes, many people hibernate, patiently waiting for spring to arrive. But for homeschooling families, the thought of kids being cooped up inside for a couple of months is overwhelming. Luckily, Cindy West gives everyone a reason to head outside into the cold with her Snow and Ice Nature Study. For those of you familiar with the nature studies from NaturExporers/Shining Dawn Books, you