The Power of Google Maps in the Classroom

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If you haven't yet discovered the impact Google Maps can have in your science and geography studies, now is the time.  Can you imagine being able to show your kids the bottom of the ocean? Give it a try yourself. Load Google Maps onto your computer and go to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Click on [...]

Raddish Kitchen Science Box

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How delighted I was when I opened our Kitchen Science Box from Raddish. I love to cook and my son does too. I've always considered cooking with my kids part of their homeschooling. I like teaching them measuring and how to cook as a natural part of our homeschool experience. But what's a mom to [...]

Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists

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This post contains affiliate links to books we love and use in our family. What would the world be without birds? Birds are a favorite subject for young children as they spy birds in their yards and at near-by parks. Nurturing a love of birds is easy when you have one or two of Peterson [...]

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Please note that this review includes affiliate links because we really love this product and highly recommend it to you. During high school, one of my sons showed interest in learning more about architecture. This interest-driven subject included all kinds of learning, including building with K'NEX Education - Intro to Structures: Bridges. We were more [...]

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"She who opens her eyes and her heart nature-ward even once a week finds nature study in the schoolroom a delight and an abiding joy......She finds, first of all, companionship with her children; and second, she finds that without planning or going on a far voyage, she has found health and strength." Handbook of Nature [...]

Weather Wits and Science Snickers by Steve LaNore

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What’s the difference between a dust devil and a tornado?  Why don’t vacuum cleaners work on the moon? What do raindrops look like? With Steve LaNore you can learn these and other science tidbits while laughing through Weather Wits and Science Snickers. This 57 page softcover book is full of Corny Jokes and Cool Facts [...]

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  When I began researching homeschooling options way back when, I ran across Ambleside Online and was immediately intrigued. For various reasons, I ended up selecting another curriculum to begin with; however, Christmas found me lingering on the Ambleside Online website. By the New Year, we jumped into Year 1 and haven’t looked back since. [...]

The Story of Science Series by Joy Hakim

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We are a family of readers and science lovers. The Story of Science series from Joy Hakim is colorful, interesting, and fits in with a chronological study of science perfectly. What a gift to find a series of science books that my boys could read, digest, and share with others! There are three books in [...]