Welcome back! Today’s post is the third and final installment of chemistry lessons I have developed for my high school students. We are exploring ionic bonding by customizing a kit from Home Science Tools. If you have ever mistakenly added salt to your iced tea, you know how similar salt and sugar appear. While these two compounds may look the same, they obviously taste very different.
In our home, anything that makes offering music appreciation easier is a big plus. Our family has used many of the The Story of …An Introduction to The Classics CDs as part of our weekly music selections. This series makes learning about great composers super easy and enjoyable. There is nothing more enjoyable than turning on one of these CDs as a family on
Apples, cucumbers, beets, kohlrabi, pumpkins, and zucchini – these are just a few of the vegetables that come to mind when I think of the fall harvest season. I grew up in a rural area so access to farm fresh fruits and vegetables has always been relatively convenient. I recall very fondly the heat of the late summer days when my brothers and I would
Oak Meadow English 8 is all about introducing the components of good literature to your middle schooler. As a family, we had been using Oak Meadow curriculum for English and history for many years. We love how Oak Meadow’s focus is on hands on learning and it works to meet the child when she is: head, hands and heart. And their approach worked great for
As I shared previously, I wanted to provide my high school age children with a solid foundation in chemistry to jump start the new school year. We are off to a good start (see my previous post on the nomenclature of chemical compounds) and I am delighted to share the next lesson with you today – the first of two on chemical bonding. We are exploring
Have you found a homeschool curriculum you and your children absolutely love? One that is a perfect fit for everyone’s learning style? A nice match for the age range of your household? That, my friends, is how I feel about Tapestry of Grace. Note: Since I first shared this review, I have the perspective of the years of rich education Tapestry has afforded us. I
My daughter is dual enrolled in a chemistry course this fall at the local community college. As a junior in high school, she has had her goal of becoming an environmental engineer for many years. As her brother is just now beginning his high school years, I wanted to provide each of them with a firm foundation in chemistry this summer. Though we had previously
Have you ever seen an old man wearing a “Vietnam Veteran” ball cap? Pay attention next time you’re at a ball game, street fair, or parade, anywhere with lots of people. Chances are there is an older man or two with a hat like that. What would cause them to celebrate a war that happened fifty years ago? ~Please welcome Chris Peluso, author of Heroes