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 Satellite. Do you see the Mid-Atlantic Ridge system? Cool, right?
Warning. The free Visual Latin lessons you may download and watch will have you hooked. Watch them with your children only if you want to hear… Laughter. Soon followed by, “Can we watch another?” Then after the second introductory lesson, “Can we watch just one more?” Visual Latin | A Quick Explanation from Compass Cinema on Vimeo. “…better to make students laugh than yawn.” ~
Much of our learning takes place through unit studies. The History of Science Unit Study (focusing on the Ancient Greek Physician, Galen), therefore, was a perfect fit for my sixth grade daughter. If you are looking for a meticulously organized unit study, this is for you. If you are looking for an engaging book about a very interesting ancient figure in science, this is for
Most homeschoolers are very frugal and must make their homeschool budget stretch as far as possible. My family is no exception and I think long and hard about investing in curriculum and tools for our learning experiences. My two youngest boys are very science oriented and are naturally inquisitive about the world around them so purchasing a quality microscope made sense as we entered the
A well-loved Snap Circuits set has seen a lot of use in our home over the past several years. We purchased it before we even began homeschooling because we’ve always favored educational toys, especially those with longevity. Snap Circuits ranks high on educational toy lists, and with an advertised age range of 8-108 it covers the longevity aspect, too! Let me tell you a little
While dealing with a whacky sciatic nerve and my bum knee I heard about Walk At Home. Have you heard about this cool app? We’ve even adapted this app for walk at home homeschool PE! I’ve been dealing with a displaced fat pad in my left knee for nearly nine years now. It’s more of a bother than a pain these days, as long as
Does your family enjoy time outdoors? If so, nature study may be for you! Our family has loved nature study since the beginning! We love learning more and more about the world God created through seeing things in nature – then investigating them further. We find that simple things – like drawing them as we see them – helps us learn about God’s creation. From
Science is everywhere; it shapes our everyday experiences. For young learners, science is an extension of their everyday world. We don’t have to teach young children how to wonder, discover, and explore through play. They do it naturally. The push for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics initiatives — coding workshops for elementary school children, or extended-day science experiments for middle school students — reigns at the forefront