As the temperatures slip below freezing a world of possibilities for snow and ice nature study opens up. I know it seems that nature is dormant and that there is not much going on but that is where you would be wrong. We have had some wonderful winter nature adventures over the years. We’ve admired frozen spider webs; forced twigs; looked at how birds survive
A very Merry Christmas from all of us here at The Curriculum Choice! Like you, our authors here at The Curriculum Choice are taking some time off with our families. But we know that January is a very big back to school time. You may be looking for new resources, making a big curriculum switch or even starting to homeschool. That’s why we will be
If every parent knew and acted on the research presented in Nicholas Kardaras’s Glow Kids, students would learn much better, fewer kids would be on medication for attention and mental health issues, and the psych wards for young people would not be as full. I have been trying to review Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction is Hijacking our Kids—and How to Break the Trance for
I’ve shared before around my own experiences with teaching science in our homeschool. At times I felt quite confident, especially in life science subjects such as plants, weather or animal study. Many other times I wondered if we covered enough of the basics. Certain topics seemed out of my comfort zone of science knowledge. I gravitated away from introducing chemistry before high school or having younger
In my 15 years of homeschooling, I’ve heard one concern repeated over and over again among Moms in co-op break rooms or in conversations. Science. Specifically, teaching science courses well not only in the often daunting high school years, but also in elementary grades. Each Mom desired her children gain knowledge and enjoy the process, yet sometimes felt intimidated by the topic. I can certainly
The Mobile Homeschool takes advantage of the tools and environments we find ourselves in and helps our homeschools to thrive no matter where we are. One of the most wonderful things about homeschooling is taking the show on the road. We aren’t tied to one place. We can seek adventure. And sometimes we find ourselves out and about based on life’s many rhythms- Doctor’s appointments
Years ago my now college junior wanted to dissect a frog — a real one. I tried convincing her Biology class wasn’t far off. I felt she would enjoy the experience better at co-op instead of home. And honestly, did we really need to explore the topic so early? She was only in fifth grade. My efforts focused on my needs too. Where would I
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.