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My high schooler thrives on independent study. She is a “give me the book and the notebooking journal and let me go” learner. Do you have a student like this? Apologia Homeschool High School Advanced Biology meets my daughter’s needs in her independent learner way with the tools for her learning style. Don’t miss the giveaway at the end! We received these Apologia resources in
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
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
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.
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
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