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. Ambleside Online (AO) is a K (Year 0) through 12
Your teen is interested in science and, as a Christian parent, you worry about what an evolution-dominated university education will do to his or her faith. Many years ago, the father of a bright young girl named Margaret worried the same way, but he needn’t have. Now this Margaret, who has become Dr. Helder, is one of the most prominent women in creation science, and
What’s one of the biggest homeschooling questions you are asked or find yourself asking? I’m not talking about the, “Is this enough?” question, rather the, “What should my child know?” It’s so easy to wonder if you’re teaching your children the right information at the right time, especially if you’re not using standard textbooks. There are solutions to this problem but my favorite comes in
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?
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
Banish the science text this year and use Tabletop Scientist in your homeschool for a hands on approach to science with experiments and projects. Tabletop Scientist is a 4 book series from Dover Publications which comprises the basics of experiments for an elementary physical science unit. This series is a perfect collection of easy experiments used to demonstrate the main concepts for units on sound, light, water,
Nature studies. Outside time. Looking. Investigating. These are the things we love! I ran across something called Exploring Nature with Children and was really curious about it – it looked like something we would really enjoy – and I was right! ~Don’t miss the discount code at the end! This Charlotte Mason type study consists of a 240 page pdf file by Lynn Seddon of Raising