I am a dark chocoholic. For me, milk chocolate is for kids (although I’ll admit to savoring delicious milk chocolate in the UK), but dark chocolate is divine. In fact, the Latin name for the cacao tree is Theobroma cacao, which means “food of the gods.” This makes sense as the Aztecs believed that the god, Quetzalcoatl, brought the cacao tree to earth. Forget ambrosia.
For years we, like many homeschoolers, have enjoyed David Macaulay’s book The Way Things Work. Recently we discovered that portions of this book have been animated! The movies give you both the science and the big woolly mammoths of the book. Originally produced for the BBC, this set of 26 videos, each 13 minutes long, is aimed at grades 3-6. Even though the series won
In the Hands of a Child has done it again. Basic Physical Science Note Pack, a complete notebooking unit for older students (grades 7-12), includes everything your student needs to complete a physical science notebook. The 16-page Research Guide provides a basic but solid foundation in physical science subjects. General topics consist of: Matter, Non-Matter, Properties of Matter, and Changes in Matter The Seven Base
There’s something special about owls. Their golden-eyed gaze, silent flight, nocturnal ways, and mysterious calls capture our imaginations and fascinate our minds. In fact, owls are my family’s favorite bird. If it were legal to own one, we would! So my daughters were thrilled with the Owls Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child. This ready-to-assemble, reproducible lapbooking kit comes with everything you
I don’t recall how I happened upon this site, but I’m glad I did. Activity Village is a huge site devoted to crafts and activities for children. You could easily spend hours perusing all they have available (ask me how I know!). Everything I’ve seen is marvelous, but what really makes me full of glee is their FREE notebooking pages. Simply type “notebooking” in
I had the opportunity to review Creation Science Studies – Biology offered by Homeschool Curriculum Resources: The New ABCs of Homeschooling – Affordable, Biblical & Colorful. All I can say is their name says it all! For being “just a little 51-page ebook” this resource is packed full of information. Creation Science Studies is shared in a very easy to understand manner. My son is currently
I’m happy to share with you a creative and fun way to study the human body. I came across this program many years ago, about 10 actually. I first used Lyrical Life Science- Volume 3 with my two oldest children. I liked it so much that I am using it again with my youngest. What makes this program shine is most definitely the music. It
This month, we have a trio of apps by Sprout Labs. Butterfly HD An amazing journey into the world of butterflies. Butterfly HD covers the complete lifecycle of these insects; from egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly. The transformation from caterpillar to butterfly through metamorphosis is brought to life through photos, animations, and videos. The app’s opening screen presents the life cycle of the