Homeschool Science

11 Ways to Study Nature that aren’t Nature Study

Jul 23, 2015 | Posted by in Homeschool Science | 2
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Nothing strikes more anxiety into my heart as a homeschooler than the words “Nature Study.” That might be a bit hyperbolic, but seriously, hearing those words makes me feel like a big failure as a homeschooler. You see, real homeschoolers do Nature Study. Real homeschoolers go on nature walks, keep elaborate nature journals with gorgeous drawingsRead more …

Sandbox Scientist: Real Science Activities for Little Kids {Book Review}

If you’ve been following my posts on scheduling, you may have noticed that Thomas and Henry have a block called “Science Box Time.” This is a time of open ended science exploration facilitated by the handy little book Sandbox Scientist: Real Science Activities for Little Kids. I first discovered this book when I randomly checkedRead more …

Greeks and Zombies

Nov 13, 2011 | Posted by in History, Homeschool Science, Our Homeschool | 2

My kids have been up to some interesting stuff. Really interesting stuff. Like self designed experiments in which they come to the conclusion that the only way to kill a zombie is to crush his brain. Here is Henry with his cup of zombie brains. Helen’s experiment was about rotten eggs. Apparently if you leaveRead more …

Citizen Science Opportunities

Apr 15, 2011 | Posted by in Homeschool Science, Our Homeschool | 2

I was reading my new issue of Kiwi Magazine this morning and they have a fantastic article on citizen science opportunities. Whether you homeschool or not, these opportunities are a really neat way for your family to participate in the collection of valuable scientific data on subjects ranging from climatology to ornithology to astronomy. CheckRead more …