*This post contains affiliate links. One of the best hands-on science lessons you can do with your kids is learning the life cycle of a plant. When my kids were little, they were amazed that they could start with a tiny seed in their hand, give it proper care, and then watch it grow into a large plant with leaves, flowers, fruits, and more seeds. In
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Add some fun and variety to your homeschool math with these free Christmas math printables. (See what I did there? “Add” some fun… OK not that funny, but kind of.) You can use these Christmas math printables for a warm-up activity in the morning to get your kids’ brains working, as something interesting to do between subjects, or as a festive addition to math time.
Looking for Fall activities for your kids? Fall is a great time to get outdoors. The cooler temperatures make it comfortable for all, and the changes in nature make Fall a wonder to observe and experience. I’m always looking for ways to incorporate learning into the fun. Fall is the perfect time to do that. Here are ten Fall activities that your whole family will
Homeschool Science Printables Looking for homeschool science printables? From outer space notebooking pages to atom lessons to animal reports, The Homeschool Scientist has you covered. Below are links to all the FREE homeschool science printables (with a little math thrown in) from The Homeschool Scientist in one place. Each time a new printable is available, it will be added to the list. Enjoy!
I’ve always been fascinated by the night sky. There were many nights growing up when I would sit in the cool, quiet dark of night and stare at the stars mesmerized. Being a field guide junkie from way back, I would check out constellation guides and planet books from the library and try to identify what I was seeing. Related link: DIY Constellation Viewer To me,
Have you seen the math challenges going around on Facebook. I have to laugh at all the adults trying to figure them out with great difficulty. I used to love these types of problem solving and logic puzzles when I was in school. They were so much more fun than your standard math problems. I’ve been creating fun math challenges for my kids lately, so
One of our favorite things to do after a snowfall is to take a walk in the fresh snow and look for animal tracks. The snow offers a blank slate to collect evidence of what animals have been where. In our area, we might see cottontail rabbit, deer, fox, coyote, or squirrel tracks. We are a house full of animal lovers here. We are especially
*This post contains affiliate links. When I think of Halloween, images of jack-o-lanterns, black cats, ghosts, and skeletons pop into my head. The kids thoughts turn to costumes and candy. They start thinking about Halloween and getting excited about it as fall sets in and the temperatures drop. As a homeschool mom, I always try to capitalize on things that get the kids excited and tailor
I can’t imagine teaching or learning geometry straight from a textbook. So boring. There are so many ways to make the study of shapes and angles come alive. One of our favorite geometry activities for all ages is a geometry scavenger hunt. Preschool Geometry We have used the geometry scavenger hunt many times over the years in different ways and levels. When the kids were
One of the reasons parents give me for not doing experiments is the lack of supplies. Since most of the experiments included in homeschool curriculum and good experiment books use simple, easy to obtain supplies, it comes down to a lack of planning. I’m guilty of this, too. I schedule experiments, but when it comes time to do the experiment I am missing a supply
In 2013, I created a few free science printables that we all can use in our science studies with our children. Here is the whole 2013 collection. Feel free to download and use them. I’m looking forward to creating lots more for 2014! Animal Report Printable Reptile study printables for young learners created by Stef of EducatingLayton.com Nature observation and classification lesson and printables Printables
This post my contain affiliate links. Thanks for supporting The Homeschool Scientist. As you may remember, we are using Trail Guide To Learning for our 3rd grade son. It is a unit study based curriculum that we absolutely LOVE! I mentioned before that Trail Guide also includes a science component that we are really enjoying. It would be a great science curriculum on it’s own,