One of my kids’ favorite end of summer and fall nature activities is collecting fallen acorns. As the kids are having fun, I find it’s a great time to teach about the oak tree life cycle. Oak Tree Life Cycle Lesson Just like all living things, oak trees have a life cycle. In past lessons, we have looked at the general life cycle of plants.
Disclaimer: I am so excited to share this post with you. It is sponsored by Plasma Games. This is a new company with the goal of instilling passion for STEM in your kids through high quality video games. Their first release, a chemistry game called Sci-Ops:Global Defense, is getting ready to launch. Did you catch the educational chemistry video game post a few weeks back? The
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post by College Prep Science to let you know about the homeschool science online classes they offer homeschool families. I get questions about homeschool science curriculum all the time, especially online science classes for the high school years. Parents are looking for ways to give their kids a good science education, but either don’t feel they are equipped to
I love when homeschool science is presented in a way kids can understand it with easy to read text and hands-on activities and experiments that are backed by good science. Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition is an excellent example of this. It is the perfect curriculum to bridge the gap between middle and high school level science. In the module covering general chemistry, I
Let the August Science Calendar be your daily dose of STEM!! Use it as a fun way to start your school day, a treat for when the school work is done, or as catalyst for a new STEM study. This month, you and your kids will learn about: meteor showers atoms airplanes helium volcanoes engineering challenges Carl Bosch geology the science of the slinky robots
One of the best parts of homeschooling for me is being able to do lots of hands-on activities. I always try to find activities, experiments, crafts, and games that correlate with what we are studying. And then sometimes, we just do a fun activity just because. I have tons of ideas saved to my Pinterest boards so we never have a shortage options! This week
Disclaimer: I am so excited to share this post with you. It is sponsored by Plasma Games. This is a new company with the goal of instilling passion for STEM in your kids through high quality video games. Their first release, a chemistry game called Sci-Ops:Global Defense, is getting ready to launch. Let me tell you all about it. As a homeschool parent, you serve
Are you heading to the beach for vacation this year? Are you lucky enough to live near the beach? The beach is my happy place. It is my favorite spot for a family vacation. Like any good homeschool mom, if you are heading to the beach (or anywhere) for vacation, you are looking for ways to turn it into an educational experience. From fun learning
Step outside into the sunshine. Feel the warmth that comes from its rays. That’s energy. Notice how the sunlight illuminates everything in the daytime. That’s energy. How does the sun create energy? Energy can be defined as the capacity to do work. This may be in the form of kinetic, nuclear, potential, chemical, or other forms of energy. The energy that comes from the sun
I can’t believe July is here already. Seriously, summer weather just arrived in our neck of the woods this past week and summer is half over! I feel the need to cram as much summer goodness into the next month and a half as I can, because once mid-August hits, school starts, hockey practice begins, and all the fall activities gear up. I’m not even
Use these resources to put together your own storm lesson or unit study! Some are affiliate links. I am fascinated by weather in general and storms in particular. At any given time, I have 2 or 3 weather sites up on my computer, plus the weather apps on my phone. Who really needs 4 weather apps? Apparently, I do. My husband jokes that I am
Fireworks, parades, flags, cook-outs, family, and friends. I love the 4th of July!! Growing up, my family always had a huge cookout with other families and then we would all go watch our town’s fireworks display. Back in the day, the big treat for the young kids was sparklers, while the older kids shot bottle rockets and the occasional roman candle. So much fun!! But….