Pulleys are simple machines that have been used to help humans construct large buildings and structures for thousands of years. Pulleys are an example of how engineering and physics work together to make a job easier. Kids can learn more about engineering and physics by playing with pulleys. Try this fun pulley physics activity and let your kids make their very own DIY pulley system.
This post contains affiliate links. So, it happened. I got my answer to that question that I’ve been getting since we first started homeschooling 9 years ago. Are you going to homeschool through high school?? That answer —- YES! This summer, as I was checking what courses and credits were necessary for my daughter to complete during her senior year of high school, I made
Add a little science to everyday with the October Science Calendar! The Homeschool Scientist’s monthly science calendars are designed to be quick studies to broaden your student’s horizons and to get them excited about science. Each day contains a link to fun science projects or interesting science information. You can choose to dive in as deep as you want. Some parents and teachers use the
Notebooking has always been a huge part of our homeschooling. I have found notebooking to be one of the best ways of reinforcing and documenting what the kids learn. If I told the kids to take notes or write an essay, they would protest. Big time. If I tell them they are notebooking and give them pretty, themed paper, they are all about it. Are you
Add a little science to everyday with the September Science Calendar! The Homeschool Scientist’s monthly science calendars are designed to be quick studies to broaden your student’s horizons and to get them excited about science. Each day contains a link to fun science projects or interesting science information. You can choose to dive in as deep as you want. Some parents and teachers use
I am a big proponent of teaching our kids to be independent learners. When this happens, kids realize that they can learn anything. They have confidence, curiosity, and a skill that will serve them their entire lives. One of the best tools I have found for teaching independent learning skills is a student planner. When students learn to use a planner, they can better manage
This post contains affiliate links. Circuits may seem like advanced electrical engineering, but kids can learn the basics of circuits thanks to kits like the Circuit Scribe kit. Use these directions to make your own light-up circuit maze for a fun and exciting STEM activity for kids and a lesson in electrical engineering. Related post: Christmas Lights STEM Activity Circuit Maze Supplies Circuit Scribe kit
There is nothing more stressful for homeschool parents than choosing homeschool curriculum. (Well, except for teaching long division, but that’s for another post.) We want to choose what is best for our kids. I mean, that’s why we homeschool, right? We ask veteran homeschooling friends what they are using. We read blogs. We check out curriculum at homeschool conventions. We pour over catalogs and websites.
When you find a homeschool math curriculum that works for your kids you want to share it, right? That’s why I’m excited to share this review of the math curriculum we use with our kids and how Teaching Textbooks has made a great program even better! Teaching Textbooks compensated me for this post because they know how much we love it and wanted me to
The whole idea of The Homeschool Scientist’s monthly science calendar is to add a little science to every day. The calendars are designed to be quick studies to broaden your student’s horizons and to get them excited about science. Some parents and teachers use the science calendars as a fun way to jump start the school day. Others use them to add a break
I love the idea of kids seeing people having fun learning about science. Video is a great way to make this happen. Learn more about science video lessons for homeschool in this post sponsored by Generation Genius. If you’ve been reading The Homeschool Scientist blog for anytime at all, you know this. If you are new here, then listen. This is very important. Science is
Screen time is often a big battle in many households. Kids want to spend their time playing video games that they love and that are popular with their friends. Parents want kids to use their screen time wisely by playing educational games. Finding some common ground in this argument can be a challenge. Let’s face it, many educational games are just not that exciting for