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Elemental Science Blog

What Is Notebooking?

July 21, 2014 3 min read

what is notebookingWhat is notebooking? Paige has come back to the Sassafras Science blog to share the two key components of notebooking and more!
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3 Tips for practicing observation skills with impromptu nature study

July 01, 2014 3 min read

Last month we shared three tips to help you avoid the summer science slip. The first of those tips was to observe, observe, observe.

We wanted to give you some practical ideas for ways to incorporate observation into your summer plans. One of the best ways to do this is through  impromptu nature study.

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How to Successfully use Living Books with Multiple Ages

June 23, 2014 3 min read

living books with multiple ages

Living books give us the ability to easily scale a lesson to fit multiple ages. But how exactly does one go about doing that?

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3 Tips for summer science

June 01, 2014 3 min read

3 Tips for summer science

Ahh, the lazy days of summer. 

Time to sleep in. 

Time to sit back and relax by the pool with a cool drink. 

Time to watch every bit of information you worked so hard to share with your students just wash away like waves at the beach. 

Umm...not so much.

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Why Choose Notebooking over Worksheets?

May 26, 2014 2 min read

why choose notebooking

Why choose notebooking over worksheets? Today, I wanted to share with you all today three reasons why we have chosen notebooking over worksheets.

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Three Reasons Not to Use the Sassafras Science Books

May 12, 2014 2 min read

This is the Man with No Eyebrows, and I must share with you today why you should NEVER allow your students to pick up one of these Sassafras Science books.

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Can I really teach homeschool science through high school?

May 01, 2014 2 min read

Can I really teach homeschool science through high school?

With each passing homeschool year, we are getting closer and closer to high school. In fact, as I was planning out this next year it hit me - we have only got two more years before we reach high school.

There can be a lot of pressure in that realization. It feels like all of the sudden homeschool is going to really count. And with that feeling, a fear sets in, one that says if I don't get it right, my kids will be ruined for life.

I wanted to take a moment to encourage you this month.

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Living Books for Science

April 14, 2014 3 min read

living books for science
Come see how to you can select the right living books for your science study along with a list of options from which you can choose.
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3 Tips for exploring science during spring

April 01, 2014 2 min read

3 Tips for exploring science during spring

Spring is a season full of changes in the world around you. These few months present us with loads of opportunities to study certain aspects of science. 

This month I wanted to share with you three tips to help you maximize the potential of the season!

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The Three Types of Muscle Cells in the Body ~ A Letter from Dr. Apple

March 31, 2014 3 min read

3 types of muscles
We recently wrote Dr. Apple in Bangkok with a follow up question about the types of muscle cells from our last visit. She was kind enough to respond!
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Are Living Books Superior or Not?

March 03, 2014 3 min read

Living books are superior.
Are living books superior? In some ways, living books are a superior learning tool when compared to the typical textbook or encyclopedia. In other ways . . .
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How you can use lapbooks for homeschool science

March 01, 2014 2 min read

We are excited to share with you that we recently added a line of science lapbooks! Click "Read More" to learn about lapbooks and how you can use them for homeschool science.

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