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How To Use Living Books With Middle School Students

January 06, 2015 6 min read

How to use living books with middle school students
Paige is back to share how to use living books with middle school students for teaching science!
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3 Reasons We Do Nature Study in the Winter

December 01, 2014 3 min read

Nature study is an excellent tool for making science real and practical. We lean towards doing impromptu nature study while we are already enjoying the outdoors. 

This month, I thought I would share with you all three reasons we do nature study in the winter. I’m not opposed to doing nature study in the other seasons, in fact we have impromptu nature study times year round. Rather, I want to highlight why nature study is still viable despite the cooler temperature.

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Palm-Sized Microscope Review

November 10, 2014 2 min read

Palm-sized Microscope Review

Here at Sassafras Science headquarters Blaine and I get to try out lots of science stuff. Today, we are sharing what we think of the palm-sized microscope.

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4 Easy Steps to Add Current Events into your Homeschool Science Plan

November 01, 2014 3 min read

Adding Current Events into your Science Studies

Adding a current events study to a subject can increase the student’s interest as well as inform him or her of the latest advances in the field. Having a student read a relevant article or two each month will enhance what he or she is learning in a subject.

This month, I wanted to share with you all how to incorporate the latest scientific news into your studies.

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Gymnosperm or angiosperm with Fiona from Sassafras Science

October 27, 2014 3 min read

Gymnosperm vs. Angiosperm

Fiona McRay has come by the Sassafras Science blog today to share the difference between gymnosperm vs. angiosperm plants!

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3 Easy Steps For Getting Started With Notebooking

October 13, 2014 3 min read

3 Easy steps for getting started with notebooking

Paige is back on the Sassafras Science blog to share with you all three easy steps for getting started with notebooking.

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2 Ways to use Living Books for Science

October 01, 2014 3 min read

I love living books. These books bring a subject to life in a way that no textbook can.

Living books hold the students’ interest and engage them with the information they are learning in a way that the students will not easily forget. We use them as often as we can in our homeschool—in history, grammar, math, and of course, science!

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Are Giant Pandas Herbivores Or Carnivores?

September 29, 2014 3 min read

Are giant pandas herbivores or carnivoresWe are excited to welcome out friend Tashi to the blog today to answer the question - are giant pandas herbivores or carnivores? {Free Printable Included}
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How To Use Living Books For Science With Elementary Students

September 15, 2014 5 min read

How to use living books to teach science to elementary students

I’m happy to be back on the Sassafras blog to share more about how to use living books to teach science to your elementary students.

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The National Parks Junior Ranger Program

September 01, 2014 3 min read

junior ranger program
We have asked Brock Hoverbreck, one of the local expert from our botany leg, to come by and tell you guys more about the Junior Ranger program.
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How To Use Notebooking With Different Ages

August 19, 2014 3 min read

notebookingPaige is back on the Sassafras Science blog to share how you can use notebooking with different ages!
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3 Essentials of a Proven Homeschool Science Curriculum

August 01, 2014 2 min read

There are three essentials that must be included in each and every homeschool science curriculum. Each of these will help your students gain a true understanding of the subject.

Since many of us are gearing up for the upcoming school year, I wanted to take a moment to share with you all the three essentials of homeschool science.

I trust that they will help you as you prepare and organize a plan for next year.

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