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Elemental Science Blog

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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What Is notebooking? The 2 key components you need to know

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 to help you enjoy the season

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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