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4 Easy Steps to Add Current Events into your Homeschool Science Plan 0

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.

  • Paige Hudson

2 Ways to use Living Books for Science 0

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!

An Interview with Paige 0

This month we wanted to share with you a little more about Elemental Science. 

So, we sat down with Paige and asked her five simple questions relating to the company, homeschool, and life. Here are her answers!

3 Essentials of a Proven Homeschool Science Curriculum 0

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.

3 Tips for practicing observation skills with impromptu nature study 0

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.

3 Tips for summer science 0

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.

Can I really teach homeschool science through high school? 0

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.

3 Tips for exploring science during spring 0

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!

Lapbooks for Homeschool Science 0

Lapbooks for Homeschool Science

I'm excited to share with you that we recently added a line of lapbooks to our store! To celebrate the addition, I wanted to share with you a little more about lapbooks and how you can use them in your homeschool.

Lapbooks are educational scrapbooks that fit into the lap of a student. They contain a collection of related mini-books on a certain subject. Each of these is then glued into a file folder for easy viewing. You can also include pictures or projects that the student has completed.