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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. 

Curing the Winter Blahs with Homeschool Science 0

Christmas is over, the new year has begun, spring is around the corner, yet we are still stuck inside because it is just too cold to go out! February seems to be the time of the year when the winter blahs really set in. It's that time of year in which we tend to find ourselves with frozen toes, antsy kids, and no more ideas.

What can you do to inject a little life into this shortened month?

Starting the New Year the Science Way 0

Starting the New Year the Science Way

The wonderful thing about a new year is that it gives a fresh start. It is a great time to examine the different aspects of your life and homeschool to see what is working and what is not. Then, you can make subtle changes to ensure that your goals are being meant.

I wanted to share a few tips with you this month about how to start this new year of homeschool science off right.