Using Natural Phenomena in the Homeschool Science Classroom

Using Natural Phenomena in the Homeschool Science Classroom

Teaching science ideas in general, the process of photosynthesis for example, may work for some students, but often it leads to decontextualized knowledge that students are unable to apply when relevant. Anchoring the development of general science ideas in...
Bringing Homeschool History and Science Together

Bringing Homeschool History and Science Together

There is a common misconception in our world, we all hold this belief to one extent or another, and you might have even said it to your kids. “Back then people weren’t as smart as us, so they did (fill in the blank thing) because (fill in assumption for...
Homeschool Science Kits That Make Things Easy for Moms

Homeschool Science Kits That Make Things Easy for Moms

Get the homeschool science kits that will keep your kids engaged and have them learning a lot. Plus, these are easy for you! Science. We all want to teach it but sometimes we need an easy, and already pulled together way to do it in order to fit it into our day....
Why Nature is the Best Science Teacher in the Early Grades

Why Nature is the Best Science Teacher in the Early Grades

A few months ago, I was sitting next to two other homeschooling moms at a big group playdate. It was a beautiful spring day and the kids were across the shallow creek from us, taking turns sliding down the muddy embankment into the water. As I watched them play, the...
Homeschooling Kindergarten Science with No Curriculum

Homeschooling Kindergarten Science with No Curriculum

Science is about observing, predicting, and experimenting in the physical world around us. I am strongly of the opinion that kindergarten is meant to be a time of play (a children’s garden of play, if you will). As such kindergarten is the perfect time to ease...
Simple Nature Study with Preschoolers

Simple Nature Study with Preschoolers

Nature study plays a big part in our Charlotte Mason-inspired homeschool. Spending time outdoors and studying the world around us has so many benefits. These benefits are just as relevant during the baby, toddler, and preschool stages:  nature study helps us find our...