Ben Franklin – Easy Electricity Science Experiment
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Ben Franklin – Easy Electricity Science Experiment

Did you know that the great American inventor, philosopher, and homeschooling alumnus Benjamin Franklin’s birthday was January 17th?  One of the many things Benjamin Franklin is remembered for is for discovering how to effectively conduct electricity. Therefore, what better way is there to celebrate his birthday than by conducting your own electricity experiment at home?…

10 Reasons to Keep a Nature Journal
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10 Reasons to Keep a Nature Journal

Reasons to Keep a Nature Journal There are so many wonderful reasons to keep a nature journal!! I will discuss a few of them here with you, and I hope you’ll share some of your favorite reasons with us in the comments too! You may not consider yourself or your children particularly artistic. Or you…

Science Fair Project: Create Your Own Ecosystem
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Science Fair Project: Create Your Own Ecosystem

In this science fair project titled “Operation Bio-Network,” a student creates a pond ecosystem. It’s really not difficult to do! Keep reading to find out how to make a simple mini-pond. Materials Needed to Create the Ecosystem: Tank Submerged (aquatic) plants Equipment to catch organisms Lake/pond water Organisms, dirt, plants collected from pond Procedure: How to…

Wildflower Unit Study
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Wildflower Unit Study

Summer brings hot and often dry conditions. One thing I learned from my time in Kansas was that even during times of harsh hot and dry conditions, there was still beautiful color around me- in the wildflowers. The strength, resilience, and resourcefulness of  these flowers inspires me. They are so beautiful with only the simplicity…