How to Use Julia Rothman’s Nature Anatomy in Your Homeschool
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How to Use Julia Rothman’s Nature Anatomy in Your Homeschool

Most of us love finding ways to encourage our kids to get outside and enjoy nature! I’ve always looked for ways to help my children learn and explore outdoors whether we lived in a big city, an apartment complex, or in the woods in the country. While free observation and exploration are educational and enjoyable,…

It’s Fall, Y’all! Two Fun Fall Leaves Art and Science Activities
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It’s Fall, Y’all! Two Fun Fall Leaves Art and Science Activities

It’s Fall, Y’all!  If you are fortunate, you live in an area where bright green leaves are now turning brilliant hues of reds, oranges, and yellows. Those fallen leaves will become a great habitat and provide food for small animals during the coming months.  So why do trees’ leaves change colors and fall to the…

Review of Apologia’s Online General Science Class for Middle School
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Review of Apologia’s Online General Science Class for Middle School

Review of Apologia’s Online General Science Class for Middle School Our son began his 8th grade year as a homeschooler this past fall. He has been homeschooled from the start, and we’ve always chosen his curriculum using an eclectic approach, mostly with the intent of catering to his strengths while moving his weaknesses forward at…

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…

Tree Study Activities with Notebooking Pages
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Tree Study Activities with Notebooking Pages

Tree study activities are interesting to do each season of the year. Spring tree study activities will be different and teach our kids different things than a Fall tree study. In this post we share some activities and notebooking pages to help you plan and enjoy a tree study with your children–any time of the…