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Super Shark Books! Fiction and Non-Fiction for Toddler to Teen

Super Shark Books! Fiction and Non-Fiction for Toddler to Teen

For kids young and old comes this collection of shark books. In lieu of the 30th Anniversary of Shark Week this year I am sharing a collection of both fiction and non-fiction books for kids from prepreaders through high school! A fascination with sharks started early in our house when my son fell in love(…)

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Homeschool Science Lab: DNA Extraction Lab

Homeschool Science Lab: DNA Extraction Lab

YES you can do science labs at home! In this Homeschool Science Lab: DNA Extraction Lab we are going to not only talk about DNA but your student is going to be able to extract DNA from a strawberry and even from themselves! One of the big concerns about homeschooling for people is science, how(…)

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Using Horse Stories for a Horse Unit Study {FREE Printable Worksheets}

Using Horse Stories for a Horse Unit Study {FREE Printable Worksheets}

We can’t learn enough about horses in our house! Everything is horse related,  from horse coloring, to horse movies, horse stories, horseback riding lessons, 4-H club, and even horse apparel. Not only are we doing equine science as our science this year, but we are also using some other horse stories and books for some(…)

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Fetal Pig Dissection Resources

Fetal Pig Dissection Resources

Since my 10 year old decided she just HAD to dissect the fetal pig that my teen never did when she did high school biology, and thus I was looking for fetal pig dissection resources for her, I have collected all the best here for you! Two years ago when we did a frog dissection(…)

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Virtual Frog Dissection Resources

Virtual Frog Dissection Resources

That smell. Can you smell the formaldehyde? It is often a dreaded part of high school biology class. The good news is that if you don’t have the resources (or the stomach) for a frog dissection lab, there are are plenty of Virtual Frog Dissection Resources to choose from! I have now had the opportunity(…)

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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Activities – Microscope, Nature, Cooking & More!

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Activities – Microscope, Nature, Cooking & More!

This year my 10 year old daughter and I have had the pleasure of being part of a Mighty Girl Book Club. The first book we read was The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. I can’t begin to tell you how much we not only enjoyed the book, but all the Evolution of Calpurnia Tate activities!(…)

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How to Plan a Learning Vacation

How to Plan a Learning Vacation

In 2013 we took our kids on their first visit to Washington, D.C. It was our oldest daughter’s “8th Grade Washington Trip”. We did a lot of research and preparation ahead of time to help make the trip both more affordable as well as enjoyable while still hitting as many of the sites as we(…)

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The Skeletal System: Hands-On Learning Resources

The Skeletal System: Hands-On Learning Resources

One of my favorite science topics is the human body. I am so fascinated with how it all works. The Skeletal System is one of the body systems that is so fun to play with and learn about in a hands on manner. I have gathered tons of resources on the Skeletal System throughout my(…)

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Simplify Science with Memorization

Simplify Science with Memorization

When you know basic facts about a subject, it is easier to build up from those facts. Learning more difficult concepts in science is aided by knowing some basic facts. While the list of science facts to memorize is seemingly endless there are definitely some basic science memorization lists that will get you started. Science(…)

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The Periodic Table Rap ~ Fun & Resources for the Periodic Table!

The Periodic Table Rap ~ Fun & Resources for the Periodic Table!

Are you working on learning about the Periodic Table of Elements this year? When our kids were younger focus was with the first 10, but also covered some general things about the way the table is set up as well. One of the first things we did was learn about an atom and its parts,(…)

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Microscope Activities – Including a Purchase Guide & Resources

Microscope Activities – Including a Purchase Guide & Resources

One of the staple purchases you want to make for your homeschool science studies is a microscope. From the early elementary years you can begin with basic microscope activities, building up to full blown usage for biology study in the high school years. Microscope activities can easily begin in the elementary years. While students at(…)

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6 Ed Tech Blogs for Science Loving Kids

6 Ed Tech Blogs for Science Loving Kids

When we are little, our mind is like a sponge. Add this to a natural curiosity about any odds and ends in the world, and kids are walking memory sticks that consume any kind of information they come in contact with. It is important to redirect your children’s learning enthusiasm to useful sources of information(…)

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