Category Archives: Homeschool – Science

Tackling Education Goals – by Using Amazon and the Library

I’m incredibly lucky – I live in a metropolitan area with an unbeatable library system – the Mid-Continent Public Library. What can’t be found at the library (very little) can usually be found through the inter-library loaning program from any … Continue reading

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The Re-Occurring Atom

The book on atoms that I mentioned in last Friday’s post has really gotten Emily to thinking. Several times on Thursday she mentioned it – and I followed it up with another book in the series… Solids, Liquids and Gases … Continue reading

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The Summer Reading Yields Several Very Interesting Books

Each year the Mid-Continent Public Library holds the Summer Reading Program. I love it – an excuse to read even MORE books! For every 24 books we read, Emily earns a free book. Up to three reading incentives are passed … Continue reading

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Getting the Kiddo in On the Act

Remember how I mentioned that The Deadly Nightshade and the Homeschool Advocate topics often intersect? Well here is another great example.. A month or so ago, we bought two full bee suits, one for Emily and one for Dave. Right … Continue reading

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A Lovely Morning

I have a cleaning scheduled for later today – but this morning was a nice, quiet start. With an upcoming Extreme Jams class to prepare for, I was busy picking roses to make the Rose Petal Jam. Emily woke up … Continue reading

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Experiments and Hypothesis

Serious science theme going on around here these days. And completely unintentional – all of these learning opportunities have just kind of come up. “Oh look, it’s Snake Saturday at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center.” Or this past week’s … Continue reading

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We Seem to Have a Science Theme Going

I’m keeping it short and sweet today. I’ve got a bed or twenty to plant out in the garden, some more homeschool to do, and lots and lots of writing. We seem to be focusing on science a lot recently. … Continue reading

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The Science of Smell…and Ants

With this lovely spring weather, a full month earlier than normal, has come spring showers…and ants. If you have ever checked out my other blog The Deadly Nightshade then you will know that I truly do my best to be … Continue reading

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SSSSnake Saturday at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center

  This past Saturday, on Saint Patrick’s Day, Emily and I headed to the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center. They really have some great programs. It has been a few weeks since Taste of the Season, so we were happy … Continue reading

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Taking Homeschool Outside

Nutrients and Mulch “What are you doing, Mama?” Emily asked as she pushed herself on our big swing. “I’m clearing an area free of mulch for the strawberries,” I answered as I continued to rake gently, pulling the pieces of … Continue reading

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