Happy August! Here’s a round-up of ideas I’ve written for ways to work some hands-on, educational fun (and just plain old fun!) into homeschooling this time of year… Living math ideas for August Water balloon math, tracking and graphing temperatures, comparing apples and oranges, nature angles… Sunflower sun dials to campfire science: Science and nature [...]
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Victoria has been asking us about the Higgs Boson and she unfortunately knew more about it than I did. I stumbled on this cute little video where a physicist explains it. It still is only slightly clearer than sewage sludge to me, but I thought it was well done nonetheless! What do you think of [...]
I saw an intriguing picture on Facebook this week. It was of a plate with butter, margarine and reduced fat margarine on it. It was covered with ants, all of whom were happily devouring the butter and staying well away from those evil margarine products. The lesson? Well, ants are far smarter when it comes [...]
I emailed this to Victoria and Anna this morning… Today’s assignment (due by Thursday midnight): Go to this web site on genetics. Look around and learn a lot. Play games and interact with it. Write me a paper about genetics with a minimum of 500 words (you can cut and paste it here to get [...]
Here’s a little video to explain it all in a fun way. What are you going to do with your extra day?
In honor of the (shopping) season!
Fall may be just around the corner here in North America, but that’s not so for all of the world — or the galaxy. Today is the first day of spring on Mars! Discover Magazine says: Today, September 14, 2011, is the vernal equinox for the northern hemisphere of Mars! If you want to be [...]
It’s been forever since I’ve done one of these posts so I thought I’d throw out some fun alternative HS ideas for the week… Play a homeschool version of Balderdash. Write up a list of vocabulary words and make up some fake and real definitions. Challenge the kids to name the right definition for each [...]
In honor of all those HP fans out there, I had to share this delightful video of Daniel Radcliffe singing the periodic table of elements. Enjoy!