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Exploring Homeschool Science with Wonder and Hands-On Fun: a video interview with Dr. Kristin Moon

Enjoy homeschool science with wonder, curiosity, and hands-on exploration. Watch an interview with Dr. Kristin Moon: molecular geneticist and homeschool mom! I recently spoke with my friend Dr. Kristin Moon, a microbiologist, molecular geneticist, and veteran homeschool mom. We discussed how to encourage our child to love science from the early years all the way …

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Fun Winter and Snow Homeschool Ideas

Snowy Homeschool: picture books, art, and fun wintry activities to learn about snow in your homeschool

Winter days call for cups of hot cocoa and stacks of picture books. What could be better than enjoying picture books about snow in your homeschool? Pair these lovely read-alouds with some poetry, art, and other simple activities for a cozy, snowy homeschool day! Note: real snow is not required…which is a good thing for …

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My First Science Experiment: a fun, simple, hands-on project you can do at home to fascinate preschoolers and kindergartners with the scientific method!

My oldest son was 5 when he asked, “Daddy, can we do a science experiment?” My husband, a brilliant engineer and an awesome dad, was obviously delighted to oblige. John designed a simple experiment to explore with our son and daughter (then 5 and 3 years old) demonstrating the process of the scientific method at …

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Eagles and Birds of Prey Unit Study

He clasps the crag with crooked hands: Simple Science Unit Study of Eagles and Other Birds of Prey, inspired by Tennyson’s “The Eagle”

We often discuss integrating our memory work with our other studies. But did you know that it can go the other direction, too? If there is a poem that captures your family’s imagination, you have the freedom to use it as a jumping off point for further study. You can explore books related to the …

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Homeschool Science Weather

Textbook-Free Science: all the resources you’ll need to learn about WEATHER in your homeschool!

Want to explore the topic of weather in your homeschool science? Here’s a complete textbook-free resource guide for your homeschool learners! All ages are sure to enjoy this homeschool science weather study! Our family keeps science pretty simple in the elementary years. We follow interests (in this case, my daughter’s curiosity about the weather). We …

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Nonfiction Graphic Novels for Kids and Teens

The graphic novel format isn’t limited to fiction. Nonfiction works in the graphic novel style can be a delightful read for kids, teens, and adults. Here are some of the nonfiction graphic novels my children have enjoyed. What? Why Nonfiction Graphic Novels? (and do I have to? {spoiler alert: no}) The graphic novel combines words …

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