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Homeschooling a Science-Lover When You Don’t Have a Strong Science Background

Science is well-loved in our household.  My science background in the areas of chemistry, astronomy, physics, and earth science is lacking – sometimes embarrassingly so.  Since the time my oldest child was small he has been into science.  My other children, while not so avid in their scientific interests, have …

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Free Interactive Science Simulations

Free Interactive Science Simulations

We stumbled upon a great find today when we were learning about electric circuits.  The University of Colorado in Boulder has a great website chock full of interactive science simulations.  They are simple to download and use.  Here is the one we discovered today: You will find different simulations for …

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Basher Periodic Table Flashcards

Basher Periodic Table Flashcards

Basher Periodic Table Flashcards have been a great addition to our homeschool.  I found them at a local store this past weekend and my 4th grader was pretty much begging to get out the flashcards earlier this week.  The flashcards have creative little pictures for each element with information about …

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Creative Science Challenge: Egg Drop Challenge

Yesterday we completed the first creative science challenge of the school year.  My boys had to build a contraption that would safely transport a raw egg from the second story of our house to a cement patio.  They had a few rules to follow: The contraption could not exceed 12 …

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