Circle Time. Morning Time. Morning Basket Time. In our home we call it Brain Training Time. Whatever you might call it, I have some great ideas to help you include nature study during the time you gather for family learning before jumping into the rest of your homeschool day. I bet you think I’m going […]
Nature study has been one of the most rewarding subjects in our homeschool through the years. It reaches deeply into every single realm of science. It gets us outdoors for fresh air, sunshine and exercise. It creatively includes other subjects like language arts, math, geography, and even history. But most importantly, God has revealed so much about Himself to us through the study of nature.
Nature study works easily with all homeschooling styles. It makes a huge difference with children who need to be active. It can meet all kinds of learning styles, and offers those with learning disabilities a fresh perspective on learning to give them success. Best of all, nature study works really, really well when teaching multiple ages. I know you'll enjoy some amazing learning using the lessons you'll find below. Have fun!
(This post contains affiliate links and links to my business website.) Charlotte Mason was a very wise teacher. I’ve been pondering her thoughts about nature study lately and have to say…she was right! My children are living proof – as are so many children of families who make nature study a priority. Just what exactly […]
(This post contains affiliate links and links to my business website.) If you’ve been around here much, you know the importance I place on nature study. The real-life science lessons that offer a consistent “lab” experience are unmatched compared to simply studying the same topics from a textbook. But, just as important, nature study reaches […]
(This post contains affiliate links and links to my business website.) Insect Study I come across cutesy ideas for insect study all the time. While the activities are cute and have some value in teaching about insects, I find that getting children outside to learn about insects right alongside the real creatures makes for the […]
(This post contains links to my books.) What is chromatography? It’s simply a big name that means separating mixtures. Or, in this case separating pigments. As complicated as the word sounds, experimenting with chromatography is very easy. Chromatography with Markers I always like to teach the concept of chromatography with markers before using other materials […]