Why Nature Journals Are Important

Why Nature Journals Are Important

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 so naturally into other academic areas that it’s priceless for gently integrated learning….

Interest-Based Ocean Study

Interest-Based Ocean Study

(This post contains affiliate links.) Interest-Based Rabbit Trails After our early autumn trip to the beach, Eli was immensely interested in beach life.  When I found him pouring over one of our souvenir attraction maps, I knew it was wise to capitalize on his enthusiasm.  So…a quick, delight-directed ocean study started immediately. Map Skills: I…

Science Activity Bags

I can’t tell you how excited I am about the Science Experiements in a Bag exchange we had at co-op this week!  Remember the preschool bags?   The same company that sells the preschool activity bag idea book now has a science experiment bag idea book!  My big kids can’t wait to dive into these!…

Chemisty Update

Okay, I have to admit up front that Christian Kids Explore Chemistry is getting tough for this ol’ momma who realized early on that she was never meant to be a chemist in life.  Seriously, what I’m teaching the kids now are things I learned in high school!  Lucky for me, the book is walking…

Columbus Day Science

Our Fun Friday activity this week focused on Columbus Day.  We did the sink or float experiment from Science Projects for Holidays Throughout the Year.  After doing some basic experimentation on what objects sink or float, we moved on to asking the question, “Does sinking and floating make a difference in salt water vs. fresh water?”…

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