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How to Start a Nature Journal with Kids

Spring and summer offer us the perfect opportunities to get outside and soak up the sun. As homeschoolers, that time can be used to sneak in learning and cultivate curiosity. So, why not use that time to start a nature journal? Creating a nature journal instills a deep love of the environment while building so many …

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15 Science Experiments for Preschoolers

Preschool Science Experiments Science has always been the favorite subject in our home. From making Potato Clocks to doing the Mentos and Diet Coke experiment, we’ve tried a lot of fun science experiments for preschoolers and beyond. Why do science experiments make such a difference in learning? It’s because they give kids a chance to explore, investigate, and …

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Mentos and Diet Soda Experiment with Free Lesson Plan and Printables

The Diet Coke and Mentos experiment was a blast (literally!) and we learned a lot about nucleation. In fact, it was so much fun that I wrote up our experiment, created observation and tracking sheets, and have uploaded them all for you to use…for free! Read the experiment below or scroll allllll the way to …

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Fun Facts About Penguins for Kids

Penguins are simply adorable. From their distinguished coloring to their distinctive waddle, they are one of the cutest animals around. Whether you’re studying them for a homeschool project or part of your homeschool curriculum, or simply are curious about what makes a penguin so unique, here are fun facts about penguins to keep you on …

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All About Apples – Fun Facts for Kids

We’re big apple-eaters (some of us more so than others) and apple picking in the Fall is a must-do activity. When we did the Paths of Exploration curriculum last year, one of our favorite studies was learning about Johnny Appleseed through the book by David R. Collins and Louise H. Rock. Despite our love for apples, there’s …

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Marvelous Marbles – A Mini-Unit Study

Wedged under some train tracks, resting calmly on Mr. Potato Head’s missing pink ear, was a clear glass ball with a thin twist of green inside. The cool, smooth surface was perfect for rolling on the dining room table and light reflecting off the glass and green twist were captivating. How was this tiny ball …

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Fun Facts About Beef: Nutrients, Recipes, and a Free Printable Placemat!

You know what’s made the biggest difference in my family’s life this year? Better nutrition. Whole foods and protein rich meals have created a domino effect of healthy changes. Because, when you’re full, you tend to snack less and feel better. But knowing which foods to incorporate into our diets took some research. Sure eating …

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STEM for Kids: 10 Hands-On Science Experiments

If we had to pick just one subject to do all year long that would both keep the kids engaged and help them learn about a ton of things, we’d pick science. Specifically, we’d focus on hands-on science experiments for kids that range from the super messy to the super detailed. Why? Well, science is …

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Explore Underwater Habitats with Swimming Fish Toys

It’s messy, it’s fun, it’s intriguing, and it’s so incredibly interesting to explore and discover. Although we’re finishing up our Paths of Explorationcurriculum, we decided to delve into the deep ocean and learn more about underwater habitats. So, you can imagine how excited we were to discover Lil’ Fishys! If you haven’t heard about them, hold on …

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10 Things Every Young Homeschool Scientist Needs

Have a budding scientist on your hands? Here are 10 things every young homeschool scientist needs to be successful. I had been convinced by the ads for gigantic science kids and expensive microscopes that in order to successfully teach my kids about anything science related, I had to invest half of our life-savings. So, more …

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Homeschool Science: 5 Fun Science Experiments

No matter what they’re doing, the moment you start doing an experiment, all eyes are on you. That’s why simple science experiments should be the norm rather than the exception in your curriculum. I know, I know…science experiments are messy, they take time, they’re a hassle, they get all over. Well, stop right there, because …

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Homeschool Science: 7 Backyard Science Activities

We live in a busy town and our yard isn’t all that big, but what it lacks in space it makes up for in amazing science opportunities. I bet yours does too – even if you just have a small patio or apartment balcony. Don’t believe me? Well, here are seven backyard science activities to …

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Homeschool Science: Introducing Science to Little Learners

There are few things as exciting to watch than a child who is captivated by science. From the time children are able to start exploring the world around them, their thirst for more knowledge becomes apparent. Science is one of the subjects that kids instantly latch onto, because it’s all about the questioning, the exploration, …

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