Archive for Science for Your Homeschooled Scientist

Surprise! Curriculum Planning Really Isn’t For Everyone. (Let’s build curriculum kits)

Nov 01, 2010 No Comments by

Families tell us they love our Core Curriculum Packages but I wonder how many realize why it took us so long to offer that option. For over twenty years we clung to the belief that if you were going to go to the work of homeschooling, you would want to hand-select each item for each [...]

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Giraffes – How Do They Get Enough Air?

Sep 03, 2010 No Comments by

WARNING: This is not for the faint of stomach! But it is very educational and has an awesome punchline at the end!!

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Incredible.

Sep 01, 2009 No Comments by

Nine different pictures of vibrantly colored Ice Jellies posted on BBC’s website, don’t let your homeschooled children miss out on seeing these marvelous creations! My favorite is the large colonial physonect siphonophore Marrus orthocanna! Say that 5 times fast….say that at all….

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Facts On Friction

Aug 21, 2009 No Comments

This Friday’s movie clip from the past is for your inquisitive homeschooled child. An olden day ad for Chevrolet, this clip is full of information on friction, what it does for speed and how it impacts the design of a brake pad in Chevrolet vehicles. I can already think of one homeschooled child I know [...]

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Why Do Flamingos Stand On One Foot?

Aug 20, 2009 No Comments

Have your homeschooled children ever wondered why flamingos spend so much of their time standing only on one foot? If so, they are not alone. And while many theories have been proposed none have yet been conclusive. Now a new theory has been propose that may in fact prove accurate. Reported by BBC Earth News: [...]

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Memory, Terry Small, Stephen Wiltshire, and Your Brain

Aug 11, 2009 No Comments

A year ago this month was the first time we heard speaker Terry Small at a local homeschool conference. We were immediately enthralled with what he had to say and deeply amused with his style of delivery. Acutely engaging, Terry will not easily let you be an inactive spectator in his sessions but soon has [...]

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Has Your Child Ever Wondered Why Raindrops Come In Different Sizes?

Jul 22, 2009 No Comments

Here is a great slow-motion video clip showing a raindrop beginning as a large drop and breaking into smaller drops. A bit of explanation is also included.

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New Element In Periodic Table Tentatively Named “Copernicium”

Jul 20, 2009 No Comments

Do your homeschooled children know about the latest addition to the periodic table? Have they heard its proposed name? Read BBC’s news article here to find out why the name “Copernicium” was chosen, and read here for more details about Copernicium.

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