Physics 101 review by The Flanders Family

Jennifer says, “Physics 101 did not disappoint. Although I planned to use this introductory course for my high schoolers (it’s part of Timberdoodle’s 10th Grade Curriculum Set), my younger kids quickly became engrossed in the video lessons, as well. So did I. I learned stuff in this course I never knew before — despite the fact I’d taken three years of physics in high school and college. That’s because Wes Olson, the host of the 101 Series, is a master at asking intelligent questions, then answering them with easy-to-follow explanations.” Read the rest of her review at The Flanders Family […]

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Chemistry 101 review by Wonder-filled Days

Suzanna says, “I have two sons doing high school chemistry this year.  This year I have a son in 9th grade and one in 11th so one of them is using Integrated Physics and Chemistry and one of them is using Jay Wile’s Discovering Design with Chemistry. So when Timberdoodle offered me a copy of Chemistry 101 in exchange for a review I jumped at the chance.  I knew that having a teacher that’s passionate about the subject matter would make Chemistry come alive for them.” Read the rest of her review at Wonder-filled Days.

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Recipe for Conductive Dough

Making your own play dough is easy, fun, and inexpensive. The kids love helping mix in the colors… or mixing together two different colors of finished play dough to see what new color they can make. Obviously, there are endless sculptures to be created with play dough, but did you know it can also be used to conduct electricity? Here’s a recipe for an easier to make conductive play dough from our team here at Timberdoodle. It can be used along with our DIY Electro-Dough Kit for a fun summer activity. Conductive Dough Ingredients 1 cup water 6 oz salt 1 […]

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

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 child. After all, that was what our family had chosen to do! Of course, we had always been eager to help families, and it was not uncommon for a mom to call asking where to start for a particular grade. We would give some recommendations […]

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Sonic Booms Explained

Tuesday we discovered that we really didn’t understand what “breaking the sound barrier” practically means. When two F-15 fighter jets broke the sound barrier (responding to an attempted intercept of an aircraft which had invaded the Temporary Flight Restriction area imposed for President Obama’s visit to Seattle) and triggered sonic booms which were heard throughout the Puget Sound region, we realized that while everyone was talking about the event no one could explain it. If you also find yourself struggling to explain the concept to your homeschoolers, than you will probably be just as grateful as we are for this […]

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Incredible.

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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