What Is Nature Study?

Nature study is a style of educating that searches for the principles of science in nature. It became a popular educational movement in the early 20th century and it is currently regaining popularity once again among homeschoolers. Anna Botsford Comstock, one of the pioneers of the movement, shares the following about nature study in her book: “Nature study cultivates the child’s … [Read more...]

Atoms and Isotopes

I have got chemistry on the brain thanks to my latest writing project. There are atoms and isotopes, molecules and compounds all floating around, creating some pretty wild dreams! So, I thought that you all should reap the benefits of my writing process! In today’s post, I am sharing a bit about the history of the atom and its structure, as well as explaining isotopes. I have also added in a … [Read more...]

Ideas for Building Simple Machines at Home

A simple machine is a tool that you can use to help you to do work. In other words, simple machines make the task of lifting or moving an object easier. Types of Simple Machines There are seven main types of simple machines. 1. The Lever The lever is a rigid bar that is free to move around at a fixed point. Levers are frequently used to lift things, i.e. using a flat piece of metal to pry … [Read more...]

The Punnett Square

The Punnett Square is a foundational genetic principle. It helps scientist predict which traits an offspring can have. In today's post, I wanted to provide you with the tools to introduce this concept to your students. DNA, Genes, and the Punnett Square Coded within the DNA of an organism are thousands of genes. Each of these genes contain the code for certain characteristics. Genes are … [Read more...]

2 YouTube Channels & a Podcast you can use for homeschool science

We live in a digital world. Smartphones and social media abound. The great thing is that as homeschoolers we can use technology to our advantage. These days we can be mesmerized by the eagle as she tends to her nest in real-time. We can listen to the classics with the touch of a button. And we can answer our kids burning questions with a quick Google Search. I thought that today I … [Read more...]