You might be a homeschool scientist if . . .

I love science and we homeschool, so I like to consider myself a homeschool scientist. As we step into the new year, I thought that I would share with you twenty ways you can use to determine whether or not you are a homeschool scientist. These may or may not have come from real life experiences, but I will not admit to any specifics. So, here we go! You might be a homeschool scientist … [Read more...]

All About Lichens at the Homeschool Science Corner

Lichens are perfect to study around this time of year. As the trees are shedding their leaves and the plants are starting to die off, the lichens in the area begin to stand out. Lichens can be found all over the world, including the in the desert! Typically, you will find them on the bark of a tree or on a rock. Many lichens are about the size of a human fist, but they can grow to be as large … [Read more...]

Homeschool Science Corner – Day and Night

In today's homeschool science corner, I wanted to share with you all the basic science behind day and night. We'll start by discussing the concept a bit, watching a video, and working on a few activities. Then, we'll wrap it all up with some books and free printables! Let's get started . . . Day and Night As Earth turns, or rotates, day changes to night on one side of the globe. On the … [Read more...]

Theory vs. Fact at the Homeschool Science Corner

I love science. I love watching a reaction unfold. I love the feel of holding an Erlenmeyer flask in my hand. I love using pipettes - especially the ones you can dial in to a specific measurement which is so much more fun than a teaspoon measurement. I also secretly enjoy putting on safety glasses. There's just something about them that makes you really feel like a scientist. Now … [Read more...]

Homeschool Science Corner ~ 3 Types of Fossils

This week's homeschool science corner is all about the three main types of fossils. Scientists categorize fossils into three main groups -  impression fossils, trace fossils, and replacement fossils. Amber is also often looked at as a fourth type of fossil. Although a chunk of amber can contain insects that were trapped in resin long ago, technically it is still categorized as a … [Read more...]

Homeschool Science Corner ~ Glacier Study

It is the middle of summer and you are no doubt dying for a respite from the heat. To help you out today I am sharing a cool topic - a glacier study. These amazing frozen rivers are rare to find in your backyard, but that doesn't mean you should share them with your students. In this week's homeschool science corner you will find an explanation, and a tasty activity for you to use with your … [Read more...]