Homeschool Science Corner ~ Types of Rocks

In this week's Homeschool Science Corner, we are going to look at the three main types of rocks - igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. Each of these is composed of different minerals found in the Earth's crust and core. We are also going to discuss crystals a bit, since they are made out of minerals as well. This post is in no way meant to be an exhaustive look at this subject, rather it … [Read more...]

Homeschool Science Corner ~ How to Record an Experiment

I have been homeschooling my daughter for over seven years now and every once in awhile I love to take a moment to look back over her previous work. It cracks me up to read some of her responses and helps me to know how far we have come. In this week's Homeschool Science Corner, I want to share with you how to record the experiments your students have done. So that you can look back in … [Read more...]

How to scale one experiment for multiple ages

As homeschoolers, it is not uncommon for us to have a wide age range of students. We are comfortable scaling writing assignments, spelling words, history notebooks, and art projects. Even so, the thought of being able to do one experiment with all of our students seems elusive. In today's Homeschool Science Corner, I wanted to share with you could use one experiment - with all of your students … [Read more...]

Homeschool Science Corner ~ DNA Activities

In this week's Homeschool Science Corner, we are sharing all about DNA! What is DNA?  DNA is the material that carries all the information about how a living thing will look and function. It is found in the nucleus of each of our cells and is unique to every individual. Its full name is deoxyribonucleic acid, which can be complicated to say, so we usually refer to it as DNA for short. DNA is … [Read more...]

Science Corner ~ Activities on Balance

In today's Science Corner, I wanted to share a few activities on balance. What is Balance? Balance exists when there is an even distribution of weight which allows someone or something to remain upright or steady. Every object has forces, or energies of motion, acting upon it. A book sitting on a table has the force of gravity pulling it down to the floor and the force of the table … [Read more...]

Learning the Color Purple through Science

Welcome to the Learning Colors, Shapes & ABC’s through Science preschool series! My goal is to introduce my preschooler to his colors, shapes and letters through scientific activities. My hope is that this will increase his observations skills and make learning these basic facts more interesting. We will also be adding in art activities, books, notebook pages and other motor activities, which … [Read more...]