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...]

How to Skip an Experiment

So, you are staring at this week's experiment and you realize that you don't have the materials you need. Your week is jam-packed. You can't make it to the store. You have no substitute materials. You can't swap out the experiment because you don't have the materials for the only other one that will work. So what do you do? Do you toss the book aside and resign to the fact that you … [Read more...]

Earth Science and Astronomy for the Grammar Stage Updates

I am so delighted to be sharing this bit of Elemental Science news with you! The brand new, fully updated version of Earth Science and Astronomy for the Grammar Stage is now available!!! As you know, we have been working hard on updating our grammar stage series of programs. Here is a look at what has been changed. THE UPDATED VERSION IN A NUTSHELL The updated version of Earth Science and … [Read more...]

Homeschool Science Corner ~ Habitat or Biome

Is it a habit or biome? And for that matter, how do you tell the difference? The two appear to be similar concepts and the terms are often used interchangeably, but there is a subtle difference. In a nutshell, a habitat refers to the local environment, while a biome refers to a larger global ecosystem. In today's homeschool science corner, we are going to look at the difference between a … [Read more...]

What should I do if I find classical education in the middle of the cycle?

So, you have just stumble upon this wonderful method for homeschooling called classical education. Maybe you found it when a friend handed you her copy of The Well-Trained Mind. Maybe you stumbled upon the classical science series on this blog and fell in love. But no matter how you found it, you want to start using this method in your homeschool. The only problem is that your oldest is … [Read more...]

How to make your own experiment kits

There is nothing worse than opening up your guide to find out that today is experiment day and you don't have the materials you need. As I shared in 5 tips for experiment success, I keep a well-stocked science supplies cabinet to prevent these problems. But what if you don't want to keep an entire cabinet full of science stuff? What if you want just the supplies you need for that year on … [Read more...]